SE Russia says Android 2.1 Xperia release is “much sooner than you think”

Android EclairThe Android 2.1 Xperia update appears to be imminent according to Sony Ericsson Russia. They just tweeted that the “Android 2.1 Xperia update is close (translated)”. It then followed that with another tweet saying that the release is “much closer than you think (translated)”. Obviously there is only a couple of weeks left for the company to hit its Q3 deadline, but it’s nice to know that there won’t be any delays (fingers crossed!) The wait’s nearly over folks…


413 responses to “SE Russia says Android 2.1 Xperia release is “much sooner than you think””

  1. Why tease us like this instead of just getting on with the bloody job. Releasing 2.1 just after a whole host of manufacturers have just released 2.2 isn’t something to be really proud of.

  2. I got mine about 3 hours ago myself! Its much faster, but it may be cause all my other apps are not installed! Thank God for MT!!!

  3. i stand corrected. i have just plugged my handset in and pc companion has told me there is new software available. Im in the uk and my last fw version was 026. Il keep u posted

  4. Just updated mine to 2.1. Does anyone else have the feeling that it’s really laggy? Should I update via computer instead of straight from the phone? Please help!

  5. Is it for real? Is update here for xperia x10(and x10 mini,mini pro)? Someone on twitter said he heard from a friend at SE that update will be this week.

  6. HELP! I lost all my apps when I installed Android 2.1. How do I get them back????? I dont mind going back to Android 1.6 if I have to I just dont want to install 20+ apps all over again. Can anyone help me????

  7. Mike,
    There are in Market->Downloads. Go and install them. Can you now tell us where are you located and if your phone is branded or not?

  8. @mike,

    where did you get those apps? via android market? then just go there then click downloads. you have there all apps you downloaded in your phone.

  9. on man!!! i am so jealous now, i am still at work, can’t try it now!!! any one from uk got the update?????

  10. is this for real ???
    where are u guys located ??? I am in india and I still dont have the update on either OTA or SEUS …..

  11. @Norway, Oslo here.

    Only got updated SUSE, but not the phone it self. Still @1.6
    Tested update over OTA and SUSE.

  12. I can confirm it’s available in Japan. Not sure about the x10 mini though. But I must say I didn’t notice much difference from the previous version. It doesn’t seem laggy at least.

  13. Hmmmm firmware remains at 1.6, baseband 1.1.25, Kernel 2.6.29-rel semc-android@SEMC #2, build R2BA020

    Not sure if that was just a kernel version jump?

  14. Just updated here in the UK, unbranded on Orange. done the update via SUSE and its still 1.6
    If its availible in HK then it should be availible tomorrow for UK.

  15. SE PC Companion definately ran an update, can anyone confirm kernel and build versions of standard 1.6

  16. Just check and I don’t see the update (orange uk).. it must be the 26 update you have recieved in the UK, check as joj says I bet it’s 1.6 still

  17. Hong Kong here. Updated to 2.1 through SEUS. Confirmed it’s Eclair as Donut doesn’t have animated wallpapers. I can tell you the firmware number if someone tells me how to do that.

  18. Firmware: 1.6
    Baseband: 1.1.31
    Kernel: 2.6.29-rel
    Build number: R2BA026

    Anyone sees the difference :S?? I updated from 026 and got 026?? Or did sth else get updated?

  19. Orange (UK) updated via SE PC Companion …. it’s not 2.1

    Firmware remains at 1.6, baseband 1.1.25, Kernel 2.6.29-rel semc-android@SEMC #2, build R2BA020

  20. @ willcpfc

    I had 26 too but i ran the update and it said a new update was available. When i ran the update i got 26 again!! wtf?

  21. Pc companion is completely buggy.
    Use update service instead, is much more reliable.
    And please before telling 2.1 is available at least check your firmware version

  22. Dunno drew. I cannot imagine the 2.1 update would not change 1.6? Its a major change for the xperia. Did your xperia reboot after update?

  23. Chang what else did it say.. please list everything, Firmware Version, Baseband, Kernel Version then we can tell you.

  24. Will debranding the phone make me able to update right now?? If not, can anyone upload the files so we can update too 😛 Thanks

  25. WTF SEUS is going crazy here in the UK! It updated mine to 2.1 I can say for sure cuz of the live wallpapers and then it said update available again and I thought it was a minor update and now I`m back to 2.6. WTF help guys im on Orange

  26. Greg can you share it on xda please ? the guys who updated , where are you ? anyone from the UK updated to 2.1 ?

  27. Hong Kong here. Got Firmware 2.1 Kernel 2.6.32-rel build R3AA001. I can share if anyone tells me how to extract the file.

