Official: Xperia X10 will get multi-touch in Q1 2011

by X10 on November 17, 2010

in Hands On, News, Problems, Video

Xperia X10 will get multi-touch in Q1 2011Sony Ericsson has officially confirmed that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will get some form of multi-touch during an OTA firmware update in Q1 2011. Rikard Skoberg from the SE Product Blog has said that there will be pinch-to-zoom (dual-touch) functionality on the web browser and Google Maps.

So what’s changed you might be asking? According to Rikard, the engineers went back to the drawing board after the huge public outcry over the lack of multi-touch and came up with a solution. This involved modifying the touch digitizer’s driver to enable dual-touch gestures. He goes on to say that the solution is not perfect (especially when crossing axes), hence why they have only limited it to certain apps. It should also work in some third-party apps, but only those that use gestures such as pinch-to-zoom (Angry Birds is shown as an example). Check out a prototype Xperia X10 showing this in action below.

Via SE Product Blog.

{ 161 comments… read them below or add one }

1 S&N November 17, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Ah FIRST!

2 Harsha K N November 17, 2010 at 2:48 PM

Yeah ! thats like it :)

3 Rod M. November 17, 2010 at 2:48 PM

Nice! He! He! It’s better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it…

4 Harsha K N November 17, 2010 at 2:49 PM

hope that doesnt mean no 2.2 !

5 Marc Ti November 17, 2010 at 2:49 PM

great news indead!

6 Leo November 17, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Seriously?!! Oh my f god! This is awesome news! Now if we get 2.2 then I love you Sony Ericsson!!

7 Wilm November 17, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Very good SE! could have done this from the start…….

8 sabe November 17, 2010 at 2:50 PM

Will it be also available for x10 minis? I know that the screen is so small, that fitting two fingers in it is hard, but it would be cool :)

9 Adey November 17, 2010 at 2:52 PM

Excellent!
Expect it around this time next year… ;)

10 Anonymous November 17, 2010 at 2:53 PM

At least I gots some of my faith from SE back. This is good!

11 Ekul November 17, 2010 at 2:54 PM

Wow!

This is pretty cool! I don’t think it’ll be as useful as people make it out to be, but I’m not going to say no to a free feature. :D

12 Pak Ya November 17, 2010 at 2:56 PM

4th..
damn.. it pretty cool…

13 Chaz November 17, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Sweet, way to go Rikard and the boys in R&D :)

14 dave November 17, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Rikard Skogberg, please hear me
-please give x10 16M colour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-multitouch
-froyo,,,
please, and delete moxier app, wisepilot, createtouch, user support…these app make my x10 laggy,, zzz
improve media and timescape

15 David November 17, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Meh. Q1 2011 probably means that Norway will get it at 23:59:59 on March 31st, 2011 – and SE will claim they met their deliverable. The rest of us will have to wait until this time next year, as SE pulls all their engineers off to work on the new ‘flagship’ device and leaves a couple of interns mucking about for those of us who have already given them our money.

Still no word on 2.2 or higher. I expect that some time after Google releases Android 4.0.

16 j November 17, 2010 at 3:11 PM

wht a news!

17 simon 'themactivist' royal November 17, 2010 at 3:16 PM

At last, SE are listening to the public. They might just be able to dig them selves out of the slum they have with their customers.

multi-touch and froyo could just save their reputation as small fish in the android market and raise them to front runners.

18 Professor X November 17, 2010 at 3:19 PM

if theyre cracking to public demand there is a good case for us getting 2.2 officially then, as well as 16m colours, especially the latter, why wouldnt you enable that down the line? bullshit multi touch goes to show theres still life in this phone for a while yet, and thats the main thing isnt it?

19 bangster November 17, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Ya right, then its gonna delay again.

PUI………………

20 victor rendon November 17, 2010 at 3:35 PM

that’s great… its too much ask for… i dont know maybe some extra call-in volume =)

21 AYCKM November 17, 2010 at 3:38 PM

umm…. what happened to ‘link contact’ in 2.1… it’s gone. how can I link people’s facebook accounts now? sync has now become retarded, details in contacts are duplicated with every account added.
multi-touch would be nice

22 j November 17, 2010 at 3:55 PM

Two news.. that a custom rom is now available for x10 and that Mt is going to be enabled officially.. are making my evening so very nice.

23 Bobby November 17, 2010 at 4:00 PM

It seams, that there was a real hardware problem with the phone, and that is why they didn’t want to implement it in the beginning.
Also they say it is made because of us guys, not because of the marketing shares/we know it is like that, but that means they listen/.
Very good news, cant wait to try that out.

24 Hannah November 17, 2010 at 4:04 PM

There, are you happy now? All your whining got you babies some multi-touch. Let us know how it completely revolutionizes your touchy-feely experience (which it won’t) and we can pretend like we’re all impressed (which we aren’t).

