Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and Xperia PLAY get software update

03 August, 2011
The Xperia Arc and Xperia PLAY are getting stereo sound in videos, landscape mode for the homescreen.

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  • hadi

my Xperia Arc Android version is still 2.3.3 and i want to upgrade it. i want to upgrade it by using pc companion but I heard that if i upgrade it it become to slow.. its truee

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  • 2013-07-08 00:15
  • iB4v
  • gogutta

how long do it take for a xperia play gets the update

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  • 2012-04-14 18:42
  • QGVH
  • Budeci

questions.za@support.sonyericsson.com

To all South Africans. If you are interested in buying this phone (Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc or ARC s ) you in it for big disappointment. Dealers like MTN and Vodacom are selling this phone through contracts with packages intentionally
excluding all accessories such car chargers, bluetooth ear piece ,etc. You only get normal charger, usb cable and headsets while the phone packed with so much technology which will just be too useful for nothing. This phone has poor battery life compare to other brands yet it has a Navigation application on it, without a car charger in the whole of South Africa, this will be a pain in "some" place. Worst of all is that the the dealers like MTN, Vodacom and inclusive of Sony Ericsson South Africa franchises are only interested in making money without caring about customers' satisfaction. They are taking South Africans for granted. They put more into a good marketing front for this phone but no proper support for it. Imagine if you blow up or loose your normal charger,usb cable, headset,etc. how are you going to replace them. When you call the dealer, you are only adviced to go through a costly exercise of dealing with only Sony Ericsson to fix you phone or whatever included in the package. As compared to other brands, you get accessories from almost anywhere - dealers,electronic shops, free market,etc. your options are not limited as compared to this phone. For such a great phone, I am very very disappointment.

If you want to raise your complaints regarding the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, write an email to this address:
questions.za@support.sonyericsson.com

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  • 2011-12-22 15:19
  • fuH2
  • Arc PH

Hi all, software update is now available in the Philippines.. all arc owners in the Philippines can update now.. works fine and new features are there. Thanks Sony (Ericsson)!


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  • 2011-12-09 09:59
  • t7tB
  • pm

xperia arc here (LT15i), upgraded to the latest update; home screen doesn't work in landscape mode...

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  • 2011-12-01 16:50
  • MHAf
  • raj

ya the update is available.but the home screen only work in potriat mode.

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  • 2011-10-01 01:34
  • utXA
  • Anonymous

Hi all,

I got the update yesterday but i don't see if Home screen works in landscape mode on my Arc. Also i find that they have removed the Power control widget. Looks are better, theme works great. But I feel that not a big update as the home screen still works in only portrait mode only. Also the Digital Clock is again not in sync.

Overall for me this update worth. Camera has zoom option for 8 mp resolution.

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  • 2011-09-30 08:41
  • vwdc
  • Anshu614

> In reply to kushalbiljaji @ 2011-09-28 12:25 from utay - click to readhow did you get it ?? its still not available in India ??

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  • 2011-09-29 17:22
  • bC7X
  • sid

> In reply to kushalbiljaji @ 2011-09-28 12:25 from utay - click to readdude i m not still getting the august update
u updates vai pc companion???
or flashd it??

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  • 2011-09-29 12:23
  • ut0e
  • kushalbiljaji

xperia arc august update is now available in india..... i got it today and i'm so happy.....

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  • 2011-09-28 12:25
  • utay
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Klins1010 @ 2011-09-25 20:23 from 0V1D - click to readCannot also..i use pc companion or the system update..it keep say my phone is up to date :(

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  • 2011-09-27 05:16
  • 25I%
  • Richie66

my Arc has been updated but my homescreen does not work min landscape mode! Can anybody help!!

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  • 2011-09-26 13:20
  • pJdK
  • Klins1010

You will get an automatic notification about the ability of the update, the only required thing is your handset to be online for a while. To check for update manually, go to Home > Menu > Settings > About Phones > System updates.
Before going for this update, we always recommend two things :
Look to completely charge-up your device battery as the update will use wireless Internet connectivity and you won’t like your device switching off in-between the update process.See this post on backing up your Android phone.
Also, try to back-up your messages, contacts, application settings and whatever you can. If something goes wrong, this little step can save you from a lot of headache.

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  • 2011-09-25 20:23
  • 0V1D
  • Anonymous

Update oh update..when you coming to Malaysia?:(

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  • 2011-09-17 04:55
  • uCpq
  • Devedue

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-09-11 17:52 from IVRY - click to readI don't know i just mailed for play at this site: http://www.sonyericsson.com/cw...in&lc=en

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  • 2011-09-13 16:57
  • vGR2
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Devedue @ 2011-09-10 19:02 from vGR4 - click to readAwwww man..have to wait again..how about xperia arc?

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  • 2011-09-11 17:52
  • IVRY
  • Devedue

This is what i got from sony:

"We would like to inform you that update is not available for your phone. Kindly note that the possibility to update the software for Xperia PLAY using PC Companion, Update Service or Update Service Pro has been temporarily disabled due to problems experienced by consumers when performing an update. Scripts with the new software have been removed until a fix is identified. We regret the inconvenience caused. We would like to inform you that you will be get updated through our website."

So i think i will wait.

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  • 2011-09-10 19:02
  • vGR4
  • Anonymous

I've waited since the update..until now..still haven't receive the update :(

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  • 2011-09-08 06:09
  • 25I%
  • anonymu

no updates yet for philippines.
anticipating... :)

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  • 2011-09-06 12:28
  • t7tB
  • matt

Yes on my xperia play i cannot use landscape.mode either but xloud and new messages colouring.is gd just wat i was hopin forfor as i couldnt see who sent who a text

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  • 2011-09-04 10:03
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