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Sony Ericsson Vivaz 2 breaks cover, runs Android 2.3

Sony Ericsson Vivaz 2 breaks cover, runs Android 2.3

Sony Ericsson (SE) is preparing an Android powered sequel to its eight megapixel Vivaz camera phone, leaked snaps reveal, as the company makes good on its plans to withdraw support for Nokia’s Symbian OS.

According to Mobile-review, which snared the snaps, the phone will run Android 2.3, AKA Gingerbread, out of the box, putting it on a par with the likes of the Nexus S and Galaxy S2.

There’s also support for multi-touch – something that’s only now being added to the Xperia X10 range – and a Bravia 854x480 display. And to keep everything ticking over smoothly when you’re multi-tasking, it’ll also pack a dual core Tegra processor.

Perhaps surprisingly, SE hasn’t seen fit to upgrade the onboard snapper, which remains an eight megapixel number with LED flash and 720p video capture.

The phone maker’s decision to ditch the Symbian S60 platform for the Vivaz’s successor comes after it came for heavy criticism from tech fans on the grounds that the OS was unwieldy and laggy.

UK availability has yet to be confirmed. But apparently we can expect it to drop around April, priced between £270-295 when bought sans contract.

Via: Mobile Review

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