25 Chaz November 17, 2010 at 4:07 PM

Multitouch = Hopefully SNES emulator, etc. working, so I’m happy as a pig in mud :)

26 BobSpoongfield November 17, 2010 at 4:10 PM

@AYCKM
When you edit a contact, click the ‘Menu’ button, and click join.
If the name’s you have entered for the contact are the same, or similar as the facebook contact you can “join” the contacts together.

Another annoying thing I found was the contacts had an empty note automatically added!

@j … I couldn’t agree more :P

27 Bandit November 17, 2010 at 4:38 PM

WOW, it took them long enough. Multi-touch, camera flash, low call volume, 16m color, all these things should have been addressed MONTHS AGO. HELL, WE SHOULD HAVE 2.2 BY NOW. But now, we can only dream about 2.2 and fixes for the things mentioned above.

Good job SE. You charged for a high end phone, you deliver high end failure.

Sony Ericsson. Suck.Believe.

28 NZ November 17, 2010 at 4:53 PM

So actually not multitouch, but dual touch… I wonder why they had to LIE by saying that there is NO HARDWARE support for multitouch.
And please, do not even consider asking an upgrade to 2.2. There is no point at doing that at this point. Google is releasing the 2.3 in a few days and I bet they haven’t even started working on 2.2.

They can go directly to 2.3, since in a previous post they seem to have figured out what exactly went wrong with the upgrade 1.6->2.1

PS. SMS messages in languages other than English do not use the default GSM alphabet, thus we are limited only to 60 characters per message. This was fixed in the last 1.6 fw release…

29 Evantaur November 17, 2010 at 5:05 PM

@BobSpoongfield Thanks mate :D

30 damian November 17, 2010 at 5:25 PM

These are just words now. And stop the useless coomments such as ‘first’ only.

31 ahmad November 17, 2010 at 5:25 PM

@NZ

They said that there is no hardware support because of the bad quality of Multi Touch..

and he already said that in the video ,, it does work!

but i think if they said that (Guys,, This Phone Is Supporting Multi Touch) ,, Then all of you will hate SonyEricsson ,, Because You are going to say like (SonyEricsson wasn’t able to make a Good Multi Touch.. Lame! What a Company!! .. etc) ;D

U Got it now ?? :)

32 a.monteiro November 17, 2010 at 5:34 PM

i remember they said multitouch would come with 2.1, then Apple lawsuits started rolling and they chickened, now it seems they´ve worked a way around that.

@Dave – root your phone and delete unwanted apps yourself, rooting is such an easy process as a button press.

33 Cecil November 17, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Como todo lo de Xperia, hasta que no lo vea… Aún sin novedad de actualización en Movistar Argentina al 2.1.

34 x19 November 17, 2010 at 5:42 PM

hahaha now all these people who have been hating on SE will suddenly be singing their praises hypocrites!!! :D

35 draft_life November 17, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Congratulations Everyone!
Im very happy and God provides for him that trusts.

36 Luka November 17, 2010 at 5:43 PM

This I gotta see. :D

37 Paul November 17, 2010 at 6:03 PM

I figure they must have seen the video of that guy who managed to get multitouch on the x10 and were afraid of even more backlash from us, so they’re scrambling now to get pinch-to-zoom on the x10…

38 Benjamin November 17, 2010 at 6:04 PM

but the next update will be with froyo and multitouch or only multitouch ?

39 =NoXiouS= November 17, 2010 at 6:04 PM

Great to hear this news, but will it be dual or multi? Some games I play would be so much better with multi.

40 sunrise November 17, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Even if it’s only pinch zoom and not full multitouch, it’s better than nothing :)

41 X10user_India November 17, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Yummy…!!!

Q1 2011 and few more “Kits” :)

This blog-post will certainly boost their sales durding Christmas for sure…!!

Great thieves, Rikardo…. “Teri bhen di..”

Yes, but SE has learnt to speak with “Concrete” words :)

42 gsdude November 17, 2010 at 6:12 PM

I can’t honestly say I expected this at least not officially that’s for sure, but its funny for all the people who moaned and sold their X10’s lol…goes to show good things really do to come to those who wait. I’m not sure if I’m the only one but I really do appreciate the effort SE are putting into the X10, they obviously haven’t given up on it and we shouldn’t give up on them just yet

43 dualbore November 17, 2010 at 6:16 PM

@=NoXiouS=
don’t be too exited, pressing buttons in several areas of the screen simultaneously will not be supported, read the SE blog post for more details.

44 Eric November 17, 2010 at 6:48 PM

well we with 02-uk will be getting this about 6 months after rest of you considering we havent even been given 2.1 yet

45 Myro November 17, 2010 at 7:45 PM

@Hannah,

Okay since we’re whiny babies dont use the feature we whined to get in the first place.
the squeeky wheel gets the grease and now we’re finally getting what we want dont bother to insult us because we moaned to get something when you just settle for whatever is given to you.

