Sony Ericsson releases Happiness Android app for Xperia users

by X10 on October 6, 2010

in Applications

Sony Ericsson releases Happiness Android app Sony Ericsson has exclusively released a new Android app for the Xperia family called ‘Happiness’ in the UK. The app relates to various deals, bargains and special offers that can be shared with your mates. Some of the offers include a 25% discount on shoes, 2-for-1 pamper treatments and a free milkshake. They are marketing it quite heavily, I noticed a full one-page advert in this morning’s London Metro newspaper.

Strange name for an app, maybe SE is trying to turn away some of the negative karma surrounding the Android 2.1 delay for Xperia handsets. After all its tagline is “Everything to make you smile”. You can download the app by scanning the QR code below.

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1 Hott Dogg October 6, 2010 at 4:34 PM

There is a typo. This is QR code, not QT 🙂

2 X10 October 6, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Nice one – corrected! 🙂

3 Mizanur Sheikh October 6, 2010 at 4:39 PM

What make me happy is updated software!! in reasonable time, i bought this phone because it was android, not because it was a sony, sony should cater to there android users, most likely people comfortable with technology and people that want the update!!

4 X10User_india October 6, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Lolz…

Sony has gone mad.

Distracting users.. Nonsense.

5 sp34k October 6, 2010 at 4:53 PM

I’m guessing this isn’t location based and will only make sense while used in UK.

6 David October 6, 2010 at 4:56 PM

UK only. Fail. The only happiness anyone with an X10 wants is an OS upgrade!

7 sjcrows October 6, 2010 at 4:57 PM

happiness would be 2.1 earlier than they said the delay would be well its gonne be 3-4 weeks and counting til the supposed update to arrive, or if ur an 02-uk customer 2 months (knowing 02’s hesitation to release an update)

8 Bandit October 6, 2010 at 4:58 PM

ooh, I just forgotten all about the 2.1 update. Congratulations SE, you’ve successfully distracted me with this turd of an app.

9 draft_life October 6, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Happiness means SE upgrades Xperia X10 to Android 2.1 ASAP!
SE should understand what does the global Xperia X10 users want most at this moment.
Don’t bullshit.

10 lewis October 6, 2010 at 5:31 PM

only for UK ???? :'(

11 Lariv October 6, 2010 at 5:48 PM

This is a rubbish app and I still want 2.1.

12 Heykiii October 6, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Only for the UK … the rest of the world is still pissed they release crappy apps instead of doing a Play Station Remote play app for the X10 …
Anywayz … still waiting for 2.1 if I have it in 2011 no more S.E. !!!

13 zuri October 6, 2010 at 6:14 PM

stupid app just release.. thanks SE!!

14 WTF October 6, 2010 at 6:14 PM

The other homescreen mod (AmbientTime) was a much better distraction than this load of crap honestly……

15 mez October 6, 2010 at 6:25 PM

haha love it the uk isnt stupid they know the uk customers are mad at them, this is so tacky

16 Kill3rmus October 6, 2010 at 6:35 PM

lol lame app. wth.

17 fried egg October 6, 2010 at 6:54 PM

and the only offer on it was to have my nails done. er…
and then during the day a smiley face appeared in the notifications, a new offer… and its the nails people again….

18 Bandit October 6, 2010 at 7:00 PM

I wonder how fried Xperia X10 tastes like.
If you guys want, I’ll fry and eat my Xperia X10 and film it for you all.

Just paypal me some bucks so I can buy a cheap replacement phone.
kia_karkrash@hotmail.com

19 Flazer October 6, 2010 at 7:11 PM

This app is just a waste of space. Im an Indian and the only thing that’ll make me happy is to see updates throughout the life of the X10 which is what SE promised initially.

Aaah! What a fail!

20 Lweek October 6, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Is this that BIG SURPRISE? 😀

21 DodgyRascaL October 6, 2010 at 7:49 PM

I like it how the app wants access to all your personal info
SE’s very own trojan horse 🙁

22 Burdo Blanket October 6, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Bloody wankers! I want 2.2. and I want it yesterday godamnit!

23 Fuad October 6, 2010 at 10:50 PM

Microsoft 7 phones are coming out in a few days… Can’t wait to get rid of this peace of crap

24 Victorgren October 6, 2010 at 11:11 PM

what a lamo

25 Fuad you sucks October 7, 2010 at 12:25 AM

fuad you sucks Android rules

26 Giukbulu October 7, 2010 at 2:41 AM

Lame app….

