Sony Xperia Line Baking Gingerbread: Adds Google Talk and Video

  • Sony Ericsson is adding Google Talk and video features this fall to its Xperia smartphone line.
  • The features will be available courtesy of an upgrade to the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread platform.
  • The phone maker is also adding 3D camera features and increased social networking capabilities such as making Facebook access easier and quicker.
  • According to eWeek, key features include: “The ability to let users turn their Xperia smartphone into a mini PC by connecting mouse, keyboard or game controllers via USB to the Sony Ericsson LiveDock multimedia station, or to a TV via HDMI;¬†Swipe text input (a competing technology to Swype on Android handsets); and screen capture from anywhere in the phone, a valuable tool for Web publishers.”
  • Expect the Xperia line to be available by October, possibly before the iPhone 5 fall launch.