Posts tagged with: Xperia X10
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    According to PTCRB, the 2.1.B.0.1 is the latest firmware for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and it has slowly started to roll out to certain smartphones, though it's not the Gingerbread update many have been waiting for. Not much is known about the fixes and improvements but according to reports, the new system refresh version brings performance and battery life improvements. Also, the phone is reportedly switching faster between 2G and 3G networks and touch sensitivity seems to be improved, with multi-touch being enabled and working. There are also some improvements in the browser as ...

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    Last month we looked into the progress of work on cracking the X10 to boot custom kernels. While progress was very rough back then, it looks like significant headway has been made, as the Xperia X10 bootloader has been bypassed, allowing you to boot into the kernel of your choice. The demo code that has been released is a custom 2.6.29 kernel that's meant to just show that the technique works; expect more usable and useful releases to follow as developers start adopting the hack for themselves. If you just can't resist the temptation, the files you'll need are over in the linked-to thread ...

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    After previously stating that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will see no further updates in terms of operating system version numbers, the company has made a blog post stating the exact contrary. Turns out the popular Android smartphone will indeed be updated (at least that's today's stance) to Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The refresh is scheduled to hit end Q2 / early Q3 this year and "the intention is that the Xperia X10 will receive similar software and functionality that we have in our new 2011 Xperia smartphones". Well, skipping Froyo and going straight from Eclair to Gingerbread ...

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    Just the other day we told you about some bits of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc available and working on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 -- Home Launcher, Photo, Clock and News widgets -- and now we have an Arc ROM ready and waiting for the X10. It's Google Android 2.3.1 Gingerbread alright with working "Data, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Timescape and GPS". As always with custom ROMs in early beta stages, there are some bugs, especially with sound output which is promissed to be fixed in the next release. For more details, feedback, instructions as well as download, make sure to check out the home ...

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    DLNA, the Digital Living Network Alliance, is an organization that is trying to make all our digital content across all our digital devices play nicely together. Using this technology and compatible devices you can watch videos, listen to music, or view pictures on one device from another device -- without wires, over Wi-Fi. Many high-end Android-powered devices are coming with DLNA built-in. Others were supposed to join in later. Such is the case with Sony's Xperia X10 devices, which were supposed to get DLNA via an update. Unfortunately, according to Sony's blog, that's no longer the ...

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    The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc was launched with the occasion of this year's CES in Las Vegas and is expected to hit the market in Q1 2011 with Japanese NTT DoCoMo already unveiling it as part of its line-up. Turns out that the system of the Arc has been dumped -- that didn't take long for the folks over at XDA Developers -- and the brand new Launcher has been extracted. The Unofficial Xperia X10 Blog reports that the Home Launcher is working as it should on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. Just a little bit more sluggish than on the Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo, it does indeed work and so does ...

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    If Sony won't release Froyo for their Xperia line of Android-powered phones, maybe it's time for us to take matters into our own hands. That's what some very talented developers thought! Most custom ROM development has centered around the flagship Xperia X10, but what of the X10 mini and Xperia X8? Luckily, they are now on the radar for custom ROMs, too! Though the ROMs aren't yet stable, development is well under way. Wi-Fi seems to be working fine across the board, but the camera (which always seems to be a sticking point) still has work to be done. Also, for you CyanogenMod fans, it ...

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    The eagerly-awaited pinch-to-zoom update for Sony Ericsson's Xperia X10 finally started to head out to customers in Japan a couple weeks ago, and now SE reports that the feature is on its way to the rest of you X10 owners. Other Xperia models from last year, including the X8, are getting their own updates, including the addition of support for the ANT+ wireless protocol. The X10 updates are going out OTA first, starting this week. The pinch-to-zoom functionality that SE's engineers have hacked into the not-quite-compatible touchscreen aren't going to give you the kind of multi-touch ...

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    It's been a long, hard road for Sony Ericsson's Xperia X10 when it comes to software. Its official Android updates have stalled-out on Eclair, and the phone has gone thus far without an anticipated software upgrade to enable multi-touch controls. Thankfully for X10 users, that latter issue is about to resolve itself: Sony begins to make that update available in Japan today, and for those who can't wait for a global release, coders have created a tool you can use to activate multi-touch yourself. Don't look for as immersive a multi-touch experience as you'd get on other smartphones, but ...

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    Over the last few weeks we've seen a couple sneak peeks at a Sony Ericsson Xperia phone, presumably the next X10 Mini Pro. While the company hasn't confirmed or denied any of those speculations, that assessment is starting to seem quite spot-on, as the company recently confirmed its commitment to the Xperia Mini line of phones, promising that such models are on their way. Steven Walker, who heads global marketing for Sony Ericsson, said, "all these lines we created in 2010 will roll forward into 2011 and beyondÂ… We will see new Minis in the future." Walker also discussed how the company ...

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    There were many ways in which certain smartphones failed to deliver last year; we took a look at some of our biggest letdowns in our year-end wrap-up. Sure, we can be picky, but we expect a lot from these devices and the companies that make them. While most just keep on churning out new models, putting the past behind them, Sony Ericsson has taken the humbling step of admitting that last year's phones didn't really measure up, and is trying to convince phone buyers that it now knows how to succeed in 2011. Steve Walker, the company's acting global head of marketing, recently spoke to ...

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    According to a report from XperiaX10.net, Sony Ericsson UK has some bad news for all Xperia X10 and X8 owners: you're not getting Froyo, or anything beyond. You're stuck with Android 2.1. But it's not all bad news. The phones will continue to get smaller updates such as the multi-touch upgrade we mentioned before. Additionally, Timescape and Mediascape have reportedly been decoupled from the OS, which should ensure that updates will be much easier, and hopefully more timely. New Xperia phones will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread from the factory. Source: XperiaX10.net

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    Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will allegedly receive an Android 2.2 update towards the end of Q2 2011, at least according to a response received by a user on the Turkish support site. There were talks about the Froyo update for the X10 in summer but instead of Froyo the device just recently received an update to Android 2.1 Eclair, together with the Minis in the X10 line-up. In the lack of any official wording on Froyo as well as the recent Eclair update, it's not at all certain that the device will get a Froyo update and even if it would, Q2 2011 will be a time when Gingerbread will ...

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    While the rest of the world sees its Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 handsets receive their eagerly-awaited Android 2.1 updates, users in the United States have been out of luck so far. Sony Ericsson finally stepped up to explain the delays today, but has still not set a date for when the upgrade will go through. The company makes two arguments for the lack of progress. First it points to the phone's release timeline, where the US was not among the first nations where the phone went up for sale. It stands to reason, according to SE's logic, that updates should be staggered in the same manner, ...

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    We knew Sony Ericsson was planning on releasing Android 2.1 Eclair updates for its X10 line-up consisting of Xperia X10, X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro and it looks like the update is starting to roll out, at least for the Xperia X10, if you're on O2 UK. According to a carrier tweet, "the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 2.1 update is available today. It's starting to roll out and will be fully available from this afternoon". We don't know what the carrier update will contain but we have an idea since we know what the Sony Ericsson update should bring to the Xperia X10: - HD video recording with ...

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