There has been a lot in the news about the Sony Ericsson Arc series which is going to be arriving sometime in the near future. This latest piece of info has been taken of off the Sony Ericsson blog regarding some Sony Ericsson Arcs displaying a newer Android OS version, the 2.4 version to be more precise. This is rather unusual as such a version hasn’t been in the news at all, yet a blog post on Sony Ericsson’s page explains it all.
Apparently some of Sony Ericsson’s Android smartphones at CES had a small programming glitch, because of that the device displayed the 2.4 version of the OS. Rikard Skogberg, the person who’s writing the main articles for SE’s product blog has posted some of his thoughts on this upcoming handset as well as a statement regarding the 2.4 error.
“I’ve seen articles around higher numbers than 2.3 being seen in the display of Xperia arc phones – As I have been informed that is due to a misconfiguration in some samples and nothing to get too excited about really, sorry.”
This statement was very welcome by a lot of users from the community as it showed us that Sony Ericsson addressed the issue rather quickly – if only they would address updates on the Xperia series as quickly, they might just have more users. But then again I might just be mean, but reading through their blog I noticed a general tendency regarding this issue, so instead of focusing on a miss configuration rather focus on getting updates for your already launched devices.
Still, there are some exciting news when regarding this upcoming product. As such the Sony Ericsson Arc will be equipped with the MSM8255 1 GHz processor and the Adreno 205 GPU. The music player has an equalizer, the current version has 10 presets. There is no front camera on the device, yet on the other side the rear camera has LED flash with 4 different modes – Auto; fill-flash; Red-eye reduction and Off. It is equipped with 2 microphones out of which one has the function of noise-cancelling thus increase call quality. The screen has full multi touch support as, according to the blog, Rikard Skogberg has tried several multi touch applications and the results were that the device accepts 4 simultaneous touch points without any problems regarding X-axis or Y-axis. WiFi is available up to the 802.11n mode.
When looking at the device as a whole and after looking at the first few preview videos available on the blog I can say that it promises a lot, yet Sony Ericsson did pull this one of with the Xperia X10 and the X8 and their lack of proper support has been annoying quite a few customers so I won’t jump on the train with them. If you do enjoy your Sony Ericsson product make sure to let us know in the comment section and if you are like me (easily entertained) then make sure to drop us a line as well. Until next time, I’ll be looking up previews for the Sony Ericsson Play Station Phone.1