Sony Ericsson: Be patient with Android 2.1 upgrade

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 joins its high-end competition and gets HD video recording

On Sunday, Sony Ericsson finally started rolling out the Android version 2.1 upgrade to its Xperia X10 family, which also includes other improvements.

Users in the Nordic countries will be the first to get the upgrade, and then the rollout will continue in other parts of the world throughout the rest of this month, the company said in a blog post.

The Xperia X10, X10 mini and mini pro will be updated to Android 2.1, and will, for example, get five home screens for applications, widgets, shortcuts and folders, according to Sony Ericsson. Until now, all three models used version 1.6 of Google's operating system.

The Xperia X10 is getting HD video recording with continuous auto-focus and a socialized phonebook, which automatically synchronizes pictures from Facebook and shows when contacts are online.

The two mini models are getting improved Bluetooth functionality and automatic synchronization of contact pictures between Facebook and your phone book. Sony Ericsson will improve how pictures, audio, text and numbers in messages are handled.

All three phones are also getting an improved application for backing up and restoring data.

Sony Ericsson has kept its users waiting for the upgrade. At the end of September, Sony Ericsson said it needed a couple of more weeks to work on the software before it can be rolled out. The interest in the upgrade was so big that its blog site buckled under the pressure on Monday.

Users who don't get the upgrade in the first few days should not get worry, as the upgrade will become more widely available over time, according to the blog post.

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