2.1 in Q4? All I can say is WOW. Now we know why they had a 27% drop in year-over-year unit sales. And gsmarena, don't downplay this as a minor upgrade. Going from Donut (1.6) to Eclair/Flan (2.1) is a huge upgrade. Have a gander at the changes:
There's a reason why Google didn't put out 1.7, 1.8 or 1.9 or even 2.0
Boy, am I ever a glad I didn't let my preference for SE get the better of me this time, and went with a Nexus One. Won't be going back to SE anytime soon.
They still don't get it. In the post-iPhone world, software and more specifically the user interface is very, very important. Being at least 9 months behind on a software update is like being 9 months behind on a camera update that unlocks 5 megapixels.
In 9 months (if not 3-6 months actually), most of the apps in the app store will be standardized to 2.1. In 9 months, Google will probably have Android 2.5 out. If rumours are correct, in a month, Google will have FroYo (2.2) out which has Flash support and enables the FM Radio:
SE's customers are giving up a lot of functionality for months at a time because of SE's laziness. Bascially, SE is pledging from here on in to always be half a year behind. Am I ever a glad, I dodged this bullet.
Sony Ericsson launched the Xperia X10 Android smartphone in early April through the NTT DoCoMo network. The X10, simply known as Xperia in Japan, has gone on to become the quickest selling smartphone in DoCoMo’s history according to a Barclay’s Capital report.
Figures show that the Xperia sold 120,000 handsets in less than three weeks beating the HTC Android (model unspecified) that sold 80,000 units across 10 months. It was the best-selling phone on the network in April, scoring even higher sales than the 32GB iPhone 3GS. It all makes for impressive reading. Click through for an excerpt of the report.
Yaaaaaaaaaaa in your phone SE haters :P
Please do not buy this phone the battery is low, no quick open office while moto milestone can even edit with ms word
But there will never be a secondary camera for video call to be added anyway :)
1 GHz + 384 ram + 4 inch screen ( 850*480) + 8mp with flash of course + HD recording + the unique UI + The sexy look + Andriod 2.1(which will fix any lag and make the device way faster and smoother) + Andriod market would be greater by then which means more and more appls + The SE touches and add-ons will simply make this device unbeatable!!!
SE all the way! I'm proud I believed in you from the beginning and you didn't let me and the users down, keep the good work :D
some SE haters are really funny
for now SE X10 is one the best phones even without android 2.1 and hd video quality
yes in q4 there will be some better htc-samsung-nokia-moto phones than x10 but there will be some(at least one)SE better phones maybe x11&x12
there are some rumors that said:SE is making a superior winmo 7 phone
look at n8
n8 will be availble in q3
and in q4 X10 will have same hd video recording and really good 8mp camera that a bit worse than 12 mp camera of n8
but look at UI of x10 and compare it to n8 UI
look at cpu of x10:1ghz snapdragon vs overclocked arm11 600 mhz cpu(WOW ARM 11 IN 2010?)
look at ram of x10:384mb vs 256mb
look aT the OS of x10:Android vs symbian
even x10 can easily rival a q3 phone from nokia!
this is interesting that for now SE x10&HTC Desire are the best WORLDWIDE available phones
note:moto motoroi is only for sout korean market and have outdated cpu&ram
HTC EVO is a excellent phone but only evo is for americans
This is cool. but a bit late i guess. world will move on to froyo with SE stuck with nothing but an eclair...
Anonymous, 05 May 2010Q4.... HAHA.... In Q4 android v3.0, V3.1 or even 3.2 will be released. X10 Ur ma... morex10 update 2.1 still no multi touch, no pinch zoom, no radio, no tv, no hdmi cable to hdtv, no xenon motoroi does all that. someone try to ignore motorola. motoroi 11mm while x10 13mm, x10 up 16gb but motoroi up 32gb even with ur update you will not have all this.
Can someone explain why se is taking too long for the update ? If its available why not make it for all the andriod phones ?? I was going fot the HTC EVO , but since its only available for the usa , then ill get the X10
despite of the late update, I don't think it is a major issue over here. Overall the phone is a great mobile device with everything you need.
OS3.0? come on there will never be an ending on firmware upgrade whats more over it may have more bug on the newer version. Whats important is look at the capablilty and that a phone really suits your needs. People are criticizing because they are jealous its natural. tell me if there is a phone that is the best of the world.
In Q4 android v3.0, V3.1 or even 3.2 will be released.
X10 Ur maker isn't wise at all. U were supposed to be a Motorola fone.
Annoying - the update is too late and should clearly be Froyo, so this phone will never be completely up to date.
Even though this update might be late, it is a major update. You also guys also have to think that by the time the update comes the price of the X10 will be really low. Many others can buy it. And I dont think by that time any other phone could come with better specs at that price. The maximum update the other's will get by that time is 2.2(froyo) which brings some minor tweaks and I don't think anybody will pay more to get a phone with just 2.2 but with the specs of the X10
Anonymous, 05 May 2010Not everyone here is a fanboy, I personally have a SE phone... If a phone is good, I don´... moreI also earned several handsets from Nokia, HTC and samsung. But from my wide experience I prefer SE. So good for you for not being a fanboy :)
SE 2010, 05 May 2010Yes what you said is 100% true. Other manufacturers surpassed them already with 15 fps video r... moreNot everyone here is a fanboy, I personally have a SE phone... If a phone is good, I don´t really care about the brand.
This is actually an impressive update though its coming late,by that time there might be a lot of phone running the v2.2 android os version and could easily match if not beat the x10's specs. But i doubt if there will be any device as good looking as the x10 that beast is true beauty.
Matt, 05 May 2010Sony Ericsson strategy to this is a real dumb. They released their first Android phone, only t... moreYes what you said is 100% true. Other manufacturers surpassed them already with 15 fps video recording ( desire) hehe and a high end phone with no flash ( galaxy s).
Bravo bravo this is what I call the future man, stop being biased towards SE because they are doing good :)
Most of you who are complaining that it is late are not even SE fans.
You just wish your brand had such updates but sorry this is only in your dreams. No other customers will enjoy the unique experience and updates like SE users. We are proud to be SE users :D
And recently the company is winning and gained profit. So we are heading in the correct direction and we have nothing to be ashamed of.
The X10 was already powerful and adding Andriod 2.1 along with HD recording will simply make it unbeatable!!
Good luck with that other company users, we respect your point of you indeed, but please don't make us look bad! Because what SE is doing for us is good and in our favor and we are happy with it! So what's you dam*n problem? Are you jealous for example hehe :P
If you are truly confident with your product than stop picking on SE. Otherwise, you are giving us the impression that you are still interested in the X10, god when will I be a senator to enjoy my strong words in public hehe :P
Good day everyone,