46 x19 November 17, 2010 at 7:47 PM

@myr

we didnt get MT cause we whinned u mug.

47 dll November 17, 2010 at 7:54 PM

This is excellent news! It seems like SE is finally listening to their users,I hope this starts a new bridge of community between the users and the SE developers. Definitely in the right direction … =]

48 NZ November 17, 2010 at 8:01 PM

@ahmad
“SonyEricsson wasn’t able to make a Good Multi Touch.. Lame! What a Company!! .. etc”

SE makes nothing… they are giving directions and the hardware is made by Foxconn… It is the software that they adjust to their needs.
They released official papers, statements and things like that to explain that there is neither hardware nor software support for multitouch.

And then suddenly they reveal that the hardware is capable (to which extend is not known yet), and their developers are quite brilliant minds who actually… hacked their own software to enable multitouch.

Marketing-wise many would prefer SE to just say: “X10 has ClearPad X000* digitizer, but it is not enabled by software”, rather than saying the bs they said so far. (*where X is either 2 for dualtouch or 3 for real multitouch).

Am I the only one here to feel misleaded and somehow betrayed?

49 Myro November 17, 2010 at 8:15 PM

@X19 Watch the video you cock

50 zodiac November 17, 2010 at 8:44 PM

This is good news. I agree that having pinch to zoom is better than nothing but I don’t think we should rush to heap praises on SE for delivering a modicum of functionality that’s pretty much bog standard on even lesser devices.

51 zodiac November 17, 2010 at 8:46 PM

PS… The fanboys can sing as much praises as the want. It’s pretty much all their good for apart from talking pure nonsense.

52 JJ November 17, 2010 at 8:48 PM

I didn’t expect this from SE, I really thought they were shitting on what we think.
Glad to hear that! Thumbs up to SE keep up the great work

53 Kang November 17, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Finally! MT on my X10! Would this mean MT is coming with the Timescape and mediascape UX updates?

54 TheWeedMan November 17, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Hell fuckin yeah…i only need 2 thumbs for heavy gunner!

55 fact is fact November 17, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Sony Ericsson your doing great! I’m really glad to see that your still putting great effort in the X10, the 2.1 was delivered in time and now adding mt is just nice!

I believe that we may also get Froyo next year, it really seems that this phone has got great potential. I’m so happy that I chose it over the desire.

peace ;)

56 zodiac November 17, 2010 at 9:03 PM

I really have no problem being a f@g, what really bothers me is that I still can’t afford the X10. Knowing that it will even get MT makes it more hard for me :(

So if I keep bashing this forum, well now you know the reason, I’m too poor to afford such phone, I got a nokia that was passed by my dad 5 years ago too bad.

57 Andrew. D November 17, 2010 at 9:09 PM

NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But keep your promise to the date….

And,. we would like you , (SE), to bring us 2.2… because we all know that youse can and will bring it,. but dont keep us waiting that long,. we also know that MT was from the start usable on the X10… So,. its nice you surprise us once in a while,. but keep the surprises on the promising date… Now,. about 2.2 ,… Do we need to cryout more? Please,. dont let us do that,. cause you know WE Will CRY OUT for 2.2. :)
Thanx tho for giving us a future taste.. dont make it sour.

58 Anton November 17, 2010 at 9:12 PM

I know they say Q1 but is it just me or am i thinking it wont be until late Q2 (i really hope it is Q1 and we get 2.2 around about the same time).

59 Johan November 17, 2010 at 9:45 PM

This is great news. If SE continues like this they are really doing the right thing.

60 grand popo November 17, 2010 at 9:59 PM

X10 will never get 2.2, once they get around to releasing the pinch zoom update, they are gonna dust there hands of the X10 and focus on the ANZU, r.i.p X10

61 ramih2085 November 17, 2010 at 10:01 PM

for those who hope for android 2.2, it will not happen. Sony ericsson will release the ANZU with android 2.2 waiting for gingerbread. If the x10 owners have android 2.2 how will they sell their new phone?? Please use your brain. And for better results go write on their blog, thats what they read.

For multitouch, we all knew the x10 had it. We just got it because of the bad press they had about the delays of their update and they are trying to restore their image. Don’t get fooled.

62 fact is fact November 17, 2010 at 10:17 PM

@ ramih2085

Unless you have evidence that support your claim, otherwise sorry but we are not convinced.

SE is doing a great job supporting the X10 and it won’t be a suprise if we get Froyo next year. Just remember that SE still didn’t make a decision regarding giving us 2.2 or not.

Either way, we will eventually get it whether it’s from SE or XDA developers. SE did a great job making this phone!

Kudos for them

63 Oj November 17, 2010 at 10:20 PM

yAY enought update to look forward to ! i bet it be late coming to my phone again !

