Good news for owners of a Sony Ericsson LiveView. As it was just announced at the Sony Ericsson Product Blog, the expected firmware update for the LiveView micro display went live today and is now available as a free download. It's said that the firmware update will improve the overall stability in the phone application (update available on Android Market since some weeks ago) as well as improving the plug-in handling and which comes now with a raised limit of number of installed plug-ins. Other, even more important improvements include connection stability improvements which is said to be the the most identified reasons for random disconnects.
Also there were some cases of random reboots reported, and all those reported crashes have now been resolved.
Furthermore it's said that compatibility with non-Sony Ericsson Android smartphones is greatly improved, both in regards to stability and to battery life time and the automatic reconnect when coming back in range is said to be improved as well.
However, it's also mentioned that there are are a few stability and reconnection issues seen in Sony Ericsson's test labs, mostly around specific competitor models on Android 2.2 but they should hopefully not be frequent and should resolve after a reboot if experienced.
Last but not least Sony Ericsson mentioned a growing amount of plug-ins in the Android Market and that there are over 30 different plug-ins available for download now.
The update is said to be available through Sony Ericsson's update service application. However, if you plan to update your LiveView, you hopefully have a spare USB to micro USB cable available which is required for the update; because Sony Ericsson hasn't delivered one with the LiveView.
Cheers ~ Arne