Android 2.1 update now beaming out to Xperia X8 handsets

by X10 on November 26, 2010

in Firmware, Xperia X8

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!

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rod M. November 26, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Good! Now it seems SE is making the update faster…

2 Dennis November 26, 2010 at 5:52 PM

Nice for the x8 owners 🙂

3 simon 'themactivist' royal November 26, 2010 at 6:01 PM

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.

4 antar November 26, 2010 at 6:06 PM

You’re not the only ones. I have an X19 that didn’t get the update. CE3 region

5 Andres November 26, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Me gusta mucho!

6 Lariv November 26, 2010 at 6:07 PM

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.

7 Suhel November 27, 2010 at 4:36 AM

Xperia x8 2.1 is confirmed in India, Germany, Sweden.. thats all i know 🙂

8 CactuarKnight November 27, 2010 at 7:45 AM

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

9 Alex Dahl November 27, 2010 at 1:21 PM

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.

10 Hardik November 27, 2010 at 1:59 PM

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


11 tenli November 27, 2010 at 2:22 PM

well, just wait Xperia X8 black on the market with 2.1 installed

12 Vedant Dalmia November 27, 2010 at 2:28 PM

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

13 Karthik November 27, 2010 at 5:40 PM

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

14 lunitek November 27, 2010 at 6:55 PM

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!

15 Feeq November 29, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Hey when will it be available for Singapore?

16 rapid77 December 8, 2010 at 4:23 PM

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.

17 Om December 23, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Hi, I am using Xperia X8 and I am unable to send a text message to many numbers. Help needed.

18 Lloyd January 26, 2011 at 5:06 PM

x8(black color) is already upgrade android 2.1?

please fast reply me..

very important….

19 eu April 22, 2014 at 3:30 PM

how can I take screenshot at my xperia x8??

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