The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, the company’s current non-gaming focused Android-powered flagship smartphone, has been available in Canada from Rogers for a couple of months already. While the Xperia Arc did launch running Android Gingerbread out of the gate, it was version 2.3.2. The latest right now is 2.3.4, which incorporates Google Talk video chat, but for some reason no non-Nexus devices have this OS version available yet. Manufacturers seem to be taking their time with it.
However, if you own a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc bought from Rogers, there is an update for your phone available. It will make your Arc run Android 2.3.3, which is a step in the right direction undoubtedly. The Android 2.3.3 update for the Xperia Arc most notably introduces the Facebook inside Xperia concept to the device. This represents pervasive Facebook integration throughout the UI, allowing you to share the music you love, see all your photos together in one place, sync Facebook events with your phone’s calendar, sync Facebook contacts, and more. Full details about Facebook inside Xperia are available here courtesy of Sony Ericsson.
The Android 2.3.3 update for the Rogers Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc also brings better battery performance, better HD video recording, and stability improvements for Wi-Fi connections. You can also expect increased overall stability in operation.
The update is of the over-the-air variety, so your phone should notify you that the update is available. Once that happens, you can easily download and install it. Of course you should back up your data first, and ensure that the device isn’t about to run out of battery before starting the update. As usual in the case of OTA updates, it may take a while until the update reaches your particular device, so don’t panic. It’s on the way.
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