..if only sony listen to the fans and included mutitouch in the original plans , would save them so much head ach…. DOh’l

64 Kirillon November 17, 2010 at 10:32 PM

nice one. cheer up, guys, we’ll get the multitouch near april 2011, not earlier, just like the 2.1. :D joke. really useful stuff. wait for it just like still for my 2.1

p.s. the video is made by a x10 with hd ;)

65 Shizumaru November 17, 2010 at 10:32 PM

Hi y’all!

Many of you are pretty upset and few of you are still supporting SE. I didn’t purchased the x10 from the beginning because of people like YOU (the upset ones) that just say shit about what is to be improved or you just want to have like kidos asking your parents for a chocolate and crying until you get it.
I have gotten it now and though still haven’t updated it to 2.1 I am pleased with the Xperience! The phone is smooth and customizable to a point I didn’t know I could. Consider me a Noob in the android world but I know the people who does support SE agree with me.
Now the good things are coming for our devices and will make it better, nothing to envy from others. If you just don’t like the X10 go ahead and purchased another phone and quit insulting other people, there are tastes for everybody and I love my X10 with its donut 1.6 Android OS I know I will not sell it just for a thing or two other phones have.
Until the time comes for a completely new and outstanding phone I will keep mine and get it better and better with all new stuff that is coming in.
BTW, I will not go to an Iphone forum to shit on the people who has one just because I hate Apple devices (not the MAC computers, are great though I use Win 7 because I am a hardcore gamer).
Get a life and get what’s best for y’all and leave the people who are interested in this phone continue to like it and don’t create bad expectations also, I was missing quite a great device.

66 kenshin November 17, 2010 at 11:10 PM

This is real sweet music… I hope SE are learning about android as a platform and as a community who prefers android…all you need to do id just give the keys to the bootloader…don’t really care about your freaking warranty…

67 MobileSmug November 17, 2010 at 11:31 PM

Every cell phone will soon receive Emergency Broadcast System via http://mobilesmug.com/news/1-phones/618-every-cell-phone-will-soon-receive-emergency-broadcast-system

68 myro November 17, 2010 at 11:37 PM

SE probably closed down their comments section so all the negative comments come here and wont reflect on their site.
clever boys…(and girls)

Now what i want to see is increased speed and battery performance!

69 Bob November 18, 2010 at 12:09 AM

I really cant get over the attitude of most of you posting here.
Any updates are quite simply no more than a bonus.
You did your research (or at least should have done), you bought a phone! END OF!
NO mobile phone manufacturer or suplier are in anyway obligated to provide updates and improvements to an already ‘working’ phone!
Be grateful we are getting anything…

As for 2.2, my prediction would be, if we are to get it, it will be after the ANZU is released. They will release that with 2.2 and then provide the X10 with 2.2 to prevent any detrimental effect on the sale of the new phone!

Personally, I think my X10 Rocks.
I’m not going to complain, especially as SE are still clearly thinking about it and still giving it their time, effort and attention!

make.believe

70 Bandit November 18, 2010 at 12:13 AM

@Bob
“Any updates are quite simply no more than a bonus.
You did your research (or at least should have done), you bought a phone! END OF!”

True. And I did. This is how I remember it.
2.1 COMING SOON!!! Q3 2010!!! MULTI-TOUCH, 16MILLION COLOR!! ETC.. SO FORTH.

Blahblahblah

What did I learn, instead of listening to the hype and PR bullshit, next time I’ll look at the company’s track record and make my decision. HTC in my future.

71 j November 18, 2010 at 12:31 AM

@bandit
mine is Samsung :)

72 power88 November 18, 2010 at 12:33 AM

@Bob

Well said Bob, %100 agree. Some people here seriously need to grow up and stop whining. Since SE are trying to please the users by giving more attention and features to the X10, why not ?! We should be grateful.

73 Damian November 18, 2010 at 12:43 AM

@Cecil

No me jodas, que raro mira que por Mexico si la sacaron, no creo que le falte mucho, pero no vi ningun release date para alla. Sin embargo aca (UK) Vodafone todavia no saco el update cuando otras redes si.-Frustracion-

74 Damian November 18, 2010 at 12:46 AM

Does anyone know where to find a nice and easy explanation to install 2.1 anyway? XDA provided too much stuff togheter, I don’t want to fk this up.

75 Chris November 18, 2010 at 4:01 AM

Who wants to bet it will be pushed past QI?

76 WTF November 18, 2010 at 4:15 AM

100 bucks on Q3 2011…..

77 ramih2085 November 18, 2010 at 4:42 AM

@fact is fact

well first, there was the road map..(said 2.1 UXP update..)
and also, SE said they said themselves that they planned 1 more update and they didn’t know if it would include froyo. I don’t know how it can be more clear. Since they are planning the uxp 2.1 update including multi-touch in Q1, that make the chances really tiny of having froyo.

