Sony Xperia Touch getting Android 7.1.1

Sony’s one-of-a-kind Xperia Touch projector running Android is getting a software update. Launched on Android 7.0 in Europe this summer and in the US recently, the device is now being treated to the 7.1.1 version of Google’s OS.

It’s a lot more than an incremental update, however – neat features are being added too. Most importantly, the Xperia Touch now gets gesture controls when in wall mode. The input method advertised in early demos didn’t make it to the commercial product, and we did miss it when we reviewed the Touch. Well, it’s now coming with the update. On top of that, you’ll now be able to select left or right orientation for portrait apps.

Additionally, you’ll now be able to manually adjust focus (in case the autofocus misses the mark) and apply your own keystone correction. Previously only available in wall mode, the automatic switch on upon detecting your presence will now work in table mode as well.

The new features definitely make the Xperia Touch worth its $1700/£1400 asking price, right? Well, not really, but it was never meant to be a mass market product anyway.