  28. Anyone mind taking a photo with a digital camera and uploading it somewhere? Given the fact that the name can be faked on this site it is possible that it’s one person making us look like idiots 🙂

  29. Zandor your file has been removed from rapidshare… rename the file to something other than about… ie…

  30. My X10i was intially on 3 (UK), I “DEBRANDED” my handset and updated it via SEUS to “R2BA026” a few weeks ago.

    Current Settings;

    Firmware Version; 1.6
    Baseband Version; 1.1.31
    Kernel Version; 2.6.29-relsemc-android@SEMEC #2

    Attempted again 5 mins ago via SEUS, via PC cable, I am in the UK based in the West Midlands and I can confirm aparently i have the latest software available, no 2.1 update.

    Not sure if this helps but it seems people are pulling your leg if they are based in the UK.

    I cant see Orange getting the 2.1 update before the generic UK.

  31. Yo zandor, thnx for the link, but it doesn;t work. Could you please re-upload with a different name.

    thnx mate

  32. Soy argentina y puedo confirmar lo update de la version 2.1. Saludos!
    Am argentina and can confirme the update of the version 2.1. Salutations!

  33. Unluckily, no update to 2.1 for Spain as of yet…. 🙁
    Still on: Firmware Version; 1.6 / Baseband Version; 1.1.31 / Kernel Version; 2.6.29-relsemc-android@SEMEC #2 / R2BA026

  34. The Android 2.1 update is fake. The ‘people’ posting here saying that the update is here are all coming from the same IP address. We do not welcome these misleading lies and raising hopes for the community therefore the IP address has been blocked.

  35. Nice one x10, I hate people raising hopes for nothing! 2 weeks and we will all have it. I’ve waited months so I’m sure I can wait 2 more weeks. :o)

  36. ehh… and I let them make fool out of me… but there`s something…. i changed from HTC to SE couse i thought it gone be better… and now i`m stucked with 1.6 for now…. 2.1 in 2 weeks (or at least I hope so ) while everybody else already have 2.2 (or will have in nearest future). As I read the news i lost my hope that I`ll have 3.0 in future (still a little hope left). I know that X10 is first SE android device, but for that reason SE should put all their efforts to prove that all next models will be worth of attention… for now, if i have to choose again, I would choose HTC, and it`s a shame couse i think that technically X10 is great phone with very very poor support from manufacturer 🙁

  37. guys relax relax, this excitement is a bit over the top. 2.1 is not going to make that much of a difference to the phone and your lives. Its not froyo.

  38. @zodiac lol

    I guess the upate is coming next week. But i still hope it comes on 1st of october cuz then i will win the pirce! 🙂

  39. Thanks x10 for ip info. Hope they roast in hell lol i have just tryed to update wasted my fu.king time. Se all over a waste of time!

  40. @jair no u dont need to debrand but it will make it faster for the updates to reach you. I done it when i got mine and its better

  41. Ba$$tards it cost me all my apps. To be fair though the sony software did say there was an update available. Bugger it all.

  42. The latest update from se is just a kernel update preparing us for the 2.1 update. That should be out next week for unbranded x10i users. Looking forward to it!

  43. Im currently using X10 & I’m very disappointed with their update service..

    Took them many months to release X10 & now 2.1. I really don’t understand why they want to do this..

    Should have gotten HTC Desire…

  44. It was kind of fun to read all those comments though. It was like a great book till x10 told it was a fake. When we get the update is this site going to have any animted wallpapers to download like some of the wallpapers it has now?

  45. I was reading all the comments here with amazement. Some people are really going crazy for the update. hehe This is just a phone and will not change your life. Just compare it to upgrading from XP to Win 7. Nothing will change in your life. It’s just an update, don’t get crazy about it. Even if it goes from 1.6 to 2.2, you will still have the same phone, nothing else, and not life changing experience…

  46. I completely agree with Rod. However, I did have a life changing experience when I got my first smartphone (X10) lol…

  47. X10 could have be performs better with so great of hardware spec. What’s SONY doing? Getting mad with their firmware support!

    Solid hardware design with lousy firmware support = A piece of Crap!!!!

  48. guys..

    They haven’t released the update yet, if they do SE will update in their support portal, bcoz its a benchmark of their perfection.

    another tip…
    Always backup before you go for any update… Backup ur Apps, Contacts, texts Etc…

  49. Hehe…interesting to note that the fake posts had the same flavour both here and at the X10 forum over at XDA developers… this guy is seriously jobless… 😀

    Btw…how many users here have rooted their phone? and who many of you would update to 2.1 immediately?

