May 31 AT 10:02 AM Nick Gray 9 Comments

AT&T’s XPERIA X10 finally gets a taste of Eclair

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?

Via: Engadget

Source: SONY Ericsson

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website SE Sux

    Does anyone even own one of these things? SE has screwed themselves over from the very beginning with Android. An outdated hone on the nation’s worst Android network is a recipe for disaster.

    • http://Website dbest180

      My girlfriend has the mini. The experience is just awful for an Android phone. Wifi issues, it drops connection constantly. Stuck on 2.1 full of crapware…….

      I used to love Sony They are just rubbish now.

  • http://Website JayMonster

    Wonder if they did anything with TimeScape to keep it from being so painfully slow… I doubt it… but I wonder.

    Of course, with their track record, I wonder why anybody considers a SE phone anyway.

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    A little to late! This phone is long gone, upgraded to a brand other than Sony’s.

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    SE Xperia X10 users that have not rooted… Welcome to 2 years ago!

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    LOL @ people buying Sony-E phones.

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    In other news, NASA will upgrade it’s rocket building technology to iron tools, from the antiquated stone tools of yesteryear…

  • http://Website Mark

    So fucking pathetic.

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