If you listen carefully, you can hear the cheer of X10 users all around the world celebrating their impending update to Android 2.1.  Scheduled to begin on Sunday in Nordic countries, this 2.1 update will crawl around the world, one market at a time over the coming months.

Although the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 didn't perform as well as we'd hoped, we were optimistic that its flaws would be ironed out with updates, but unfortunately, the x10 family has been stuck on Android 1.6 since its launch back in August.  The hardware inside the Xperia X10 isn't cutting edge, but it certainly isn't outdated by any means.  Whatever reasons Sony Ericsson had to launch the X10 with an outdated OS remains a mystery to us.  I can say with a certain measure of confidence that the X10 would have been received better had it been loaded with Android 2.1.  Here's to hoping an Eclair is all the X10 needed to achieve its full potential.

But I digress.  Xperia X10 users, get ready to start enjoying your device even more.  Check out the list of enhancements after the break.  [via Sony Ericsson Blog]

If you listen carefully, you can hear the cheer of X10 users all around the world celebrating their impending update to Android 2.1.  Scheduled to begin on Sunday in Nordic countries, this 2.1 update will crawl around the world, one market at a time over the coming months.

Although the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 didn't perform as well as we'd hoped, we were optimistic that its flaws would be ironed out with updates, but unfortunately, the x10 family has been stuck on Android 1.6 since its launch back in August.  The hardware inside the Xperia X10 isn't cutting edge, but it certainly isn't outdated by any means.  Whatever reasons Sony Ericsson had to launch the X10 with an outdated OS remains a mystery to us.  I can say with a certain measure of confidence that the X10 would have been received better had it been loaded with Android 2.1.  Here's to hoping an Eclair is all the X10 needed to achieve its full potential.

But I digress.  Xperia X10 users, get ready to start enjoying your device even more.  Check out the list of enhancements after the break.  [via Sony Ericsson Blog]

The Xperia X10 is set to receive the following improvements:

  • HD video recording with continuous auto-focus.
  • A new back up and resotre application, featuring extended content back up.
  • Social phonebook which syncs contact pictures from Facebook, and will notify you when your friends online.

The Xperia X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro will receive the following improvements:

  • Improved Bluetooth functionality with support for sending and receiving pictures, contacts, and more.
  • A new back up and resotre application, featuring extended content back up.
  • Automatic synchronization of your contact pictures between Facebook and your phone book.
  • Improved handling of pictures, audio, text, and numbers in your messages.
 

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 update begins rolling out this weekend

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This is why I can't get excited over that PSP phone. I'm sure Sony would pour far more resources into it than the X10, but you still gotta wonder.

This is funny. All the somewhat in-the-know X10 users will get the update, like it for two days, and then start wondering when they'll get 2.2. Which, if I know SE right, will likely never occur. They like replacing their phones with impressive speed.