27 RJ October 7, 2010 at 2:50 AM

Hell even the Blackberry Torch got an upgrade, and what it’s been out for like a month maybe two. Sony sucks.

28 sigh.. October 7, 2010 at 2:55 AM

Firstly Japan released the ambienttime, i installed it immediately. It did not made me happy instead it reminds me SE still delaying the update. Now, UK released happy app only for UK.. hmm.. i chose SE over motorola was because I’m a fan of SE.. I hope these guys are doing sensible work in the update.

29 Diego October 7, 2010 at 3:20 AM

OK SE so… u have time to waste on shitty apps but u cant give us our damn update in time good job

30 burdie October 7, 2010 at 3:22 AM

SE, if you want to make us happy, just give your upcoming Xperia X12 (with 2.2) to all disapoointed X10 users FOC. AS we knew that you will keep delay the release of 2.1 update, and after you release X12, you won’t develop update for X10 as you think people will switch to X12.
But you forgot most of us already switch to Iphone 4, Galaxy S, Desire HD etc, wow, i just received my new Iphone 4 32GB, and about to let go my X10

31 Alan October 7, 2010 at 4:14 AM

If you own a X10, you will never be happy.

32 bangster October 7, 2010 at 4:29 AM

SE UK, Do you think by releasing the ‘Happiness’ app into your phone, that makes us happy? Or there’s some kind of black magic in the app to make us happy?? 🙂

33 x10 warrior October 7, 2010 at 9:02 AM

ha ha..
cant they put effort in releasing Android2.1, while releasing this crap apps??????

it would be gr8 if they release atleast 1 sec before….

u are a looser SE

34 Hisham October 7, 2010 at 9:17 AM

bullshit
nice try SE… its not gonna work anymore, doping people with shiny crappy apps

35 Sam October 7, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Well they have to do somethin’ to distract you clowns.

The same people jumping up and down here will be lining up next year to buy SE’s shiny new X12 after they decide to include an LCD screen, Hummingbird processor, 16.4mp camera and Android 2.5 (or Gingerbread). It’s human nature

36 AYTBALL October 7, 2010 at 12:45 PM

Hey guys i want the update as much as anyone….but at least i can have my nails looking pretty for half price while i wait!! lol nice try sony, stop pissing about and get updated!

37 asahi October 7, 2010 at 2:55 PM

They should reserve this name (happiness) for the up up up *cough* upcoming release of 2.1 android. 😀

38 Grammar Police October 7, 2010 at 3:29 PM

Come on everyone! Don;t you all feel a little more happier now knowing that SE are think about it’s customers?

I do. I have a warm and fuzzy feeling.

Mind you, I’ll soon also have a HTC… but that’s a different story…

Keep up the the good work SE!

39 Andy October 7, 2010 at 3:46 PM

@ Sam

And they’ll be just as pissed off with the X12 as they are with the X10 because like all recent SE’s releases (X1, X10, Satio etc) it will be half-baked, bug ridden, and dropped around 6 months after release in favour of their next bug ridden beast….

40 steve October 7, 2010 at 6:43 PM

The web’s general consensus is that very very powerful Android phones will be coming out next year. Ones carrying 1.5ghz processors and maybe even dual cores, running Android Gingerbread or even Honeycomb (even though I heard Honeycomb might be a tablet special version). My personal take is, why drop xperia now and get a different phone now when much powerful alternatives will be coming out soon? Xperia can still make calls and do the basics, plus the long overdue 2.1 update will give me something to play with for a week or two.

I’d save money right now and wait till next year’s super androids come out before dropping my xperia and shelling out my hard earned money for a new Android. I personally would like to see what HTC can do with a 1.5+ghz dual core processor and android gingerbread.

41 Perceval October 7, 2010 at 6:50 PM

+1, like everybody :no one cares this bull***t looking a lot like crappy serve.me !!! We WANT 2.1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!! stop developing stupid things !!!!!!!!!

42 ja October 7, 2010 at 8:29 PM

All those clowns need to do is just down scale that useless timescape and mediascape.
Why the hell is Mediascape full of useless lag swipe options? They should simplified so all those junk which are all the freaking same. Why no multi touch? scared apple?

43 RJ October 8, 2010 at 12:02 AM

We put a man on the moon and these assholes can’t even put 2.1 on our X10.

44 Angry man October 8, 2010 at 4:16 AM

Why don’t you all just shut the fu* up ! Even bi*ches don’t complain like you do. If you don’t like the phone go and sell it OK? No one forced you to buy a 1.6 android losers.

