The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is one incredibly sexy Android device but it’s been under fire for quite a few spec-sheet omissions. From missing multitouch capabilities to Android OS upgrades, the handset feels somewhat dated in its functionality, but some of those issues may be coming to an end sometime soon. A video of the X10 running Android 2.1 has been spotted and we couldn’t be happier.
The video, which is in German, demonstrates an X10 that shows the telltale signs of some good, old-fashioned Eclair lovin’. The live wallpapers are the biggest thing you’ll notice, and I’d say that this updated X10′s UI looks more like stock Android than ever, right down to the launcher button.
Someone caught this Android miracle at the IFA conference, so hopefully this means that the real deal is closer than you may think. The X10 has been stuck on Android 1.6 since the day it launched, and chances of updates were looking pretty grim. We’re glad to see that Sony Ericsson hasn’t given up on their first Android phone. Maybe the Playstation phone has been taking up all their time? Probably not.
So those of you who have been holding onto the X10, and are ready to throw it out of the window, here’s a morsel of hope for you. Android 2.1 is indeed coming to the handset, so worry not. We know that there was a confirmation tweet saying that Android 2.1 would hit the X10 before the end of September, but it’s much nicer to see it running on a handset. Maybe we’ll see some X10 ROM leakage so that those of you who have rooted the device can get your Eclair on before it officially begins hitting handsets.
Given how old the handset actually is, it’s done a pretty good job of keeping up with the rest of the smartphone crowd as far as specifications. 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 8-megapixel camera, 4-inch display (that may or may not have multitouch). Nonetheless, Sony Ericsson is updating their flagship Android phone, and we’re definite happy to see that. After that’s done, let’s hope SE will begin to focus on bigger, and better things.
Check out the video below!