clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Sony Xperia Play for Verizon Wireless updated with new camera features and Android 2.3.4

New, 9 comments

Verizon has updated the Sony Xperia Play today with Android 2.3.4 and a few new camera features. You can now use the right trigger as a camera button, and continuous auto-focus is now supported while shooting video.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (CDMA) headline (1000px)
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (CDMA) headline (1000px)

Verizon has announced that the Sony Xperia Play received an update today. No, it's not the Android 4.0 update we're sure you're waiting for (that's scheduled for late May or early June), but there are a couple of minor but significant changes in the latest software version. The update bumps up the phone to Android 2.3.4, and lets you use the right trigger button to take photos. Additionally, the new version adds continuous autofocus to the phone's video capabilities, and you'll be able to take a screenshot by holding down the power button. There are a menagerie of other changes, as well, including support for the Wireless Emergency Alert system, improved controls during Bluetooth music playback, and new pre-loaded Verizon Wireless apps that you probably don't want. Check the source link for the full rundown, and if you're looking for the update, Verizon says that you can check for an update in the system settings to force an upgrade. Oh, and if you just can't stand Gingerbread anymore, don't forget that Sony has already released a beta of the Android 4.0 update for the Xperia Play — if you can manage to get your phone unlocked first.