    I personally would not update if I can’t root

  50. @ Kenshin,

    I’ve rooted my current xperia, but i would still update, just for the battery performance if it’s gonna be better.

    and it will only take them a matter of time to root it again tbh. 🙂


    When it’s out, there will be a big post about it on this website? till then. Dont listen to the people saying they got it.

  52. Cmon guys ignore these idiots!
    When it’s out there will be an official announcement in SE product blog

  53. @Kenshin: I am rooted but that small time it takes for someone to figure out a new way to root it while I enjoy 2.1 will be worth it. Sure rooting has its benefits but a few days or a week with out it will be fine!

  54. in seus instal folder you have files if your firmware is 2.1
    files in C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Update Service\db\13740270\blob_fs the one which are 100mb or over thats your firmware. upload it.

  55. Rachael is faking. That link has been removed already saying it was not accessed in a long time! I wish people would just stop bul$$iting.

  56. You have to admit that this faker was rather smart though… he knew that SE released a kernel update (i.e. people would see that there’s a new update), it was a perfect opportunity to say that 2.1 has arrived.

    But seriously guys, if you waited for months, you can surely wait a few more days… no need to fall for such cheap tricks 🙂

  57. Guys there is an update for x10 mini through seus in India but it’s not the 2.1. Did nothing to the phone apart from giving better battery back up than even the earlier RBA026 update provided in august. Guessing it’s 1.6x but firmware version still says 1.6. 100MB update to get ur phone to vanilla shape. Hopefully 2.1’s round the corner.. Cheers till then!!

  58. no updates is available in india…….
    @ aman ……..he is telling lie……..
    may be x10 updates available in next week …so be patience guys……

  59. RICKY, You dont beleive Them. When its out you will know about it.

    It will be plasterd over this website, and every other PHONE WEBSITE out there.

  60. If I launch the update search from phone it says there is an update available and to use the pc to apply it but from the pc i got no update…

  61. why is sony the only phone and mp3 manufacturer to impliment the avls volume cap without the option to disable, that really sucks, thts why people buy the ipod, i mean they could atleast remove it from the x10

  62. Will 2.1 have avi files support ? And i wonder if 720p will work better, cause now it’s like 10-15 fps … Any codecs will be added or something ?


  64. Nobody wait to come the date when you are able to update Xperia X10. I empathize with you but please calm down. If you flash the informal firmware, your X10 may have a HW damage irreparably.



  66. A ban on comments on this post, please?
    The power of very stupid people in very large groups is terrifying.

  67. Hey, ya I can understand the reasons for immediate updating…frankly speaking even I am split in half… i use too many apps that need superuser status…barnacle wifi being one of them…

    I am from india…and since I use an X10i, i might receive the update in the first lot…in that case i’ll pull and dump for the community…that would be one of the incentives… 🙂

    People…I know this is perhaps the first major example of trolling in this forum….please, just ignore it…and carry on…no need to flame…hope this guy might eventually burns himself…if we ignore him… 😀 😛

  68. Just tried update through seus and nothing so I guess were waiting longer 🙁 hope future firmware updates don’t take as long as this one has IF there are anymore that is!

  69. Thanks Sigmar!

    It’s looks fantastic! One thing that I have noticed from the picture is 16m colour support. Background of Latitude widget looks alot smoother and nicer in 2.1. It was looking pixelize on mine.

  70. Last night was hilarioius. I have to say! people do have too much time on their hands but its nice to see how it bought a lot of us x10 owners together :D. The update is still scheduled for the end of Sep and we will most probably start getting the update as of next week which will be amazing! I’m so glad SE have ported so many things for Android 2.2. The features on the phone look amazing! I just hope the screen colours and videos look a lot better after the 16m colour upgrade. One thing I’ve been wanting for ages. Any news on an equaliser? I really need one. No one actually has the update yet as unbranded handsets will get it first so most of us would know if that was the case. Good Luck everyone and to X10, please make a post where we can comment on any problems or changes there are with the 2.1 update. It would be good to know everyone else’s honest opinions!

  71. the colours cant really not be updated. the screen supports them. the only reason we didnt see them is because 1.6 couldnt render them. 2.1 can and will. we will then see them on the screen

    that post on the facebook is by a customer service monkey who is reading answers from a FAQ. they probably dont even use an X10. just a job. give whatever answer they see first. trust me ive worked in similar roles myself before

  72. in india the update would be in the first week of november or in last week of october according to customer care person

  73. I’m with Optus from Australia and for last updates they have rolled out. I have gotten it on the same day as announced to the public. So I’m hoping to same thing this time around as well!