Also like i said, how will they sell the X12, if the x10 users have similar benefits (same OS) …wouldn’t make any business sense…

78 jack x10 November 18, 2010 at 4:45 AM

jack x10Report
hey whats the matter with multy touch, we only need it to tell ohers we can, but mult t its not good, not reliable not practical…. how the hell we want to use two fingers to zoom, its just st^%$pid just to tell iphone fans we can, pinch zoom its better…. im saying this again, 2 fingers only for clits,dont want M T. I want the 4arrows icon zoom in browser that they take out with the 2.1 update I want the automatic flash its more easier cause vignette app can do it but its not good as default camera, smartdial as xperia x1,touch icons on notifications bar as x1 too, the nice unlock ark pattern again, over all xperia x10 is by far the best phone.. with 1.6 without mt. or 16m colors

79 Jeshurun November 18, 2010 at 4:52 AM

@zodiac
Too bad for you dude. Where do you live? Maybe hold out for another 6-8 months and I’ll sell you mine for real cheap :)

80 x10owneR November 18, 2010 at 5:05 AM

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Im still waiting for the update!!!

http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/products/2010/11/09/these-kits-have-the-update/

81 bangster November 18, 2010 at 5:31 AM

I installed Google Earth in X10 & I can only zoom in. I cant zoom out, hence uninstalled. With this update, I can use it like a dream…..

82 Sid November 18, 2010 at 5:54 AM

How come Rikard’s X10 has no lag? :)

Good news though.

83 laarson November 18, 2010 at 6:46 AM

1234-5446
still waiting here in PH!!!!

multi touch in X10i… great!!!
how about ROM? can it be upgraded to 512MB or higher?

84 fried egg November 18, 2010 at 7:40 AM

faith returning!
SE must not forget, many are tied in for 2 years, so wont be able to switch handsets until easter 2012 at the earliest (yes some plans allow extending the next, but many will have done that already to switch to the x10)

now just need the 16m colours and most people wont be so upset.
even better if timescape could be turned off and those blistering core speeds shown the phone an do accessed, then all bragging rights wold return to the “flagship”

85 mike November 18, 2010 at 8:30 AM

hi SE! just want to remind you… you also launched this f***ing X10 here in PH! any plans on providing us the software update?

86 Andrew. D November 18, 2010 at 8:37 AM

@ Ramih 2085…… They said they didnt know what will be the next update,.. but as we BOTH know,. MT is not an update,. not a real one,… cause MT could be activated with one touch., But Froyo,. thats an update…. that you have to kinda work on it than just activate it,.. About the X12,… well,… 2.2 will be the beggining but it will go to Gingerbread,. and that means,. X10 =2.1
X12=2.2
If each get an update,. its always the X10 one step behind… so i geuss its not impossible for us to get the 2.2..

87 Bob November 18, 2010 at 9:06 AM

@mike – This is NOT an official SE site!
If you want to ask them a question, go to their site/blog pages!

88 x10 warrior November 18, 2010 at 9:07 AM

@fact is fact
What the fuck dude…. Are you nuts ?????????????
you said the x10i update 2.1 was released on time???????????
do you think so?

ha ha …. Shit on you fucking boy….

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90 e11world November 18, 2010 at 9:49 AM

OK SE is making progress but it is sooooooooooooo slow comparing to the guys at XDA.
The XDA Developers have successfully loaded 2.1 and close to officially load 2.2 on the multi-touch.
Also running Arabic text support with the help of a few simple files (for rooted devices) and this is all happening within FEW weeks, NOT MONTHS ok SE.
I still don’t have much faith in this being on time!

91 zodiac November 18, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Jeshurun,
Don’t believe everything you read, those comments were from one of the idiotic SE ass licking mindless fanboys. We are at war you see and their weapons are blunt and defective. So in desperation they reduce themselves to such infantile stupidity.

92 MSSH November 18, 2010 at 10:31 AM

Nice Work SE We All Appreciate this work and hope more from a huge company like our beloved SONY ERICSSON but there is something me and all SE FANS want it to be in that update too
It’s 16M color and enable Auto flash in camera just those 2 with multi-touch will make us SE FANS happy more and more and Again THANKS SONY ERICSSON FOR YOUR GOOD WORK

93 John November 18, 2010 at 12:07 PM

This is the first phone I have ever had more than 6 months, and I got a feeling that it will be with me for another 4-5 months. I would have bought a new phone if I did not know about the update to 2.1, and I was certainly upset about the delay.

Still:

1) It looks like SE is actually trying to deliver a product that is more than the handset that I bought by adding major improvements.
2) The phone looks ALOT better than the HD Desire (and HD).
3) There is no new phone that is so much better that I would immediately buy it.

On the other hand:

My gf has a Nokia N97 that i bought to her a year and a half ago. Except for the screen, it does everything it needs, and in many ways is a better phone than the X10i.

