Sony Ericsson has announced that all mobiles in the Xperia X10 range will be receiving an update to Android 2.1 before the end of September.
This is great news for owners of either the Xperia X10, X10 Mini or X10 Mini Pro (pictured above) which all currently run on the dated 1.6 version of Android.
It's especially poignannt because they were already amazing mobiles and now they will become even better !
It's great news for owners because Android 2.1 will bring a number of improvements to the Xpeira X10 range which includes Bluetooth 2.1 , support for HTML5, support for up to 5 home-screens as well as live wallpapers. It also brings numerous other improvements in functionality and a general increase in speed and performance.
mike n97 x10user, 07 Sep 2010Hey m8, I'll say this again u are really the master when it comes to the x10, U know everythin... moreOK mate, see if you like this one ;)
A quick look at the Xperia X10, it's not my review guys coz I don't have it yet, it's what I learned from net and owners reviews, hope it helps:
--The first thing that caches our eyes is the nice and sleek design.
--And the huge shiny scratch resistant screen! TFT capacitive touch screen at 4 inches - 854×480 pixels. Shows 65k color, but it'll show 16m color after OS update because the hardware is capable of showing 16M colors and for now it’s limited by android 1.6 (Not to mention that even with 65k colors the screen looks really good)
--Then the unique and beautiful UI! The Mediascape and Timescape (performance has got better after the latest firmware update)
--An excellent 8MP camera that is FULL featured, autofocus, LED flash (but it remains photo light until OS gets updated), touch focus, image stabilization, geo-tagging, face and smile detection (it can recognize up to 5 face to save their picture between previous taken pictures from those people or under their contacts), with WVGA at 30fps video recording, and after OS update it'll be an HD recorder!
--3.5mm audio jack & micro USB port and 8GB memory card included, officially supports 16GB but 32GB memory has been successfully tested on it!
--384mb of RAM and the 1 GHz Snapdragon processor.
--Android 1.6!! but it's still great because of the SE custom UI (for example it can transfer files via Bluetooth unlike so many phones with 1.6!) and it'll get android 2.1 plus with UXP upgrade in Q4 2010 (September) maybe a bit earlier and then it'll support flash too! And the greater news is that SE has promised to update the X10 through its life time!
--And the build quality is excellent! It really feels great and comfortable in hand.
AND, of course no phone is perfect and this phone has some lacks too:
--No front camera (like some other devices with android 1.5 or 1.6) but video calling is possible by using Fring by using the main camera (it’s not cool at all IMO)
--No multi touch (SE is working for an alternative and we know that it has “1 finger zoom” feature)
--No build in radio(on the other hand it has MW600 with radio and brilliant audio quality and you can enjoy listening to music or radio, 10 meters away from your X10)
--No DivX and XviD video playback
--Average loudness for loudspeaker (but the audio quality is excellent)
--Earpiece seems to be a little weak
For more information refer to ravzzy(dot)blogspot(dot)com
As GSMArena says, “Most of the Xperia weaknesses are hardly deal breakers and most people could live with them, don’t underestimate the amount of hard work put into the X10 during the long manufacturing process. The delay was definitely worth it”
So…it’s not the best in term of Specifications, but some people might like it J
Exclusive: Sony Ericsson to introduce Android 3.0 gaming platform and PSP Go-like smartphone:
There's no question that gaming on the Android platform has heretofore been relatively underwhelming, but that looks like it's all about to change. It seems that Sony Ericsson -- a company that has yet to even introduce an Android 2.0 device -- is at work on a project to redefine gaming on Google's mobile platform. We now know (via a trusted source) that the company is actively and heavily developing a brand new gaming platform, ecosystem, and device (possibly alongside Google) which are already in the late stages of planning. And we've got the goods on it.
Here's what we can tell you about the hardware: if you're a gaming fan, this is exactly the kind of phone you've been waiting for. The device is described as cross between the Samsung Captivate and the PSP Go -- in other words, it's a landscape slider with game controls in place of the typical QWERTY keyboard. The D-pad is here, but instead of the small joystick, the device will have what was described as a "long touch pad" for analog controls, along with standard PSP buttons and shoulder buttons. The phone has a large display, described as being between 3.7 and 4.1 inches with WVGA or better resolution, a 5 megapixel camera that we're told might not be final, and it'll likely have a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU on board. The phone is mostly black with some silver highlights, and the gamepad area is white / silver in color. Apparently it's currently branded as a Xperia device, but it looks like it will carry PlayStation branding as well. Those who've seen the phone say it looks "pretty damn sexy." The mockup above probably doesn't do the actual hardware justice, but it should give you an idea of what you'll be dealing with.
On the software side, it looks like the device will be running Gingerbread (Android 3.0) with a phone-specific skin, and there will be a new area of the Android Market specifically for the games. That content will be initially accessible only by the halo device, but from the sounds of things, these titles might be made available to other Android phones if their specs and button layouts meet requirements. Games will be graphically in the range of PSX or PSP games, meaning true 3D gaming is headed to Android. Titles currently being shown off seem to be focused around some older PSX as well as new PSP offerings, with God of War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and LittleBigPlanet possibly on tap, and future plans for titles which incorporate augmented reality features.
