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

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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Xperia arc
  • Display 4.2" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 0.512 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)

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1 Comment

1. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

They also promised lifetime support for the chorus xperia x10. They promised timely updates. They promised a lot to their customer base for the lifetime of the phone. They did not even give it ten months. They gave it less than a year. They gave it less than half of a contact. I will NEVER support either their products again nor have faith in their notion of timely, ongoing support.

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