94 vince November 18, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Update hits the Philippines!!!
I have a mini pro with SI 1238-4850
Thanks SE…

95 L November 18, 2010 at 12:55 PM

@vince

really? we got same SI

96 vince November 18, 2010 at 1:01 PM

@L

yes…still here in the office doing the update.
Unfortunately, the downloading is too slow. It’s been 30mins now and still downloading.

97 Andrew November 18, 2010 at 1:15 PM

Well, I can see why SE said they could support mutli-touch and then retracted the statement. I bet you they had that level of multi-touch in earlier versions of their Android 2.1 software and there was only one engineer that understood that was an absolute limitation.

98 Dev November 18, 2010 at 1:42 PM

Strange how they’re going to give the update at Q1 next year when this version works well without anymore bugs (except the one he mention of course) and therefore should be ready for customer right now.

99 L November 18, 2010 at 2:15 PM

yay DL now for PH SI 1238-4854

100 andrei November 18, 2010 at 3:33 PM

Wow. i think it’s great… Although, they should reconsider enabling full-MT. The chip is MT – “ready”, it just needs some recalibration, and it won’t have those axis problems… with the intersection of those 2 axis( it’s dualtouch.) However, i think they have made quite a progress. The only problem of the Android 2.1 is that is extremely laggy. So, they should consider upgrading to Android 2.2, which is 450% faster, and that should enable 16M colors as well. They can do all these stuff, i guess… Gingerbread (Android 2.3) requires 1Ghz CPU (the x10 has 1Ghz CPU) , 512MB RAM( The x10 has 384 MB RAM, although u can only see 280 MB due to android 2.1 limitation, or 175 MB, if u`re still using the 1.6 obsolete android version.) , 3.5″ displays and higher( x10 has a 4″ display, so 1280×760 resolution will be available). New resolution could mean 16M colors upgrade. If they`ll consider upgrading to 2.3, they are forced to enable 16M colors.

101 Fact is fact November 18, 2010 at 4:39 PM

Have some manners otherwise don’t be angry if people insult
Indians, because your the kind that gives the impression that you have no
Manners and that you live in the dark ages.

Don’t insult me for a phone kid, and yes Se delayed the update once
And then it was delivered as planned by rolling it once at a time to different
Regions.

102 Marc Ti November 18, 2010 at 4:58 PM

philippines just got their update!

103 Rune (Denmark) November 18, 2010 at 5:36 PM

well, why keep adding all sorts of functions, when the phone still lags like shit?!
I just don’t get it? 2.1 is just as bad as the 1.6. And it’s really annyoing to know that SE just delivered one big pile of shit into your phones.

I’m far from satified, and don’t understand why all of you are satified whith this lame piece of software!

104 Marco November 18, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Maybe u have a problem with your phone
2.1 is just working great for me.

105 Jeff November 18, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Does anyone know where one can find the “Official” full specification sheet for the 2.1 update? I’m curious about the official specs, particularly if the 2.1 update allows the use of a 32GB micro SD card among other things.

I’ve seen Sony Ericsson post the “highlighted” specs for the 2.1 update, but my searching has yet to find the full official specifications. I’m not sure if the specs on the Sony Ericsson web page are for the 1.6OS or the 2.1OS.

Any help, link would be appreciated.

106 swapniladsure (India) November 18, 2010 at 6:46 PM

I cant wait upto 2011 in Q1 may be multitouch update will release in march or april…
i am waiting for XDA developer 2.2 update…i wil done update first when XDA developer port android 2.2 on x10i…i cant continue update with offcial Sony ericssone…because Sony ericsson developers are very slow…and i think currently they are busy in developing software for there new release ” ANZU ” which is successor of X10..(X12)…
so i will go with XDA developer…

107 Dav November 18, 2010 at 6:48 PM

@fact is fact
vous le méritez, blâment les autres ne.

108 sasi November 18, 2010 at 6:49 PM

@fried egg
I agree with you buddy,
All are looking for 16M color and Wifi Tethering

109 steocast November 18, 2010 at 7:21 PM

SE’s slogan suggests we should “make believe” that means we should pretend that everything they say will happen. They’re simply trying to enstill in the minds of their consumer base that dreams eventually do come true as long as you make.believe. So guys just pretend SE cares about us and eventually they will.

110 Jake November 18, 2010 at 7:23 PM

this is really gd news, along with the fact that from this update SE has relised the best way to update the software (they said they shouldnt have embed the custom software so deep). Then theres also the fact that they keep saying how timescape and mediascape improve android, i think its a safe bet to assume that the X12 (anzu) will have them both, and has already said that it will be running froyo, then it shouldnt b too difficult for them to port it to the X10!

111 fact is fact November 18, 2010 at 7:53 PM

@dav

I hope your not swearing like a kid :)

However all I can say to you is : vous le méritez, blâment les autres ne :P

So if you said something nice for me you got it back but if you said something impolite than you’ll also get it back.

