The wait it finally over! Android 2.1 for the SONY Ericsson XPERIA X10 on AT&T is finally available. If you were hoping for a smooth OTA update, think again. Updating the XPERIA X10 to Éclair is a manual process that will completely wipe your phone. Fortunately, SONY Ericsson has put together a foolproof update guide (pdf link) which walks you through every single step of the process.
In addition to the typical Android 2.1 feature updates, Éclair on the X10 also delivers 720p video capture, multi-touch support, continuous autofocus in still and video capture, face detection while recording video, and an expanded home screen with two additional panels.
An Android 2.1 update may seem a bit antiquated at this point, but the update may be enough to get X10 owners through the end of their contract. The Éclair update brings the XPERIA X10 to the end of its life cycle, which is certainly disappointing since the phone has only been available on AT&T for less than a year. Would any current SONY Ericsson customers be willing to give them a second chance?