Xperia Arc spotted running unreleased Android 2.4

While the handset has only just been announced, the Xperia Arc had previously been spotted. With the announcement came confirmation that the Sony Ericsson Arc would come with Android 2.3, the latest version of Google Android available. However more images have surfaced of the handset, this time showing the X10 successor running Android 2.4. Android 2.4 is currently unreleased by Google. Android 2.4 will also be known as Gingerbread, just like 2.3 but, a different iteration. This will come before Google release Android 3.0, aka Honeycomb.

The difference between 2.3 and 2.4 is described as not being too dramatic but, the performance sees a notable improvement. Unfortunately, the source who got hold of this prototype Xperia Arc, only got about 15 minutes time with it, so there may be more to 2.4 than has been spotted. What was noticed though, is that there are new animations, a noise reduction option within the call options. There is also a video chat option, although it wasn’t enabled on the prototype. There were also a new player application.