Android 7.1.1 for sony’s $1,700 projector brings gesture control

Sony unveiled the Xperia Touch projector at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year. It announced a couple of weeks ago that the Xperia Touch is available for purchase in the United States. It’s not a cheap product, $1,700 is a lot of money, but it’s not a conventional projector after all. Sony is now rolling out Android 7.1.1 for the Xperia Touch and the new firmware brings a feature that didn’t make the cut when the device was first released. The Xperia Touch came with Android 7.0 Nougat when it was launched in Europe over the summer. It was also sporting the same firmware when it came out in the U.S. The incremental Android 7.1.1 Nougat update has now been released for the Xperia Touch. It enables gesture controls in wall mode. Sony highlighted this feature in the early demos of the Xperia Touch but the feature wasn’t available on the commercial version of the product when it was released. The update is also going to enable users to select left or right orientation for portrait apps. The Sony Xperia Touch is an interactive projector. It’s capable of transforming any flat surface into a 23 inch HD touchscreen via the horizontal or vertical ultrashortthrow laser projection system. The device is capable of projecting up to 80 inches on the wall. It comes with Google Play support for Android apps and games as well as PlayStation 4 Remote Play. Customers in the United States can now purchase the Sony Xperia Touch for $1,799.Filed in Gadgets. Read more about android updates, Sony. Source blogs.sonymobile

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