Sony Ericsson's Xperia X10 family to get Android 2.1 in Q4

Smaller update to arrive with a few weeks

Sony Ericsson's Xperia X10, X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro will all get upgraded from Android 1.6 to version 2.1 during the fourth quarter, the phone vendor said in a blog post on Wednesday.

After the upgrade, the Xperia X10 will be able to record video at 720p and connect to other consumer electronics devices using DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance). Sony Ericsson will improve their own additions to Android, Timescape and Mediascape, as well. The two applications organize messages such as Twitter posts, Facebook updates and SMS messages, as well as phone calls and multimedia.

Prior to the big upgrade, the X10 will get a smaller software update. It will arrive in the next couple of weeks and aims to enhance the usability and performance on the X10, according to the blog post.

The use of version 1.6 on the Xperia Android devices has irked many users. The blog post thanks them for their patience, and acknowledges that the timing for the upgrade might not meet some of their expectations.

Today, the Xperia X10 is available in most parts of the world, though not in the U.S., and Sony Ericsson doesn't have anything new to announce on that front, according to a spokeswoman. The X10 Mini and Mini Pro will go on sale by the end of the second quarter.

Tags Sony EricssonsmartphonesAndroidXperia X10

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Mikael Ricknäs

IDG News Service

Comments

Comments are now closed.

Latest News Articles

Most Popular Articles

Follow Us

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Resources

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?