Sony Ericsson LiveView update goes live: Bluetooth issues addressed says SE

Sony Ericsson has pushed out the promised LiveView update, promising improved stability of the remote display and automatic reconnection of the Bluetooth link. There's also support for a greater number of simultaneously installed plugins, now raised to 30.
  • Improved stability in the phone application (update available on Android Market since some weeks ago)
  • Improved plug-in handling and limit of number of installed plug-ins raised to 30.
  • Connection stability improved – most identified reasons for random disconnects should be fixed now.
  • There were some cases of random reboots reported, and all those reported crashes have now been resolved.
  • Compatibility with competitor phones is greatly improved, both in regards to stability and to battery life time.
  • Automatic reconnect when coming back in range improved.
As for those plugins, Sony Ericsson says there are over 30 in the Android Market today. The update will hopefully address some of the issues we experienced in our review of the LiveView over at SlashGear. You can find details on the update here.

Sony Ericsson LiveView firmware update due Jan 2011

Sony Ericsson's LiveView failed to set our enthusiasm alight when we reviewed it over at SlashGear, with the Bluetooth-connected mini display falling short of our expectations in terms of functionality and proving temperamental in its wireless stability. The company now says that a firmware update is on course for release in January 2011 which should address some of these problems. Among the priority fixes are more stable Bluetooth connections - particularly when using the LiveView with non-Sony Ericsson devices. The company is also keen to point out that, despite some reports, the LiveView firmware is indeed upgradable, which does leave us a little more enthusiastic about the sub-display's potential.
"As I’ve read some reviews of LiveView™ I’ve noticed that some users are reporting issues with e.g. the connection between the device and the phone. Especially when using phones from our competitors. This is very unfortunate and has been escalated to our developers. They have been working hard on identifying the issues and have solutions coming. In some reviews I have also read comments about the LiveView™ device not being upgradable. I just want to confirm that that is not the case. There will be a software update coming for the device itself. The work is ongoing and the plan is to make this updated software available as an update through SE Update Service in January. Some minor things are also possible to solve within the LiveView™ Application in the phone and updates of that app will be issued on Android Market as for any app." Sony Ericsson
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Sony Ericsson LiveView Reviewed by SlashGear

Oh Europe, you get the all the cool stuff. Right? Our resident Englander master of many things Chris Davies got his hands on and subsequently reviewed that lovely little "what does it do?" device the Sony Ericsson LiveView. You know, the one that released early November and got a really strange introduction to the world of developers by a mister Marcus Hansson over Thanksgiving weekend? It's a neato little device about the size of a large wristwatch face that connects wirelessly with your Android phone, sending you updates and telling you the time and such.

Marcus Hansson Explains What the Sony Ericsson LiveView is and How Developers Can Develop For It

Since the launch of LiveView, Sony Ericsson has had some questions posted (somewhere or another) about how it works and what can be done with it. Sony Ericsson representative Marcus Hansson answers these questions and explains some plug-ins for Android apps compatible with LiveView in this informative 2-minute video. His first comment explains the baffling concept behind the design: "first of all, I want to make it clear that the LiveView is a small screen with buttons on it - it connects with BlueTooth to your phone. So it's compatible with all Sony Ericsson Android phones with 2.0 and above - it's also compatible with most Android phones with 2.0 and above." Easy enough, yes?

Sony Ericsson LiveView On Sale NOW in Several European Markets

This super strange itty bitty little device is called the Sony Ericsson LiveView. It's got a touchscreen frame, two buttons on the top, and a clip for your belt (or whatever else you'd like to clip it on) on the back. LiveView is a remote 1.3 inch display that mirrors the activity going on in your Android Phone. This little baby was announced to be on sale on November 19th (4 days from now) back on the 3rd of November (12 days ago) at UK retailer Play, but apparently some other stores have their hands on it already.

Sony Ericsson LiveView hits the FCC

Although many do not agree with the Sony Ericsson LiveView and thing it’s an unneeded device, many could consider a small iPod Nano like display for their phones a useful thing. Well it looks like the launch date is definitely getting closer with the FCC taking a look at the device this week.

Sony Ericsson Live View to cost 69 euros

At the end of September, Sony Ericsson annouced the LiveView which is an iPod nano type display that can be worn as a watch or clipped onto clothes. Sony Ericsson showed off some of the basic features before, such as being able to read text messages, emails, and open some apps, but they didn't announce the launch date or any pricing info.