In terms of release, it's possible that the phone and ecosystem could be introduced as early as October of this year, but we have yet to confirm.
It’s just a rumor!
Notice: Sony Ericsson launches a new product X11:
Timescape and Mediascape two characteristic interface makes it as one of the hottest models in the market. Recently, somebody on the Sony Ericsson Forum has released several concept images X11, and we have higher expectations to see the next generation X10 of Sony Ericsson.
According to the author’s introduction, Sony Ericsson X11has installed the latest Android 2.2 operating system. And in the front of the phone there is a camera. Although the screen is 4.0 inch, resolution of iPhone is 4 (960 × 640 pixels). The hardware uses Qualcomm Scorpion 1.3GHz processor. ROM and RAM are upgraded to 2GB and 1GB. Powerful hardware configuration can exceed all the phones on the market.
Whether Sony Ericsson will launch such a high-profile mobile phones, let us wait with much expect.
mike n97 x10user, 07 Sep 2010Hey m8, I'll say this again u are really the master when it comes to the x10, U know everythin... moreyou should visit ravz blog as aliza said, the true master is Ravz not me :)
Phoenix, 07 Sep 2010lol hi mike, i missed you mate:)
android 2.1 will be available from this month, along with HD... moreHey m8, I'll say this again u are really the master when it comes to the x10, U know everything which even the x10 users don't know.
Yeah, I've heard about the updates, I don't really follow it anymore or care about it, I just use the phone to make calls, and taking pictures at times. For texting I still use and prefer my n97.
So do u have the x10 now?
Btw, Aliza is here? Wonder why she don't write her name anymore!!!
Anonymous, 06 Sep 2010Hi guys,i bought this phone recently n am facin few issues but whenever i wanna post i find th... morebattery life is fine sometimes 24 hrs sometime 3 days jst depends on use i always keep 3g off though unless i need it or wifi then i turn it on but i sometimes forget and it still lasts u can change the fb update settings mine is every 3 hours and only via wifi but u can change that so it works with 3 g and updates every 15 min
ok I've now had my phone for 11 days and it gets better and better cant wait to flash it so i can get google market
the thing that impresses me most is how easy it is to manage emails facebook msg's calls all for one contact
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2010hey sorry phoenix got dc.Looks like X10s gonna to have update very soon 2.1 or 2.2??all the be... moreoh and it's 2.1 actually not 2.2, it'll be available from this month.
pray for me aliza
Mike n97 x10user, 07 Sep 2010Hey Phoenix, ur still here! Nice!
Did u buy this phone yet? Btw, how is everything,
Anyt... morelol hi mike, i missed you mate:)
android 2.1 will be available from this month, along with HD Recording and flash support and some other stuff that i think you already know,
and i'm not a "Master" but that's kind of you mate, take care :)
Phoenix, 07 Sep 2010Flip, Spawner, Chenmartin
are you out there guys?! i missed you too much, and flip are you st... moreHey Phoenix, ur still here! Nice!
Did u buy this phone yet? Btw, how is everything,
Anything new I should know about the x10? Updates please from the master Phoenix!
[deleted post]hey sorry phoenix got dc.Looks like X10s gonna to have update very soon 2.1 or 2.2??all the best to all the lucky users here.Ramadaan kareen n haapy eid to u phoenix.regards Aliza
Flip, Spawner, Chenmartin
are you out there guys?! i missed you too much, and flip are you still reading my posts? how's your X10, have you updated it to the latest firmware? any noticable difference?
reply would be appreciated :)
Phoenix, 07 Sep 2010the design itself is enough for me to love this thing :PGood bye then if you don't want to answer me.
Ravz, 06 Sep 2010Oh I believe u 100% :)Hey ravz, can you give me some info about mediascape? i want to know if we are able to creat folders there or anything like that. thanks :)
Well then!! i waited for ur opinion on x10 SORIN/SUN :).I thought u might help me with my X10,but sorry i think i must visit Ravz blog ummm a superb work done by an extraordinary guy,n i think now u will agree with me Ravz is not any ordinary guy.btw have a nice day tubelight tc
[deleted post]well that's what i'm talking about lately, you can find your answers in ravz blog, the address has been sent here before, now leave before that guy insults you without a reason, i dont want anyone to get hurt by him.
take care and good bye :)
Hi guys,i bought this phone recently n am facin few issues but whenever i wanna post i find this forum indulged in arguments,is any one facin issues with there fb updates n with the battery.btw dear sun sorin whatever whats ur problem ,i mean do u have problem with x10,SE,any country or any person in this forum?
jack x10, 06 Sep 2010hey mate tnx for your response,,,, i been watching the forum these past days and its been too ... morei'm agree with you mate, and we're here to help people, that's what this forum for. so let's do our job well and clean, without involving ourselves in useless discusions. and i think the way is ignoring useless posts to keep this place calm and useful :)