Stop complaining kids, how old are you people? No wonder why you have no life, since all you care about is a damn upgrade. I’m sure if all of you had a life that is worth it, there would be much better things to do, than complain 24/7 about this update.

Yes I admit that se fu*ed up and fu*ed up good! But now they are trying to be a little nice by releasing some apps, just to cool things down until the upgrade comes next month. So if you don’t like what they are trying to do than just shut up your bit*chy mouth!

Either you appreciate what they are trying to do now, because doing something is better than doing nothing. I don’t think any of you deserve an x10 anyway, seriously your IQ level is far less than you think it is. Just go buy an iphone or a copy of it ( galaxy s) and live happy.

45 jones October 8, 2010 at 4:20 AM

To all x10 users with the zedge app, I found a pretty jokes wallpaper called EclairX10 that you guys can check out. I got a little chuckle from it. 😛

46 Miss D October 8, 2010 at 4:28 AM

Ha ha ha….The Grammer Police Person has the worst grammer ever, how appropriate is that??

Back to the X10 though, I would be happy if it just did what it is meant to do….PROPERLY. I am on my third handset in three months and the one I have now still doesn’t work properly. STUPID DODGY HANDSETS!!!!

47 RJ October 8, 2010 at 4:48 AM

I think Angry man needs to get laid or something. That’s amazing you know peoples IQ by this blog. What a little bitch.

48 Bandit October 8, 2010 at 4:51 AM

@ Angry Man you halfassed bandit.

How fortunate for you that you have a life, or that you’re rich or whatever. However, I had to work in the heat of summer, running with the wheelbarrow, so that I could come up with $600 cash to pay for a brand new X10, all based on false promises and outright lies.

If Sony didn’t talk bullshit from the beginning, hyping up updates and promising features, then I would have absolutely no problem with Sony Ericsson. Then they’d have the right to delay updates as much as they wanted, because they didn’t make promises, hell, they might have as well locked the phone at 1.6. and I wouldn’t complain. But they deliberately misled people like me into purchasing a X10. Had they been honest, I’d have an iPhone or HTC, and since I keep phones for at least 3 years, the software side is extremely important to me. Hence I feel cheated and I’ll rant against Sony when I can.

49 Hisham October 8, 2010 at 10:45 AM

@sam

sure X12 sounds wonderful! (as x10 6 months ago) but i’m also sure that it will lack some “basic” features!!! like lagging! problems with sound, or even multi-touch!!! (afraid of apple’s lawsuit)

and lets just imagen that it will come out without any problem, other companies will be offering better deals at that time!! like hot chocolate fudge android or much tastier version!
SE is always late! never gonna trust them again.

if you are happy with your phone i suggest you go back to your cave and enjoy your phone and let the people express their feelings.

if you are working for SE then instead of flaming unsatisfied costumers head back to your cubical and do some “useful” software developing which is what we really need!

50 Hisham October 8, 2010 at 10:47 AM

@ Angry Man too

51 John October 8, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Don’t spend your programmers time to rubish. Publish Froyo to make us huppy !!!

52 WTF October 8, 2010 at 1:16 PM

If they clean up the AmbientTime home screen and made it better, i could still overlook the fact that 2.1 is going to be late….. but to publish 2 half ass apps as an excuse for 2.1 to be late is unforgivable…. they should devote the programming hours to pushing 2.1 hard…

53 Waste of Time October 8, 2010 at 2:15 PM

hahahaha….

such a wast of time!!!

the app force closes on my X10 all the time! not got it to work yet!!! typical sony… rushing to please people and its still broken!

54 TheWeedMan October 9, 2010 at 10:40 AM

@ Angry Bitch, er I mean Man!

Dry you’re eyes!

People have the god given right to express emotions and feelings in here…hence the reason the admins and mods dont delete posts.
X10 users are pissed of for a reason…we were all sold this phone on the back of a lie.

As i’ve explained in previous posts…I couldnt give a rats arse about 2.1, I just want the bugs the X10 carries fixed and believe me there is a long list.
Fix the bugs then release a bugfree stable O.S.

The X10 is a good phone and I still recon it has the potential to be a great phone if S.E would open the boot….anyway, thats not going to happen but until the flagship of S.E handsets is fixed im gonna be right here moaning with the rest of the betrayed users.

I downloaded this happiness app and seriously what the fuck does a 34yr old Scottish bloke want half price nail shit for? Thats all the app offers lol.

55 fried egg October 9, 2010 at 12:49 PM

3 days old and its already needed an “update is available” download. you have to wonder how well made SE things are now

56 vekz October 9, 2010 at 7:09 PM

ok, it turned out to be UK only.. now I’d really like to get rid of this app, but I don’t know how to uninstall it.. it’s not listed in market.. any suggestions anyone?

