Category: Xperia X8

  • Sony Ericsson gets knuckles rapped over Xperia X8 battery claims

    The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint regarding the standby battery life of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8. The website product page for the Xperia X8 claims that the handset has a standby battery time of 446 hours. The person who made the complaint felt this claim was a bit fishy, despite […]

  • CyanogenMod 7.1 released for X8; Xperia X10 version due in a few days

    As we were expecting, CyanogenMod 7.1 has been released supporting a number of Sony Ericsson Xperia devices. So far all of the 2011 Xperia range is supported, but only the Xperia X8 from the 2010 range. Don’t worry though as head honcho Steve Kondik has confirmed that the Xperia X10 version will be coming in […]

  • CyanogenMod 7 officially coming to 2010 Xperia handsets

    Steve Kondik, CyanogenMod’s chief developer, has officially confirmed that CyanogenMod 7 (CM7) will be supporting all of the currently released Xperia smartphones in an upcoming release. This includes support for all of the 2010 and 2011 Xperia devices. CyanogenMod has been working with the FreeXperia team to make this happen and Kondik confirmed that FreeXperia […]

  • Sony Ericsson re-confirms no Gingerbread for the X10 mini family and X8

    Sony Ericsson has confirmed once again that there will be no firmware update beyond Android 2.1 (Éclair) for the X10 mini family and the X8. Two reasons have been cited for the decision. The first relates to hardware and more specifically the lower RAM available compared to the X10. The company feels that they couldn’t […]

  • X10 mini family and X8 will NOT receive Gingerbread update

    Whilst Xperia X10 owners are rejoicing on the news about Android Gingerbread heading to the headset, unfortunately it is not good news for the smaller Xperia models. Sony Ericsson has confirmed that as they need to “prioritise” their resources and thus there are no current plans for the X10 mini, X10 mini pro and X8 […]

  • CyanogenMod 7 (Gingerbread) hits the Xperia X8

    The devs over at xda have been hard at work on getting CyanogenMod 7 (which includes Android 2.3.3) working on the Xperia X8. It has moved on from an alpha release earlier in the month to an RC2 (Release Candidate) release. The latest v005 custom Rom includes a Wi-Fi fix that was missing on previous […]

  • Who uses Timescape on a daily basis? [Poll]

    This week’s poll is a simple one, we would like to know how many of our readers use the Timescape application. Both Timescape and Mediascape were pushed heavily by Sony Ericsson on the release of the Xperia X10. We actually like the concept, but don’t use Timescape as we found it a bit of a […]

  • Custom Froyo ROM hits the X10 mini and X8

    Up until now most of the custom ROM love has gravitated towards the flagship Xperia X10. However, there are now a number of xda-developer ninjas porting custom ROMs to both the X10 mini range and the Xperia X8. There are a number of different custom ROM’s currently in progress so hopefully it shouldn’t be too […]

  • Sony Ericsson reveals changelog for latest Xperia X10 family update

    Sony Ericsson’s Rikard Skogberg has laid out the full details of the latest firmware update that is starting to roll out. This update is for the whole Xperia X10 family (including X8), but there are slightly different features between each. All handsets get new language support (including Arabic, Farsi, Thai and Hebrew) and bug fixes. […]

  • T-Mobile UK gets exclusive black Xperia X8

    Wondering where to get a black Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 in the UK? Well T-Mobile UK have opened a pre-order page for the handset and claims that the black colour is exclusive to them in the UK. The phone will start shipping in January along with a free Cardio Trainer app and arm band. Price […]

  • New firmware update (2.1.A.0.390) to bring dual-touch support?

    A new firmware update was yesterday certified by the PTCRB. Firmware version 2.1.A.0.390 hasn’t hit handsets yet, but a quick look at the open source code released by the SE Developer site highlights that this firmware may be bringing us the multitouch fix for the Xperia X10 family. We’ll bring you more news as we […]

  • Official: Xperia X10 family will not receive upgrade to Froyo or beyond

    Sony Ericsson UK have officially confirmed with us this morning that the Xperia X10 family (including the X8) will not see an Android firmware revision above 2.1 (Éclair). Whilst the company’s new line of Xperia phones will launch with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the X10 will not be supported past Android 2.1. The company instead plans […]

  • Virgin Mobile to release red/black Xperia X8 in January

    Virgin Mobile UK is set to release a limited edition red and black version of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 on January 1st 2011. The phone will be available for free on a £10 a month tariff with 50 minutes, 250 texts and 500MB mobile web, which seems like a great deal, although the contract […]

  • New X10 update (2.0.2.A.0.24) brings bug fixes; loses ability to root

    Sony Ericsson has released a new (minor) update for the Xperia X10 family. The firmware has been updated to version 2.0.2.A.0.24 with Baseband version 2.0.49. There is no official changelog from the company so we can’t officially say what changes it brings. The main improvements appear to be better performance overall including Timescape and Mediascape, […]

  • Mugen Power extended batteries now available for the Xperia X8

    If there are any Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 owners out there that are bemoaning the lack of run time on their handsets, then you’ll be glad to know that Mugen Power has released a couple of extended batteries that should keep your X8 running a little longer. Mugen Power are stocking two batteries, one has […]