  74. Baddie
    dont be afraid, when they claimed to have 2.1 the first time i didn’t believe it:P
    the internet would explode if someone had it:)

  75. @ indian
    India will be one of the few countries to get this update at a very early stage. Most possibly by the end of this month.

  76. People, If anybody in India can confirm has the update come to us. If not yet, can you just update it in the comments when it does.(Gonna get my x10 on Oct 10th)

  77. I know we have waited a hell of a long time, but dont get yourselves to worked up about it, fill your time with something else. You’ll get 2.1 when your supposed to and you will get the message in the notification bar.
    @ those people with posting the link of the gadget.apnafundaz….or wateva, thats the only website ive saw that information on, it may well be true but from common sense, one website out of …..ALOT means nothing, only when a reliable sources report information, then I’ll believe something 🙂

    Its like its christmas, it wont come any faster, even if you wish it so, the only way that it’ll seem faster is to not think about it and just sleep easy.

  78. Oh and regarding those supposed 2.1 screenshots, anyone heard of photoshop? To create the illusion that a Chinese phone has 2.1 is rather easy.

  79. Hi .. X10i on T-Mobile UK here, just had a “software update” in the notification bar 10 – 15 mins ago. When I went to about phone -> software update it told me that it had to update via computer (SEU I assume) but is now saying Im up-to-date with software. I already have the latest firmware update that was released a few weeks ago (R2BA026) .. anyone know what this might have been ?

  80. So, we’re certain that there’ll be no 2.2 for Xperia X10 right? WHY THE F*K would I keep this phone then? I usually keep a good phone for 3+ years? How can I do so with this outdated sluggish, yet pretty, piece of crap?

  81. Hmm don’t mean to start a mass frenzy, but I’m on the separate Sony Erricson update software thing and a 135mb file is downloading at the moment.. if it is 2.1 i’ll record Youtube link etc

  82. Seriously stop asking because if there is a 2.1 update Sony Ericsson will be the first to inform us. And of course not because they care, but because it is free advertising

  83. NA not 2.1 , Just a minor update i guess! It will be here next week. Monday it will be availiable i bet! The one thing i really hope for is improved battery performance because to be honest the X10 is really good as it is apart from the battery!

  84. My phone says there’s an update(no 2.1) available but when i hook it up to PC companion its says my phone already has the latest software :S

  85. @Anuradha why do you want to buy X10 when you can get so much out of
    other phones like Samsung Galaxy which is getting 2.2 very soon?

  86. @Sid Not everyone one wants to buy an operating system like you. Some people buy the actual phone regardless of the operating system installed. Besides feel and build quality of X10 is superb not like what you preach to buy, try it in your hands and tell me if it feels that for the price you pay, if it feels cheap or not compared to Galaxy S…

  87. I just ordered a HTC Desire HD on amazon today for 599Euros. I hope i will get it soon, perhabs i get it before my X1o gets the 2.1 update.
    But calm down everybody the update will come, and so long i have time to think of what will i do with my X10 diva. My wife doesn´t care about mobiel phones, my sons are too young, so i will keep it. Let us see what time will bring (what kind of updates).

    Now i can lay back and wait, wait for the 2.1 update and for the Desire HD, and in 6-8 months waiting for the next mobile phone or 2.2 for the x10…

    and so on and so on….

  88. Roar, seriously you would buy a smart phone because it looks and feels expensive. Smartphones are all about software(Operating systems). If you don’t feel that way then you really don’t need one.

  89. If it’s not a fake on this screenshot you can see 2.1 – Update 1.

    What can we expect in the future?
    At the moment nobody knows if the Eclair update will support flash. Maybe they port it for Eclair?

  90. @ricky: Coz india is the land of freedom…we have completely unlocked phones…no contracts tying us now…and no carrier branding…Infact we hate it…The only phone I can think of that has carrier branding are the rotten fruits (blackberry and apple :-P)…and they aren’t doing too good here

  91. @zodiac
    Dear, Its Not only feel like heaven , But it is also richer in feature Than other same category competitor

  92. @Roar Its not just about OS. There are so many flaws in this phone that I hope SE fixes with this upgrade.