57 onemissk October 9, 2010 at 7:34 PM

im gutted, i got this phone yesterday, i just wanna watch my programs n movies on the go, is there no flash player at all available to download to do any of this?

58 onemissk October 9, 2010 at 7:39 PM

i dont seem to be able to stream, is this normal for such a good phone, so everybody kept telling me, however im starting to feel duped now, only got this yesterday, but if i cant get this flash player im after on this phone, im going in for the htc desire, makes me mad that ive been lied to, they say in books n alsorts the features are posted all over adverts n write ups in the phone shops mags, this is a streaming abled phone, so why does it also say i cant watch or stream anything coz i need a flash player?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? can anyone help, guy at shop said to go online n download the adobe 10.1 for mobiles and drag this download to media go to upload on phone, this isnt working either, ive been done over havent i??

59 fried egg October 9, 2010 at 7:43 PM

@ vekz try advanced task manager from the market place.

@angryman. as a SE phone its good, but that is not how it was sold, it was sold as a premium android phone and they didnt tell people what it wouldnt be able to do even though some of the snoy boards were full of people asking. when it launched and SE admitted some of the things it couldnt (but still said they were working on something that would be a multitouch replacement thast they then seem to forget they said they were working on) the SE blog lit up with complaints… the result, they ditched the entire blog

60 Mr.Hyde October 9, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Well folks, here it is. SE has cut short on its commitments to clients and to the future development of its own technology (Xperia Extend).

Here is the update on the potential SE lawsuit I wanted to bring to life in Canada.
We currently have ground to sue SE based on the two following and yet simple points.

Xperia X10 was sold with the promise of regular firmware updates and the assurance that Xperia would evolve alongside Android OS (which is why we bought those bloody devices). This is considered as a contract with the clients and the providers/distributors of the said phones.

Since this will not happen and is therefore contrary to what we were assured by the company, SE is in ”breach” of contract with clients and distributors.

But the real point that could enable us to win in Canada is the following. Buying SE Xperia X10 will cause substantial losses to all of their owners (who will have to break their current contracts with carriers and assume the related fees, buy a new phone and finally get a new contract with same/different carriers). For some of us, the total amount in question can reach 1015$ (in my case:I have a 2 years contract with Rogers, so I have to pay remaining balance on my phone 315.00$CA, cancellation fees 400.00$CA, buying a new phone 200.00$CA and lastly new contract and related fees 100.00+, for a big total of over 1000.00$CA). It is easy to prove that those losses are intricately tied to buying Xperia X10, and they would not have occurred had we bought another device. Since our phones are a business tool and we will not be able to use it as needed and as promised, despite what SE advertised and assured, we have ground for a serious lawsuit.

But to win this in court, we need to make it a collective case against SE, therefore proving without a doubt that we all suffer the same consequences due to misinformation and false promises made by SE.

It is considered illegal in Canada to make false advertisement, and based on those two facts alone, we have serious grounds, but we need to stand together to win this and force SE to assume its responsabilities towards its clients.

If you want to join the cause, please contact me at sexperiax10lawsuit@gmail.com
JohnXIII

61 vekz October 10, 2010 at 12:47 PM

@fried egg: thanks!

62 nahtanoj October 10, 2010 at 9:32 PM

I have these phones to date:
– Dell Streak
– Iphone 3GS
– Iphone 3G
– Xperia X10
But I gave my xperia to my nephew it’s good but could have been better if updated, iphones just for display, like my dell streak much waiting for 2.2 atm. and i am waiting for the samsung tablet next month

63 venusprototype October 14, 2010 at 4:39 AM

My x10’s mainboard died and was deemed unrepairable, which makes me HAPPY. Since it was still under warranty when it carked it, I have the option of either accepting another x10 as replacement or credits at current cost price to redeem against another phone. I’ll lose about $130 on price depreciation but it’s a better outcome than trying to sell it secondhand (if it hadn’t broke).

Froyo, here I come.

SE can shove their promise of regular firmware updates up their collective arses and smoke it. I’ll never buy another SE phone ever again.

64 Sander October 20, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Major let down from SE again… App. cannot be found on market on my X10 mini in The Netherlands! Soooooo… I’m expecting SE will give us a X10 HD for free to compensate their promises!!!

65 nightmoves December 16, 2010 at 11:10 PM

mother fuckers i want the software update! pricks!

66 tamilkalith April 24, 2012 at 7:33 AM

good superbe

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