Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and Xperia PLAY get software update

03 August, 2011

Sony Ericsson is pushing out an update for the Xperia Arc and the Xperia PLAY. It's a minor update, the Android version is still 2.3.3, but it brings a few useful changes like stereo sound in videos, landscape mode in the homescreen and a few others.

The homescreens of the Xperia Arc and the Xperia PLAY will both work in landscape mode after the update and there's a selection of new themes available as well. The other big change is the sound in videos - both switch from mono to stereo sound (other parameters of the videos are unchanged).

Next up is DLNA support so you can play media from DLNA-enabled devices. Finally, there's xLoud, which improves the performance of the loudspeaker when playing music.

The availability of the update depends on the market and your operator - to check for the update, you can go to Settings > About > Software update. Or you can use Sony Ericsson's PC Companion to update your Arc or Play.

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Reader comments

  • 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

  • gogutta

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

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