    This phone does not even deliver in the basic requirement for a phone and that is allow me to make a decent phone call. You have to go through long dialing procedure to finally dial a number and not to mention the lag time while doing this and the call volume 🙂

    If I wanted something sexy, there are other phones around as well. Frankly this was best option at the time I bought but now it does not seem like good investment. 🙁

  93. Hi guys…i just recenlyt downloaded some update from the SE site and i have found that my battery lasts a lil longer nw. Earlier, it dint even used to last for even a day. After the update, it lasts for about 1.5 day 🙂
    And yess, got some extra widgets as etc!!

  94. @Roar
    smartphone “IS” all about OS! it is what separate them from each other!!!
    if you could make a call with a gold brick! is that perfect for you! 🙂
    then you don’t need a smartphone!
    this phone is the best for you i guess 😉

  95. Hisham:

    Smartphone is all about multimedia, internet, phone and usefull functions. If I really wanted to play around with software, I would use my computer!!!

    I havent even rooted my X10i, why? I only want it to work.

    For me, the important thing with the phone is:

    1) Receive and handle phone calls
    2) SMS and email
    3) Keeping contacts updated, so I am always ready for business
    4) Blacklist function (So I can avoid people calling me in the middle of the night, and idiots who think I wanna do business with anyone)
    5) Camera/Video function
    6) Internet lookup
    7) Music and Video to kill time (Spotify and Youtube)
    oh yeh, I can always enjoy a game when waiting for boarding a plane or something, but I got sooooo much better games on my laptop!

  96. Things I am not happy with my X10i for:

    1) Camera is no good when there is bad light (My Nokia N97 and N900 was)
    2) Contacts should synch over more platforms, N900 did this good
    3) The battery is eaten a bit too quick
    4) I should be able to have timed profiles (I used IVCM for N97 to do this), havent found any android apps that does this (blacklist, whitelist, timing etc).
    5) Spotify and Youtube should be integrated in Time-/Mediascape.
    6) There should be more frequenzies supported, so I can have 3G anywhere in the world (a/i issue).
    7) The speaker should be slightly louder

    I really look forward to the upgrade, and hope that some of my issues wuith the phone will be addressed. Most of my friends have the HTC Desire, and I am pretty sure people complaining about X10 would complain even more about it, as it seems to crash all the time.

  97. will the 2.1 update definitly have hd recording? cos all vie heard is it has hd recording on it when the update comes on just want conformation

  98. Things I’m not happy with X10:

    1. Lack of decent updates, I want 2.2 now, 3.0 in December.
    2. Camera sucks. My friends HTC Sense with 5.0MP camera takes noticeably better pictures.
    3. The LED flash is weak, my “god knows how old” W900i had LED flash capable of taking decent pictures in complete darkness.
    4. Battery life should be stronger than this.
    5. Why the hell is it so laggy? Whats that 1GH processor doing in there?
    6. Where are the decent android games? My first gen iPod Touch does a better job in that department, is snappier too.
    7. Speaker is pathetic. I’m ashamed of playing songs for my friends.
    9. Left the phone in my jeans pocket for a day, the screen is all scratched up. WTF
    10. I learned my lesson. Unless I die, I’ll be buying phones in the future and Mr. Sony Ericsson can be sure it wont be from his company.

  99. One thing I can tell you is that I will never purchase another SE phone again unless SE gets it’s act together!!! It’s funny how a company who actually makes good cameras neglected to put the same technology into the camera on the phone. What alot of people don’t seem to understand is that the amount of megapixels has nothing to do with the quality of the pic at normal size. The quality is in the lens!! I have seen Nokia’s from 3-4 years ago take better pictures then this crap!!! My friends all envy me when they see 8.1 megapixels on the phone, but when I show them the pics they start to laugh!!!
    From now on I will stick to HTC and Samsung phones because they actually seem to want to make their customers happy and they always get the new OS updates as soon as they come out!!

  100. @hisham, if you need a smartphone to do your laptop work then you are crazy, it’s a phone and the other things are just extra…

  101. I guess I can move to X10 completely from iPhone when 2.1 upgrade is ready. 🙂
    Only thing that I want from this phone is MT support. Doesn’t need a pinch and zoom. Just MT support for games.

  102. It’s not all about the OS, it’s about the functions offered by the companies, if all you care about is latest OS you might as well ditch android and go for iPhone, since Apple can worry only on their products, google will keep on updating android and it’s never a mandatory update for manufacturer if they want to stay at an older firmware so long the functions they’re offering is there still.

    So stop bitching about x10 being outdated and get a life

  103. The frog is buried in the MAIN title : ” SE russia says ” :

    we were living in the Sovjet AERA (invasion) here in central europe, from 1956….
    they alway promising 😀 only. 😀

    but maybe nowdays are some different 😀

    waiting for 2.2 .still.

