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Android 2.3.4 shows its head on the Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V

Sony Ericsson will release the latest version of the Android handset OS in the form of the Android 2.3.4 update in October for its Android Xperia handsets.

To showcase the operating system Sony Ericsson has (sort of) announced a new handset that will come equipped with the Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 update, that handset is the Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V… which is basically the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo with a few small tweaks.

Now you may expect “A few Tweaks” to mean that the changes are all improvements to the Neo, but that is not the case as the first thing to note is that the Xperia Neo V will drop in camera size from a huge 8-megapixel one to an average 5-megapixel snapper.

This drop though is to accommodate the changes that Android 2.3.4 will be bringing to the handset in the form of Google Talk with Video Chat for devices with a front-facing camera, Facebook inside Xperia functionality, the world’s first 3D sweep panorama functionality powered by Sony, swipe text input, screen capturing as well as connectivity with USB peripherals and the Sony Ericsson LiveDock multimedia station.

Other than those software changes the Neo V is a straight up copy of the original Sony Ericsson Neo handset with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 3.7-inch with a 480×854 resolution screen with Sony’s Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine and sizing up at 116 x 57 x 13mm.

The Neo V will go on sale around the world during Q4 with the Android 2.3.4 update rolling out to other Sony Ericsson Xperia’s not tied to networks in October.