Pinch zooming now available for XPERIA X10, the X8 is bugfixed

01 February, 2011 | Comments (79) | Post your comment

Sony Ericsson just announced it's rolling the next wave of updates for the XPERIA X10 (minis included) and the XPERIA X8. The XPERIA X10 update is now rolling gradually, but the X8 update will be a week or so. You can get your X10 update either through the Sony Ericsson PC Companion or over-the-air directly on the phone.

Sony Ericsson X10 and X8 families get updated

The most important thing about the update is that the X10 users will now enjoy the Pinch-to-zoom feature in Google Maps and the Internet browser. Unfortunately, there's now word on the situation with the Gallery.

Another highlight of the update is the added support for bi-directional languages, such as Arabic, Farsi, Thai and Hebrew, which were missing until now.

Here are some other improvements that the update brings to the XPERIA X10 family and the XPERIA X8:

  • The Moxier Active Sync software is now updated, including a new widget for email, calendar and tasks
  • There's an option for video trimming
  • A minor change in Mediascape allows you to access the “Now Playing” screen from the top right corner.
  • Automatic transcoding of the high-quality videos to MMS size.

For the XPERIA X8 and the X10 minis, Sony Ericsson has also included ANT+ support, which basically enables your phone to communicate and get data from external health-monitoring equipment such as heart rate monitors, distance and speed meters, etc.

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Pinch zooming now available for XPERIA X10, the X8 is bugfixed - reader comments

  • cowan88

my 10x has pinch zoom now

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  • 2011-03-08 16:09
  • 4Asg
  • Former SE fan

I got the update for X8, confirmed they just made some icons look good. just a bit faster, but no multitouch. this sucks.

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  • 2011-03-04 06:54
  • R5wV
  • Anonymous

I kept asking Vodafone UK and sony ericsson about the update but after they both couldnt give me a date I rooted my phone and changed the region code to global generic and then my update was avialable instantly on SEUS and PC companion :-)

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  • 2011-02-21 11:44
  • nxX0