Android 2.1 update now beaming out to Xperia X8 handsets

Android 2.1 update now beaming out to Xperia X8 handsetsSony Ericsson has stuck to its word on the Android 2.1 (Éclair) update for the Xperia X8. They said it would come before the year is over and whilst the pessimists amongst you may have feared a late December release, it looks like SE has already started the roll out.

It’s unclear which regions are rolling out right now, but we understand that Russia is at least one of them. The update is running build number 2.0.1.A.0.47. Click through for a number of screen shots of the evidence and the official upgrade video from Sony Ericsson support.

Update: We have updated the kit list to include the numbers for the Xperia X8 and included the latest numbers for the X10 family.

Android 2.1 update now beaming out to Xperia X8 handsets

Android 2.1 update now beaming out to Xperia X8 handsets

Via xda-developers.

Thanks Jens Droid!


20 responses to “Android 2.1 update now beaming out to Xperia X8 handsets”

  1. Great. US X10 owners are still waiting for their 2.1 update. Nice to see SE are pulling their fingers out and not making them wait for months like the X10 series.

  2. If Sony Ericsson wanted to launch the X8 they might as well have waited until now to release it, considering the mediocre reviews and cold initial reception it seems pointless to have released an unfinished phone out a few weeks early, hopefully they’ve modified the OS properly this time rather than have the X10 Mini overlay which is too small for this phone.

  3. X8 2.1 Confirmed for Mid-east (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Dubai atleast)
    It makes the phone so much faster!

  4. X10 Mini:
    After the 2.1 update the settings are different as you noticed. One thing im particualary annoyed over is that before the update i could set a start page for the browser which always started when going online. Now it goes to the last visited page which takes time to navigate back (to google for example). Also in previous update you could clear browser data history and cookies through the phones settings so you know it was cleared. Cant see that option in the 2.1 update, and since everytime i go online im at the page i visited last it means it keeps data in memory… Highly annoying to not have control over these fundamental things. Dont know why they would remove such a feature?

    Also the graphical lock (if anyone uses it) looks unfinished in the 2.1 update. Looked great pre update graphically.

  5. Hii….
    2.1 for x8 is avaliable in India…i can confirm it…i have received the notification abt d update…v.happy….


  6. Veryy Excited the update is available in india so do it fast and enjoy your new x8
    Happy mobileing

  7. Was eagerly waiting for the update!! Are the improvements similar to that of x10 mini or any new features??

  8. After 6 months of Xperia pain I’m glad to finally have sold my phone and gotten a windows phone 7 device. The 2.1 update was nothing special, phone was laggy, music volume low (I could hear the subway over it), music management crappy and overall look and feel of ui. I couldn’t be happier with my choice. My last SE phone for sure. I’ve had BBs, Sony Walkman phones, but none as bad as my Xperia. Good luck!

  9. Just installed the 2.1 update and it’s transformed the X8 into the phone it should have been from the outset – the virtual keyboard is way more easier to use now, the response time of the phone is leagues better, the browser is a lot more intuitive and the overall interface looks a lot more up to date. As others have said – why S.E didn’t just hold off releasing the phone until the new software was available is bizarre.

    The cheap feel of the rear cover remains a minus point though.

  10. x8(black color) is already upgrade android 2.1?

    please fast reply me..

    very important….