Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 gets a software update; Android 2.1 not part of it

I have good and bad news to share for all the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 owners out there. The good news is that your beloved device got a new firmware update. The bad one is that Android 2.1 is not part of the mix.

Before you go nuts let me reassure you that it’s still worth hitting the “Update” button. Here’s what’s included in the latest firmware:

  • Improved general performance, speed and responsiveness, especially in messaging tasks and camera UI.
  • Backup and restore app.
  • In selected markets, PlayNow with premium apps and games will also be added.

Now we can only hope that Sony Ericsson decided to skip the Android 2.1 update as it prepares to launch another firmware upgrade that includes Android 2.2.

The update will be gradually rolled out across market, so pay attention to the notification bar. From there, you should find out a new firmware version is available and then follow instructions to proceed with the update. Make sure you’re in a hotspot when downloading the firmware, though.

Alternatively, you can connect your X10 to a PC and visit www.sonyericsson.com/update to get all the instructions needed…

[Via: SonyEricssonBlog]

  • Pulp

    Most probably it has nothing of the mentioned features, and only disables the ROOT hack.
    I wonder why SE released update same week we got ROOT ???
    DO NOT UPDATE!!!

  • Michael_Martin

    I pushed the manual update on my X10 as it went from Firmware 1.0.06 to 1.0.16 & Build R1EA013 to R1EA016.

    I haven't yet noticed any telltale differences as I was hoping the camera UI would in fact be improved so I dont have to go into settings everytime to turn on the flash.

    Also I had to reinstall Swype as it wouldn't work after the Firmware update.

  • Momar

    What is this device? It looks cheap. I'm sure it is just as expensive as an iPhone, but it still looks cheap. It probably requires a stylus pen.

    • x10

      Why are you sure that it is just expensive as iphone yet you don’t know the device? Just use your iphone then, don’t mess around.

    • DVC

      I assure you that it doesn't look cheap and there is no stylus pen.
      Go on and play with your iPhone… and… REMEMBER!!! Dont hold it with your left hand! Otherwise, it will become a nice paperweight!

      Apple: hold different!

  • joe

    hey michael ur lucky that even der is no much change atleast u could updated firmware from1.0.06 to 16 & build R1EA013 TO 16. BUT FOR ME IM NT EVEN ABLE TO UPDATE. IT SAYS IM HAVIN LATEST VER. I DONT KNW WATS WRONG. I TRIED THROUGH THE PC N THE HEADSET UPDATE BOTH THE SAME.

  • Suryakant Hiremath

    I have this phone need to understand more. But once i take snap it showes upto 5 after that all snaps are disappiers. I werried for wether all got dili?. please helh me

  • HIGHPOWER

    the sexiest device available is what it is.. not cheap, no stylus…capacitive touch… 1ghz processor … front facing camera… AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • @varunoza

      no front facin cam buddy

  • Flapper

    Get your facts right. The Xperia will get the Android 2.1 upgrade http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/products/2010/05/05

  • tech

    I’ve had my x10 for 2 months now, in the beginning I thought it was great looked good and had alot of good features. Now reality its slow unpredictable responses as for the 2.1 update 2 months ago I was intrested, now I’ve had a handset that doesn’t download apps, camera is way too
    slow and a list of problems too tedious to go through I’m not holding my breath for update se told me vodafone have update and will release soon I’m not that sure it will improve all problems besides that it needs 2.2 now x10 now bores me!

  • LQHR

    I don’t really care if I get the android 2.2 but i would like not pay 2500 dkr ( roughly 500 $) for a phone that tells med that the process android.something.com has stopped working, or that messages.android.com has stop working , and i have to take out the battery and then reboot, and if i hit a letter while writting i message at the exact same time as i get a text, it crashes for about 20 seconds, but a third of the time it does work afterwards ….

    from a company ( part company anyway ) that made the ps3, and frome the greatest software firm in the world …. i expected it to AT LEAST FUNKTION BETTER THEN MY OLD OLD OLD OLD NOKIA 3310 !!!!!!

  • Kebabargott

    have 2.1 very nice : )

  • Kebabargott

    have 2.1 very nice : )

  • Kebabargott

    have 2.1 very nice : )

  • Kebabargott

    have 2.1 very nice : )

  • Kebabargott

    have 2.1 very nice : )

  • Kebabargott

    have 2.1 very nice : )

  • Kebabargott

    have 2.1 very nice : )

  • Kebabargott

    have 2.1 very nice : )

  • Kebabargott

    have 2.1 very nice : )

  • Kebabargott

    have 2.1 very nice : )

  • Kebabargott

    have 2.1 very nice : )

  • Abu Bakar

    XPeria X10 with 3 Network Australia. As always, they havent updated X10 to 2.1 yet and it is end of 2010 now. 3 is very slow and always behind all the other networks with software ugrades, new handsets, and the network is shit as well these days. So, may be will have to say goodbye soon to 3.

  • Starman1695

    It is now 2011…is this upgrade ever going to happen? By the time they put out 2.1, version 3.0 will be on every other Android device in the universe. SE really needs to get their sh-t together SOON!!!!!!!!

  • Antun

    I have xperia X 10 and photos is bad,when is night and darknes,camera don’t have a ledflash.I hope so that you will fix it with update 2.2 or 2.3 -thanks

    • Starman1695

      When you are in camera mode, there is a ‘button’ you can touch that will bring up a menu to use different modes for taking pictures. I get some very nice night shots with my X10. Good luck.

  • alex issa

    very bad phone and service
    low score 4 you sony ericsson
    and am sorry that i sold some of your phones
    no thanx

  • vicky x10

    why my phone x10 always restart . plz send me any specific answer ………………………………………………………………………………………….on my id=[email protected]

  • Kiaguro

    very nice phone SE.. everytime i wanted to buy phone I chose SE.

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