  104. I just hope us 02-uk x10 owners dont get the same treatment and wait 2 months for the update when everyone else does

  105. Just been on searching through articles relating to the X10 and came across this. You may or may not have read this article.

    and i know you will all say, no the x10 cannot do multitouch, but if you look at the other things said, it says 2.1 will be released in Sepetember. “Oh wow, he says september” you say, look when it was written, April 16th 2010. The phone only came out less a month beforehand.
    This guy “the inside man” has got it pretty accurate to say September all way back then so you never know, we may actually see multitouch however the September update to 2.1 might actually be the only thing he accurately predicted. 🙂

  106. lol it probably can do multitouch with a bit of software tweeting, but i can bet you it wont be included in the update, think you are more faint hoping

  107. Any device with a touch screen can do multitouch if it has the proper software so it is XPERIA X10.
    Will be no multitouch for X10 cause SE has to pay for the multitouch patent owner which is Apple.

  108. I wonder if the lack of multi-touch in the X10 and/or any other device could be not do to hardware but the “crapPhone 5(iphone 5)” since Sony will be providing the camera’s sensors. I can’t find anywhere on the digitizer if its a clearpad 1000 or 2000.

  109. People the phone is capable of multitouch, however the reason they don’t include it is because they would have to pay a licensing fee for every device sold. Multitouch is owned by some company, I forgot which one.

    Do your research, there is a big lawsuit over who owns the patent for this.

  110. People, you forget that multiwouch can’t be licensed in Europe. So that’s the question for SE? Why don’t you give multitouch even for europe?
    You are a half european company! Damn it!

  111. yh thats interesting sony always neglecting europe also with that stupid avls volume limit on their devices other devices have it as optional

  112. Well SE got their single-finger zoom? from the toturials? that’s kinda cool i gotta say.

    So what do we actually need multitouch for? i can’t see any need for it actually

  113. @Rune the MT is usefull in games or other apps which you can install in to your phone the MT is not for Zoom only use ffs..

  114. Cool. I’ve started somthing here lol, multitouch isn’t tht much of a setback for me, they’ve done well for single touch android phone. Sony has an infamous record with not paying for the rights lol, thts y when the ps3 first came out the controller had no vibration feature I think Nintendo had the rights, or somthing like that.

    The best way to find out is to test it when we get it..

    Ooooo isn’t speculation fun! Isn’t it? Does it? Haha. I was just annoyed tht there was no multitouch when I got the GBA emulator and had to press a button at a time(x10 bad for racing games)…..still ,pokemon worked a treat!!! Lol

  115. Everyone just letting you know i just connected my X10 again just now and its downloading a update. ill keep you posted

  116. I cant believe people are still posting about updates when it would blatently be apparent if 2.1 was available already. Firstly this blog would have a new post in big flashing letters lol. Secondly SE would publish it all over as it is free publicity.

  117. yes no one cares if u connected ur phone everyone i in different countries, and mt isnt just for games, if you dont have a clear about it i guess u dont need it

  118. Just abit of confirmed stuff
    this little bit of official stuff hopefully next few days, possibly when the weekend passes? ie. monday (day i chose for when it come out) hooray LOL

  119. its on the developers website just follow the x10 bits and yes, yikes :/ in the 2.1x upgrade maybes LOL

  120. Yup still 65,000 ….. not a bad thing, difference is negligable but the lag would be noticable in 2.1 ….2.2 on the other hand is another story. They’ll give it 16 million when it doesn’t cause a problem they can turn it on when they like, it isn’t a hardware issue

  121. the document only gives info about this release. 16 million colours will be added in the 2.1x upgrade

  122. thats what ive sorta just said, 16m in 2.1x mabye…but when is 2.1x jan or feb? im sure theres one rumor going around here

  123. Hey guys. Well I have some news. Google Goggles received an update today in the Android Market. I and many other uses were facing some issues with the previous version of Goggles for months. About time Google updated it and it”s better than ever! Another new feature added and the interface is awesome. Plus the problem where you would take a photo and it would crop the bottom right etc has disappeared. Well with the X10 anyway, can’t say about other android devices. Let me know what you guys think :). Hope that makes some of you happy

  124. I’m bit confused. The screenshot shows that now it supports more 65K because colours look alot smoother.

  125. Google goggles works great now! It’s now an app on my homescreen.

    SE better give us 16m colors, I hate looking at images that have gradient. Also, I thought the only thing holding 16m colors back was 1.6. How hard is it for them to enable it for us with 2.1?

