Sony Ericsson X10 devices get Android 2.1 soon

If you’ve bought a Sony Ericsson X10, X10 Mini/Pro, the chances are you might be wondering when you’re due a software update to the new fangled 2.1 version of Android. Well, there’s good news: 2.1 *is* coming. Here’s the statement from Sony Ericsson:

The Xperia™ X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro smartphones will all receive software upgrades during their lifecycle to improve performance and add new communication and entertainment experiences. From Q3 2010 onwards, the Xperia™ X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro smartphones will be upgraded to run on the Android 2.1 operating system in selected markets. The Xperia™ X10’s position as the best multimedia Android smartphone will be strengthened through the addition of HD video recording as part of the same Q3 upgrade. A further upgrade to the Xperia™ X10 in Q4 will make it possible to connect wirelessly to and display content on your television and enhance the Timescape™ and Mediascape applications.

This is good news and points to Sony getting to grips with the fact that consumers do want software updates. I’m pleased we’ve got clarity on that matter. I like the sound of the wireless TV connectivity. Very cool indeed. (I did think ‘Q3? That’s ages away’, but then remembered we’re almost in July. So there’s not too long to wait.)

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5 replies on “Sony Ericsson X10 devices get Android 2.1 soon”

What utter Utter *UTTER* BS. Having lived with an Xperia X10 for a few weeks, I challenge ANYONE to suffer the claim “The Xperia™ X10 [is] the best multimedia Android smartphone”

Ewan, why don't you get someone from SEM on video actually USING one to send a text message? Or placing a call? Or unlocking a PUK-locked USIM (hint: you can't do this on an X10 – you have to put the USIM into a DIFFERENT PHONE).

Ask any operator ranging it. It is a steaming pile of #FAIL.

Nice hardware, if you like the 2001 monolith look, but the UI? Awful. Truly awful.


Oh come on Mike, if you're a 26 year old girl in middle England somewhere, the X10 is fine!

It's definitely not one for the ultra geeks though.

I disagree.

The basics of mobile – making calls, sending SMS – are so hard to do on the Xperia X10 that while a geek might forgive these shortcomings because of the huge screen and other goodies, a normal person would be returning it within a day.

And apparently they have been. when the MNO helpdesk prefaces a techinical call with “There will be a new firmware upgrade shortly” you know they have already had loads of calls.

then get a x10 mini pro <3 im loving it, its so easy to type sms and stuff on it, its super fast and its small! its just everything i want 😀

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