Sony Ericsson (SE) plans to push out Android 2.3.4 to its flagship Xperia smartphones this year, rumours suggest, as the phone-maker looks to put its patchy record with operating system updates firmly behind it.
A source has told dedicated Sony Ericsson site SEMC Blog that the latest version of Google’s smartphone platform is being tested right now for its flagship Xperia phones, the Play, Arc, Neo and Pro.
Users of those kits can reportedly expect to get the OS bump from October. If they’ve got devices sans carrier branding and bought off-contract, that is.
If you’re not in that select coterie, and let’s face it that’s most of us, you’ll have to wait until your network has finished its own tests before you’ll to able to grab the update.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro and the X8 won't be sharing the update love. Even so, news of the alacrity SE seems to be applying to updating its phones these days will come as a pleasant surprise to long-time users – especially those who invested in some of the earlier phones in the X10 line and ended up marooned on the creaky 1.6 version of Android for aeons.
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