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 [...]
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 beyond We will see new Minis in the future.” [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The “touch chip” in Sony’s Xperia X10 isn’t “fully capable” of multi-touch and pinch-to-zoom. Due to that fact, Sony has held the line that they won’t bring multi-touch to the Xperia X10. Of course that got Xperia owners upset and complaints began flowing in from customers. According to an article on the Sony Ericsson Blog, thanks to some pretty fancy coding magic engineers were “able to change the driver and firmware for the touch digitizer to make some multi-touch gestures work”, with a video to prove it!
That’s the [...]
Consummate hardware leaker Eldar Murtazin has published a full hands-on of a pre-production Sony Ericsson Xperia X12 “Anzu,” despite the phone’s having yet to be announced. Its specs will apparently be somewhat similar to what we’d already heard — 800MHz MSM7230 processor, FWVGA resolution, 720p video capture — but also differ in screen size (4.3 inches, not 4.2), OS version (Android 2.3 Gingerbread will apparently only be an upgrade, as the device will supposedly ship with 2.2 Froyo), and camera resolution (12 megapixels, not 8.1). Since [...]