112 booger November 18, 2010 at 8:57 PM

Are people that dumb? You expect se to whip 2.2 on the device just like magic or add flash and get ram overload to death? Try updating the iphone 2g to the latest firmware and see what happen.

113 MTZ November 18, 2010 at 9:33 PM

why we shouldnt have mt?flash?2.2?16m color?app2sd?camera flash?faster proccesing?….when our phones support them!????
if se consider this items x10 will get 1st marketing grade
just imsgine if we have those ………
they all come 4 se bad supporting

114 Johnny Smithson November 18, 2010 at 11:51 PM

Probably been said already, I didn’t read the whole page, but Q1 2011, suuuuuuuure SE, we believe you.

Probably just a marketing ploy to move the remaining X10 stock before Anzu.

115 Anuz November 19, 2010 at 12:42 AM

MT is not important to me, but I will be more appreciative if SE can at least provide flash support, flash lite or whatever and apps to sd. That will improve my user experience more than MT can.

At the moment, I think 2.1 runs fine on my X10i although there are noticeable lags at times, and especially with mediascape it lags so bad.

116 Kang November 19, 2010 at 12:59 AM

Only thing I wanted to happen for this phone was MT. If they deliver the updates as promised, I will be very happy X10 user. 16M colour isn’t important anymore. 2.1 updates actually made whole thing looks alot better.

117 christopher November 19, 2010 at 1:54 AM

users from the Philippines…the update is out!!!!!!!!!!!!!i’m done…a bit laggy!!tnx SE>>>>>

118 jr_gohan2000 November 19, 2010 at 2:24 AM

@christopher…is update available to Philippines x10 owners…..

MT is a must so i can win levels of plantsvszombies…lol

-jr-

119 fact is fact November 19, 2010 at 2:58 AM

@ christopher

Don’t worry dude the update will only be laggy in the beginning that the phone will be very fast.

120 Yohan November 19, 2010 at 3:37 AM

and how about x10 mini & mini pro’s owner?? *sob*

121 burdie November 19, 2010 at 4:07 AM

better wait for xda group to come out custom 2.2 for X10, so that we all can say bye bye to Rikard Skoberg, and thank god that we don’t have to wait for official 2.2 for another 1,2,3 or 4 years (or no chance at all?)

122 Sid November 19, 2010 at 4:47 AM

The reason guys at XDA can churn out things faster are that they come with disclaimer that XDA is not responsible for any thing that happen to users phone. But thats not case with SE and they have to release a stable product.

Still SE guys you are too slow.

123 christopher November 19, 2010 at 5:20 AM

@ fact is fact…..yes it is true dude at first it was but now faster. It feels good….tanx

124 Kang November 19, 2010 at 5:57 AM

@christopher… Try the LauncherPro. It’s smoother and faster than stock launcher.

125 christopher November 19, 2010 at 7:01 AM

@many tnx dude

126 x19 November 19, 2010 at 8:02 AM

i hope you guys who get custom rom wont be moaning at SE when your phone gets any problems so impatient, you just got 2.1 and now moaning for 2.2 unreal lol

127 Paj November 19, 2010 at 9:32 AM

I’m cheering that the apps “Market” got an update.

128 Manu November 19, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Oh man this is fucking awesome news !

129 Manu November 19, 2010 at 9:57 AM

Bring in the rain. bring us the 16 million colors.

130 charles November 19, 2010 at 4:42 PM

hope it works for game emulators

131 Dav November 20, 2010 at 7:35 AM

@fact is fact
whaahhh.. dat digital words making me suck…
shit! suche crap guy u are..
fucking looser

132 x10 warrior November 20, 2010 at 7:42 AM

Any one knows when we get the 16M color support…
If they can release with the next update.. then x10i will be the best Android phone in market…
Now we are just behind only bcoz of 10M color support.(any wa MT is in air)
SE guys.. common.. make it believe…
It reserves the first place in Android market.. I love my sexy x10…
make it no.1 guys…

133 ahmad November 20, 2010 at 9:29 AM

Glad to see SE still putting some support to the X10. I wish they are more specific in release dates than just sayings Q1.

134 steve November 21, 2010 at 1:07 PM

2.1 is great although multitouch would be great and flash player but not really bothered

135 Osama November 21, 2010 at 5:26 PM

has anyone noticed that pictures get automattically attached to facebook contacts…very strange…i got all these facebook contacts in mediascape that have hot girl pictures attached to them…seems like all these SE apps scan your phones pictures trying to find simmilar looking people as their facebook pics…creepy too!

136 (SE) S-low E-xpansion November 23, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Slowly but gradually moving on :)

Assuming previouse experience we should get between Easter , september , finally we will get on 25 november 2011!!!

I see you there
HA HA HA !!!!!!
Calm down guys!!!!!
HA HA HA !!!!!!HA HA HA !!!!!!HA HA HA !!!!!!HA HA HA !!!!!! ;)

137 (SE) S-low E-xpansion November 23, 2010 at 10:11 PM

if there will be no “further delay”
How much i miss this “lovely” pharase
HA !!!

