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AT&T's Xperia X10 goes back to the future, getting updated to Android 2.1

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AT&T's Xperia X10 goes back to the future, getting updated to Android 2.1
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 now looks nearly antique with its lack of system-wide multitouch and dated Android, but while it might have missed a couple of cycles of software updates, it’s now back in the update game with… Android 2.1 Éclair.

After much hard-work, we are happy to announce that the Android 2.1 upgrade will be available for AT&T XperiaTM X10 customers in the US starting Tuesday, May 31st,” Sony Ericsson commented on their official product blog.

Some of the features coming with the update

Some of the features coming with the update

No typo here, the version number for the AT&T-branded Xperia X10 is on its way to becoming 2.1, not even Froyo, let alone the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread. But all fun aside, the update is major as it brings true multitasking, significantly improved overall performance and responsiveness and updated baseband which reportedly aids signal reception. Finally, this results in faster switching between GPRS/EDGE 2G networks and 3G, while placing a call has also been sped up.

The user interface hasn’t undergone a major overhaul, but some minor changes are perceptible. First of all, you’re treated with new and smoother animations  along with status bar and notification area changes. Check out the source link below for instructions about the update and let us know how it all went in the comments below!
 
source: Sony Ericsson via GSM Arena


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posted on 31 May 2011, 06:04

1. cheetah2k (Posts: 768; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Is this anything but a FAIL.....

posted on 31 May 2011, 06:16 2

2. SEX10 (unregistered)


You can scream and be sarcastic all that you want over there, but I've had 2.1 with multi-touch since for quite a while now with Gingerbread on its way... Woho

posted on 31 May 2011, 06:35 3

3. Jommaaia (unregistered)


Would you rather have 1.6 or 2.1? That's right, so stop with the whining and thank Sony Ericsson for updating their devices. They even announced 2.3 for the X10.

AT&T's service however, is a different story. I never buy any carrier-locked device :)

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 14:40

9. tamelon1117 (unregistered)


I just upgraded my x10 with the android 2.1 os update yesterday, and I noticed that the animations are definitely smoother and also with the software update, came Yahoo mail support, which is something that the 1.6 os was lacking. My phone was often unresponsive at times and the touchscreen had to be tapped multible times to select an icon or option. That was an issue with 1.6, but it doesn't seem to be an issue with 2.1. Overall, I am definitely happy with the software update, though, I like many would have liked it better if we were able to upgrade to 2.2 or, better still, 2.3. Hopefully Sony and at&t don't hold out on those updates, like they did this one, but I wouldn't suprized if they did. I'm happy for now, anyway.

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