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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to get Android 2.1 upgrade starting today

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to get Android 2.1 upgrade starting today
Sony Ericsson had, as we reported, announced in September that it was delaying the Android 2.1 upgrade for its Xperia X10 line to late October. Thanks to an upgrade starting today, the joint venture is keeping its word. After all, you can't get closer to late October than the last day of the month.

Still, we are happy to say that starting today, the joint venture will begin rolling out Android 2.1 to owners of the device. Also moving up from Android 1.6 will be the Xperia X10 Mini and the Xperia X10 Mini Pro. The rollout will begin in phases and last throughout the month of November, so if you do not receive the update immediately, don't jump. The clock starts Sunday night, Euopean time. Eclair should be able to be installed through an OTA download on most devices, but some might require the use of a PC and the PC Companion software.

The upgrade brings different things for different handsets. For example, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will receive the ability to record 720p high definition video with Auto Focus, 5 homescreens for widgets, apps, folders and shortcuts, a new app that backs up and stores your data, and adds a social phonebook that syncs contact pictures from Facebook and lets you know when your friends are online.

For the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini and Mini Pro, the upgrade to Android 2.1 offers users improved Bluetooth functions including the ability to send or receive pictures, contacts and more. Like the Xperia X10, a new back up and restore application is part of the upgraded OS. Other new features will include automatic syncing of pictures between Facebook and your phone book, and an improved method for handling numbers, text and audio in your messages.

source: SonyEricsson

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posted on 31 Oct 2010, 01:52

1. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)

About a day late and a dollar short... They are about to launch the nexus 2 with gingerbread and the x10 is just now getting eclair? Just lets you know how long it'll be till we see the next update. However, at least the x10 is improved. I personally couldn't deal with 1.6 (even with the SE overlay) after experiencing 2.2 but 2.1 isn't too bad to work with.

posted on 31 Oct 2010, 07:30

2. Confused person (unregistered)

Does anyone else have this problem? When I use the PC Companion software to update my phone, it says I have the latest software installed. I'm still running 1.6.
I'm in Singapore (South-East Asia). Does anyone else have this problem, or have a solution?

posted on 01 Nov 2010, 04:32

9. shak (unregistered)

I am also facing same problem but I check SE blog and other sites, it is confirm now....SE start rolling upgrade first from Nordic countries (Denmarkt, Norway etc etc)......like wise upgrade will spread across globe in entire November month.

.......lets c. by the way i am from India

posted on 20 Nov 2010, 00:23

13. sam (unregistered)

yeh me too have same problem dude........

posted on 31 Oct 2010, 08:29

3. angel923 (Posts: 7; Member since: 24 Oct 2010)

now that it'll get eclair, should I get this or the captivate?

posted on 31 Oct 2010, 08:43

4. fryzie (unregistered)

id def go a galaxy s mates got one with 2.2 and its insane but i own a x10 and to be honest even with the 1.6 its pretty sick but with the 2.1 update it should be mental

and as for confused person
they are still dishing out the updates just be patient you will get yours soon as will i i live in australia so i have to wait till tommorow or some time during the week so yeh u and i should get our about the same time

posted on 11 Nov 2010, 04:37

11. Kevin (unregistered)

I have X10 and Phone is too dam slow :(
If i upgrade 1.6 to 2.1/2.2 will it be Faster??
If so, How do i do that??
Plz help im really sick of this phone!!

posted on 31 Oct 2010, 08:45

5. fryzie (unregistered)

but instead of connecting yur phone up u do know u can just go into settings then about phone and theres a software update tab there just thought i would save u 5 - 10 mins

posted on 31 Oct 2010, 19:38

6. metis1 (unregistered)

the article doesn't mention this but its nordic only right now. Best bet is to check your local sony-e twitter. If you need it today you could de-brand your device, and flash nordic onto it. It needs to be rooted. And you could encounter issues in the future.

posted on 31 Oct 2010, 22:57

7. Rafiqul Alam (Dhaka) (unregistered)

Can you please update sony ericssson vivaz pro os 9.4 Series 60 5th edition to Symbian^3 ?????????

Please email me .... or skype : newrafiq

posted on 01 Nov 2010, 03:58

8. NON confused person (unregistered)

Thx for letting me know. I just tought that there was something wrong with my phone/pc. I'll wait. I mean.... Even a week would still be fine. It's worth the wait. I'll finally be able to have the hardware on it used to the fullest (16 mil colors, 720p HD recording, faster/more responsive)

posted on 11 Nov 2010, 04:35

10. Kevin (unregistered)

I have X10 and Phone is too dam slow :(
If i upgrade 1.6 to 2.1/2.2 will it be Faster??
If so, How do i do that??
Plz help im really sick of this phone!!

posted on 19 Nov 2010, 04:46

12. OverRatedChild (unregistered)

Hey, the phone will definitely be faster with Android 2.1
I'm using it right now, and trust me... Its ALOT faster.
EXAMPLE: No more lag when scrolling through menus and other scroll-based menus.
Also, the screen now has 16 million colors support; meaning when you vieew the pictures you took with the camera, the images appear alot more like their meant to.
One way you can tell that the 2.1 is Fully utilising the 1GHz proccesor, is that even with live wallpapers on ON, there is no lag whatsoever.
And hopefully, with the basic multitouch function coming out soon, this phone will be able to compete with other high end flagship devices. PLUS its got a LOW price now, thaks to its age.
Hope this helps.

posted on 09 Dec 2010, 09:14

14. montu (unregistered)

are the updates out in the US?

My pc companion still says that I have the latest sftware...

Im still running android 1.6.... Just wanted to know an approximate time line when its gonna be released in the US. I am a lilltle surprised that almost the whole of the world has a 2.1 while im still sucking up with a 1.6

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