Dec 21 AT 12:01 PM Taylor Wimberly 11 Comments

Desktop, Timescape, and widgets on Xperia X10

Since the Xperia X10 could still be appearing in the United States, I thought we would take a closer look at the phone again. The Sony Ericsson Product Blog has a trio of new videos that demonstrate the custom UI and new apps like Timescape and Mediascape. For even more Xperia X10 info, visit the official site and subscribe to the Sony Ericsson blog.

Does anyone else find it ironic that Sony Ericsson named their custom UI Nexus?

Source: Sony Ericsson Product Blog

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  • http://Website Brandon K

    I’d rather have a snappy vanilla interface than a slow glossy one. It’s probably a beta build but still

  • http://Website cymon

    Surprised that Sony Ericsson named their custom UI Nexus? Nope. At first Sony was calling their UI Rachael and Nexus is actually not far off since both come from “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”/”Bladerunner”. Nexus is the Android line that the Tyrell company created and Rachael is one of the few advanced Nexus-Six models. So it is no surprise that both Google and Sony would pay tribute to this book/movie

  • Bolmedias

    Coincidence? Yes. Ironic? Not really. But it still looks like a great interface, and the keyboard looks…suspiciously like a strange cross between the default Android keyboard and the HTC keyboard. Anyone else agree?

  • http://Website tk

    Man between this and the Nexus One, I can’t decide which phone I want more.

    The Xperia seems to have an advantage in pretty much all regards (bigger screen, more ROM) and of course the UI looks much nicer than standard Android.

    But I have two big issues with it. How good will SE be about upgrading the UI to the latest Android versions. If they are gonna be slow as hell like HTC and Motorola, then whats the point. And the other question being the price. With the top of the line hardware and the usual SE brand name tax, I can see this phone easily being $800-1000 unlocked.

  • Tenkely

    Well, it looks pretty…
    The Timescape thing seemed a bit sluggish. Is it just me or is anyone else not a fan of the custom UI in general? I mean the Sense UI, the Moto Blur, whatever the hell is on the Behold II… I don’t know, I just think these phones would be better with good old stock vanilla Android, but maybe it’s just me.

  • http://Website ontheFritz

    wow, i didn’t even finish watching.

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  • YellowRex

    Does anyone really care about these custom UIs from handset makers? I wish we could have a cleaner separation between hardware makers and software makers. Let them battle it out separately, on the cell phone carriers and in the Android Market respectively.

    We’d get more innovation and more consumer choice, and the Android porting hassles for handset makers would largely end.

    Mixing the two like this just makes the whole experience annoying.

    Google Experience phones only for me, thanks.

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