Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to get Android 2.1 upgrade starting today

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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14 Comments

1. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 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.

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?

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

13. sam unregistered

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

3. angel923

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 24, 2010

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

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

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!!

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

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.

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

8. NON confused person unregistered

@fryzie 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)

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!!

12. OverRatedChild unregistered

@Kevin 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.

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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