There was quite a bit of Sony Ericsson news today with a couple new feature phones hinted at earlier today, and the official announcement for the XPERIA mini and mini pro earlier this month. And now there is confirmation that the XPERIA Play and Arc are set to get a firmware update next week.
The update to Android 2.3.3 will fix certain security issues but will most notably bring deeper Facebook integration. Liking music and uploading photos are some of the features that will be more integrated with Facebook such that those activities are automatically updated to your Facebook feed. We take a closer look at the Facebook integration in our XPERIA mini hands-on.
Fortunately, for folks less favorable of Facebook, the newly integrated features can be easily turned off. Sony Ericsson Head of Web Service Partnerships, Calum MacDougall, stresses that the idea is not to turn the XPERIA into a “Facebook phone” but rather to enrich the experience of using the phone with Facebook.