138 (SE) S-low E-xpansion November 23, 2010 at 10:14 PM

TO be honest I suprise that they still work on this X10 I thought :-s that they hate as!
And no more update but
thx SE :)

139 GUYS GUYS!!!! November 23, 2010 at 10:16 PM

DO NOT CHANGE THE LANGUAGE CODE THOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

140 Unbeliveble !!! November 23, 2010 at 10:19 PM

I can not belive it! but i drop my X10 (in etui) from the first floor and nothing happen
no even scrach!!!
lucky !!!!!!!!!!!

141 Ian November 24, 2010 at 3:27 PM

And you said it was a hardware limitation thing, SE…
Right, get to work then lads! And don’t forget 2.2 as well.

142 Amro Chermiti November 24, 2010 at 8:52 PM

Gyus. you should know that x10i is one of the most power full divices in the world. I think our handset will deg 3,0

143 JDM November 25, 2010 at 12:20 AM

i wish i have never sold my x10i on ebay.. it actually turned out x10 is one of the best device out there.. gonna purchase another one from SE or maybe i should just wait for their upcoming phone

144 edwin November 25, 2010 at 2:55 AM

xperia x10 is a good phone, good features + “zen” looks makes it a good appeal to everyone, but stucked at donut 1.6 android really crippled most of its functions and performance, hence this phone cost the same as Samsung Wave now :D might be my next phone upgrade in the next few months.

145 Nathaniel November 28, 2010 at 7:25 PM

Awesome, another update that Sony Ericsson will keep postponing

146 nightmoves November 30, 2010 at 7:40 PM

yeah love the phone but i want the god damn updates already!!!!

i want 2.2 and multitouch

but we have to wait forever for even 2.1 what the hell sony someone needs to get fired over their seriously!

147 NightCruZer December 1, 2010 at 2:51 PM

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148 NightCruZer December 1, 2010 at 2:53 PM
149 Ian December 1, 2010 at 4:16 PM

trying to care about these things is like trying to get your head into politics, pointless…
just keep your x10s if you want it and sell it if you don’t.

150 perspex January 4, 2011 at 12:29 PM

YES!!! FINALLY….this phone has soo much power equal to iphone but i look like a total idiot without multi-touch to show off games to my friends!! hallelujah!!!!

151 Benjamin January 10, 2011 at 5:44 AM

That’s awesome.
Thank’s SE for not letting us down in public.
We are now able to lift our heads up in public and be happy. Multi-touch is really great.

Can we please have the in-call volume to increased drastically, wherein one needs to lower to the volume to hear the other person’s voice.

152 muhammed January 15, 2011 at 10:35 AM

When exactly is the 2.2 comming out ,cos media. Scape is rubbish it doesn’t shuffle ,can play games with emulator cos of lack of multi touch ,camera flash to need update ,more themes for time scape instead of ordinary colour ,pls don’t includamy moxier rubbish. ,nd don’t make us wait till jesus come before we get the update

153 arm1n January 20, 2011 at 12:43 PM

so SE announced there would be no 2.2 and that’s final…they screwed us. Anyway, some clever people released 2.2 custom roms some time ago and they are perfecting it. Also, I don’t believe this stuff about multitouch, why would SE give us multitouch when they don’t care about X10 anymore? And AGAIN, some clever people released multitouch for X10 and they are not from SE :P i’ve installed it today and it works very nicely.

154 stephen January 29, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Xperia is a good phone without dual touch but for Zooming in the web browser it will make life easier. I like my x10, it does everything I want except for battery life. Go to any phone forum and you’ll see no phones are perfect. At least SE has listened.

155 corey6661 February 5, 2011 at 8:37 PM

HAHA the fact that people are actually buying into this Q1 bs its just hilarious o2-uk users will more than likely AT THE EARLIEST be looking at sept ’11
as for the whole 2.2 update keep dreaming guys even with gingerbread’s official release imminent this wont happen….as soon as the arc is released you can forget about anymore updates for the x10 family……..£400 well spent (i think not)

156 comkri February 17, 2011 at 11:36 PM

The update is here now so SE was not talking BS this time. Nice work sony ericsson. ;)

157 Rase May 1, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Heh.. to al those haters and “forget-about-anymore-x10-upgrades”-people, listen

Gingerbread (so that drags android 2.3 with it) is coming to Xperia X10, between Q2-Q3 2011 ( means in the middle of summer )

..Officialy :)

158 Clarke June 20, 2011 at 1:47 AM

where can i download this update….cuz the bullshit sony ericsson website doesnt provide shit for h elp or information

159 sohail June 23, 2011 at 7:31 PM

@j : what is MT??????

160 akansh December 26, 2011 at 9:16 AM

I am not able to download flash player help

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