Sony Ericsson (SE) has begun rolling out a software update for Xperia Arc and Play in Europe, reports suggest, as the company’s record with pushing out Android upgrades continues to improve.
According to Pocket Gamer, owners of handsets bought off-contract and SIM-free in selected territories in northern Europe are downloading Android 2.3.4 right now. Although at the time of writing, it hadn’t hit the UK yet.
The 2.3.4 version of Google’s Android operating system brings with it a freshened-up take on Facebook inside Xperia, which includes the option to share apps via FB and the option to ‘like’ music on the phones’ on board FM radio.
And there’s more. It’ll also allow users to hook-up USB peripherals to their handsets and add a 3D sweep panorama mode for more impressive landscape snaps, which can be viewed on a Sony 3D-capable TV.
SE had originally announced plans to make the update available from October, with the early arrival emphasising the extent to which the company has cleaned up its act after previous upgrade disasters with early Xperia kits.
Users who bought the Play and Arc on a contract deal – and let's face it, that’s most of you – will face a wait while carriers to complete testing, meaning it could take some months yet before it hits your kit.