The owners of an Xperia PLAY smartphone from Sony Ericsson who have installed the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread OS on their devices have now at their disposal a new feature to enjoy, namely HD video recording.
Apparently, this is one of the new features that Sony Ericsson kept mum about when it came to the Xperia PLAY, yet it is there, and some of those who already downloaded and installed the platform say it works like a charm.
Of course, it still comes as a surprise that Sony Ericsson did not include the feature in this handset right from the start, though the fact that they pushed it out now comes as great news, that's for sure.
Other Xperia smartphones that arrived on shelves during the ongoing year did include the 720p HD video recording right from day one, and Xperia PLAY users were certainly disappointed that their devices did not offer it.
The Android 2.3.4 OS upgrade started to land on some of this year's Xperia devices only a few days ago, and some of the new features and improvements that Xperia PLAY already received can be seen in the video embedded below, courtesy of XDA-Developers.
In addition to the higher-quality video recording capabilities, Xperia PLAY also received the option to have the display auto brightness set to enabled/disabled.
The same feature came along with the Android 2.3.3 software update for the Xperia PLAY on Verizon Wireless' network, and is now being pushed out to all units around the world.
Apparently, Xperia PLAY is the only handset in Sony Ericsson's this year lineup to receive this feature with the new Android 2.3.4 upgrade. Devices like Xperia arc or Xperia neo did not get a taste of it.
For the time being, however, no official word on what the Android 2.3.4 OS flavor is set to bring along on Xperia PLAY emerged. Sony Ericsson announced that the update was coming, yet they offered October as the release window for it, and they are expected to announce more on this after the month begins.