  126. On that twitter post, he says ” the Multi-Touch feature” as it is a proper noun and uses “the” like its a real thing. So if you can understand what I’m getting at, will there be a Multi-Touch feature?? Or am i reading too much into this and going to start another debate??? I think the latter. 🙂

  127. @Benji91 I thought exactly the same thing when I read that! However, I think it’s just a case of us reading too much into it 🙁

  128. @aznazeep haha yea man, these guys who deal with questions from the public really know how to get brains whizzing…. Damn Sony Ericsson and their ambiguity!!!

  129. Hey guys, I just wanted to tell you that I’ve bought the X10i in Hong Kong and I’m living in Hong Kong but there is no update at all also. So we don’t need to believe these fakes who said there is an update in Hong Kong.
    No chance for me, I will not be here when the update will be available, so 1 week more to wait 🙁

  130. The Mini Pro already had 16m colours, Sony Ericsson must think that a phone with a 4″ display quite obviously doesn’t need 16m colours, especially when you will most likely see the difference on such a large screen. Oh well.

  131. T-Mob UK seem to be keeping pretty quiet about the update:

    Hi Jay, no news yet but as soon as we know we will put out a tweet :O)

  132. I think there will be Multi-Touch soon… The x10i does have the hardware for it so why wouldn’t they enable it in the near future.. That would just be plain stupid when it comes to marketing…

  133. @ Benji91.

    I’m just being optimistic, beside September 23rd is most likely the time, around which they’ll release it. you can have your own countdown..



    start the countdown everyone

  134. 2 DAYS TO GO

    Not looking forward to it as much as I was since there wont be a 16m colour upgrade with this update! :@

  135. @K.J
    No problem K.J!
    Sony Ericsson is implementing multi touch function maybe.
    Actually we couldn’t find to use this function in IFA.
    But when we will have great delight due to Android 2.1x, we will be surprised more with multi touch. they will do it i think.

  136. @JOrge check the other posts on the site, it had that video, and another, up before most other sites

  137. right! sony x10 will get dual touch… sony cant give multitouch because mediascape and timescape, this programs will brick with multitouch
    so, sony is preparing about multitouch..
    by the way, any news for android 2.1???

  138. According to the blogs, credible sources working for SE put the 2.1 release at Thursday (earliest)/Friday. I won’t post a link cause we have enough flamers and angry trolls.

    P.S for the billionth time, no multitouch, no 16 million colours, no Flash (both LED and browser type).

    You already know the features – 720p, live wallpapers, improvements to Timescape and Mediascape, possible Apps2sd capabilities (jury’s still out on this one – will it be export to SD or install to SD), overall performance improvements (whatever that means), camera app will be Vignette (unconfirmed as well), improvements to Moxier, Bluetooth 2.1.

    This is what you’re stuck with until December, so learn to live with it or else sell the phone.

  139. no flash is new for me, what the hell did they put a led flash on the phone if it’s only good for blinding people, not for taking photos. live wallpapers are good for nothing, just like timescape, mediascape and moxier. also, I had 16 million color display on my phone 5 years ago. I wish I bought a Droid, now I’m stuck with this one.
    Also, if all they did was clean up the code for a better performance and 720p, then what’s taking them so damn long?

  140. Yeah, for some strange reason they put 16m colours and LED camera flash on the x10 mini but excluded them from the x10 (big)???

    At this stage rumor is the next update will include the above features plus flash in the browser. Apparently (and this is just speculation based on a so called developer for SE) there are at least 3/4 major updates planned including (and again more rumor) 2.2.

    (i’m sure this info has already been posted above, so i do apologize. I’m not trying to start another flame war)

  141. still no update
    hope it comes today at midnight!!!!!
    fingers crossed!!!!!!!!

  142. Well what more can I say lol….we wait in hope that 2.1 will be like the 2nd coming of Jesus and be the new messiah to guide our primitive phones into a new dawn and we…the people of Xperia, can hold aloft our phones and cry “YOU MAY TAKE OUR APPS, but you’ll never take our 16 million colours, multitouch and led flashes and super impressive Snapdragon CPU’s” to our iPhone enemys!
    Now!…may I add, we would be aswell to lob our phones at our foe hopefully landing a headshot and nick the iPhone from our unconscious foes hand.

    Now I dont like to moan or waffle on but when I was talked into taking this phone from the guy at O2 lickin his lips at the thought of his commission, I honestly did rate S.E and its policy to provide cutting edge technology. How fuckin robbed was I lol. Is it just me or does everyone else recon S.E got the speaker and mic volumes mixed up…I cant hear my mates talkin when in calls but they can hear the sound of my piss hit the water below the 260ft cliff im standing beside as im about to lob my phone to a watery death.

