November 3, 2011

Sony Ericsson’s Global Android 2.3.4 update includes gesture input


Sony Ericsson Gesture input

Sony Ericsson now globally roll out Android 2.3.4 update for Xperia Line up and when that firmware hits your handset, don’t be surprised if you find "Gesture input" through which you can input text by swiping the finger from one letter to the next.

The phones that will get the software update are: Xperia arc, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo, Xperia mini, Xperia mini pro, Xperia  pro, Xperia ray, Xperia active, Xperia neo V, Xperia arc S and the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman. The update will be available for all unlocked phones and most operator variants but there will be local deviations.  There are also some deviations on feature upgrade depending on phone model. Google Talk video chat will only be available for phones with front facing camera. Xperia PLAY will not get 3D panorama sweep but it will get HD video recording and the other goodies below.

The highlights of the update are:

  • Google Talk with Video Chat for smartphones with front-facing cameras
  • Updated Facebook inside Xperia functionality for enhanced like, share and discover abilities. We have talked about Facebook  inside Xperia on previous posts.
  • Xperia smartphones introducing world’s first 3D Sweep Panorama functionality powered by Sony.
  • 16x video zoom
  • The software upgrade will enable consumers to turn their Xperia  smartphone into a mini-mobile PC by connecting USB peripherals (mouse, keyboard or game controller) to Sony Ericsson LiveDock multimedia station. Connect the smartphone to a TV via HDMI to get a big screen experience.
  • Gesture input – text input by swiping the finger from one letter to the next
  • WiFi DLNA
  • Screen capture – allows the user to share a screen grab from anywhere in the phone.

Source:- Sony Ericsson Blog

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