May 05 AT 10:33 AM Taylor Wimberly 18 Comments

Xperia X10 series to receive Android 2.1 in Q4

That’s the fact, Jack. Custom versions of Android take longer to upgrade than stock. Most carriers and handset makers expect to upgrade their first gen devices to Android 2.1 in Q2, but Sony Ericsson will wait till Q4 2010.

The news comes via the Sony Ericsson Product Blog which states the X10, X10 Mini, and X10 Mini Pro will all receive a major upgrade to their unique user interface, UXP (UX platform), later this year. We had expected to see an Android 2.1 upgrade by launch, but those hopes have now been crushed.

At the rate Sony is going, we are wondering how long it might take for their phones to possibly get Android 2.2, which we expect to be revealed this summer. Maybe they are actually working on Froyo behind the scenes, but are unable to mention it since Google has not officially announced Android 2.2.

Sony Ericsson provided a brief list of changes coming to the X10s and multitouch was absent. This lends further proof to our report that the X10 will never support multitouch.

Some features included in the new Sony Ericsson upgrade include:

  • Upgrade to Android OS version 2.1
  • HD video recording as per the same execution as Sony Ericsson Vivaz
  • Wireless home connectivity via DLNA
  • Improvements to signature applications Timescape and Mediascape to make them even smarter and richer

A  release on a United States carrier for any of the X10 series is still questionable, but Canadian carrier Rogers will be getting the phone soon.

Source: Sony Ericsson Product Blog

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  • Michael Martin

    I love having the XPERIA X10 as a review unit and now with day to day use don’t mind or really notice not having Android 2.X

    Multi-touch is overrated IMHO but Sony needs to get its process in gear for this phone to compete.

    This phone WOULD have been a leader if it came out last year when it was supposed to and now it keeps signaling “I coulda been a contender…”

  • http://Website gad

    I used to be a big fan of SE,but i seem to have lost hope in them. They release their phones very late, and that also applies to updates.So for now am not going pitch tent with until they change their ways. Aside from that they make very beautiful phones

    • Lemon

      The last Sony Ericsson phone I thought was really great was the W890i. Really nice form factor and that SE dumbphone operating system was so much more intuitive than any others!

      Shame about the X10. I can see what they’re trying to do with it. They just need to do it faster!

      That said, my mate at work has one and LOVES it.

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  • http://Website Evil_E

    My X10 is great… i couldn’t care less about the freaking update hysteria A-droid people seem to have… there just not that many new additions from 1.6 to 2.1… from 1.6 -> 2.2 then we can talk some major new things in Android like JIT, Flash whatever 10.x.x etc.

    All over the place I see comments like:

    I used to love SE but now? they lost it… because a freaking update? hello? SE FTW :)

    my 2 cents

  • un_stra1n

    when is avable this update?

  • http://Website Amrith


    Im facing the following problems on my Sony Xperia x10 mini pro:

    1. No FLASH support in the internet browser.
    2.NO BLUE TOOTH FILE TRANSFER can take place.
    3.Poor BATTERY life.

    Please tell me, can the above problems be fixed in the future os updates?
    please let me know asap.
    and thanks in advance.

    • http://Website Darryl

      Amrith, I have the mini but not pro.

      1. Yes with updates flash should be supported
      2. There’s an app for that (couldn’t help myself)
      3. Make sure you have the latest update, I’ve found the battery life to last from 6am to midnight without issue and I use the phone with BT on to my headphones most the day with my facebook addiction.

    • http://Batterylife Harald Westermoen

      I had an issue with my batterylife one day. I did download the “ES filebowser”, and it was running in the background draining the battry very fast. Luckily I also had the “ES task manager”, who showed me it was running. Get yourself a task manager – maybe something is running in the background…..


  • http://Website rajee


    BLUE TOOTH FILE TRANSFER is very much possible by downloading “Explorer” by speed software from Android market

    • http://x10minipro bashar


      what i can write in the android market and found the bluetooth transfer ?

  • http://Website Brian

    I download BLUE TOOTH FILE TRANSFER and it is working fine, but only for sending.. no receiving at all. and i just found out that you can only received file through blue tooth if the sender is using BLUE TOOTH FILE TRANSFER from android too.

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  • http://Website Vijay

    Hi there,
    I am a newbie in Android land and have a Xperia X10 mini Pro.
    I can’t find the “market” app in the app pages. I even tried restoring to factory settings, but to no avail. could someone help me out here?

  • http://Website BALAJI

    when will tis update release

  • http://Website sagar

    i am a very big fan of SE. but i am facing problem in browsing please give me a solution. when i use a browser to open webites it gives as WEB PAGE NOT AVAILABLE. but there will be full network. i am really fed up of this issue. please give me a solution if any one facing same problem and got the solution

  • http://Website steve

    I have a problem I use my phone to download music but wen the download is complete I cnt find the song anywere?

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