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Gingerbread 2.4 numbering on some Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc units a configuration error

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Gingerbread 2.4 numbering on some Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc units a configuration error
In a shining example of our twisted rumor mentality in the tech blogosphere, Sony Ericsson came clean on the issue of some Xperia Arc units being photographed with the Android version stating 2.4. Apparently, as Rikard Skogberg clarifies on the Sony Ericsson Product Blog: "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."

Well, you heard the man, so we can scratch the rumor that Android Gingerbread will have two versions - 2.3 and 2.4, with the second bringing in some imaginary updates. Those were obviously meant for Android 3.0 Honeycomb, which makes much more sense. Once again this proves that not everything coming out of CES is a pure gold build.

On the other hand, Mr Skogberg promises timely updates to the next versions of Android for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc: "It’s too early to officially give detailed comments around specific later Android versions for XperiaTM arc during its lifecycle but the changes we have made to our way of working with Android puts us in a good position to make sure that Xperia arc will get later versions in a timely manner." We'd say that even outing the phone with the current freshest Android version is already a step forward for Sony Ericsson, considering the Xperia line's family history so far.

We are currrently putting a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc through its paces in the office, it is shaping up to be a real head-turner, so stay tuned for our detailed review in the next few days.

source: SonyEricssonProductBlog

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