    As for the battery…well, they did give us some firmware updates that put a plaster (thats bandaid to our brothers and sisters overseas) on it to stop us crying however, someone forgot to tell app makers and all that hard work done by S.E went right down the shitter cos apps are suckin the lifes out our phones like crackhead vampires.

    Finally in my “FUCK YOU” Sony Ericsson and guy at the O2 shop for tying me to an 18 month contract rant. I’d like to say this new 2.1 update isnt really about to make any significant difference in our daily lives…sure we can show our friends our fancy moving wallpapers and our timescapes etc etc but when they then proceed to reach into their pockets and smuggly whip out their HTC desires shinning in all its power & glory we can at least reply….well we get 16 million colours next year maybe!

  143. @Sagar Ved

    Calm down dickens!
    we won’t be able to get Android 2.1 date until end of Oct in Japan!
    you are better than Japanese users are’t you!

  144. @ draft_life

    cant say who is lucky as I am in India and here they havent replied to any of our posts and have no idea when will it come(2.1)
    just hoping that the update comes as fast as possible

    all the best to you also!!!!

  145. Gentlemen Gentlemen, you all need to relax. The 2.1 update I am sure in a day or two after you get it will seem pointless because you know other phones have the brilliant froyo running on them. Even the HTC Wildfire has froyo on it. Just enjoy the beauty of your x10s because that’s the best it has to offer. Next time when looking for a new phone, don’t be so superficial as to choose style over substance(we are men after all). Learn from this experience with the x10 and move on. Sony are the apple of the android world. Like apple they use looks to lure you into their web of mediocrity and charge you a premium price for the privilege. Like George W once said…..”you can fool me once…emmm….but you can’t fool me again”

  146. zodiac zodiac,you are obviously an htc probably have bought an htc.why do you feel compeld to come in an x10s blog and write these things you call an opinion;i know,you probably look at your htc piece of crap and cry for your wasted money.its not late bro,you can sell your htc and buy an x10.if you find any crazy motherfucker that wants to buy your shitbox.what a bumb….

  147. Dear SE

    I’ve been using your phones since the T100 era. then I switched to t310, my first colored lcd phone. after that K series from k700, k750, k850. these fons were good and choosen by me becoz they gave me nice and happy experiences.
    so se has many good product imho.
    but it all changed when I used this very special super smart phone that cost me quite a fortune. It was my first time migrating to android realm, on a ‘high end’ device that once shaken the mobile world when revealed to public.
    had many high expecs at first, big dissapointment in the end.
    such a shame and really changed my view of you.
    just hoping maybe someday, therell be a good software update for my cough ‘not cheap’ X10, and all of us that using it can be proud and happy with our X10.


    david, white X10

  148. @david

    Why are you crying? this is Sony’s first touch screen android phone and its pretty damn good. I got an iphone 3g for two years and that shit including the 3GS is NOT nearly as good as X10.
    Companies will release newer and better models so get used to it.

  149. 4 DAYS TO GOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOO

    MT? I lived without it so far, I can live for next 2 months until the next update…stop whinning and be grateful you are getting something, instead of nothing. Be content with what you have.

    4 DAYS TO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOO 🙂

  150. HTC???????????? Why in the f.. would I want to spend good money on Taiwanese crap?????
    I still have a fully functional sony walkman (20 years old ) lying around the house somewhere. Can’t say as much for my Thomson mp3 player which lasted 3 months from memory.

  151. Yup gota say sony products are built to last. I still have tons of old sony products that still work as good as new.

  152. yes zodiac is a htc fan boy, u get one of these in every forum, has nothing better to do than to push through his pointless jabber that no one wants to hear lol, why will you not leave? moderator please ban him he is a pest

  153. As a die hard fan, I feel like SE is killing me softly with their incompetence with regards to this upgrade. Like many others, I had high expectation of a quality product when I purchased the X10, and have been left thoroughly disappointed….the feeling is as bad as being a liverpool fan right now.

  154. I dont know what, but i just updated something on my xperia x10 mini pro vodafone au but it wont go any further then the sony ericsson loading thing

  155. “the feeling is as bad as being a liverpool fan right now.”

    LOL. Steady on there. Things aren’t quite that dire yet. At least SE are making an effort.

  156. @Ciaran

    Are you on 1.2.A.1.174 firmware??? I’d really be pissed if Australia got the up date first, having debranded to uk generic.

  157. P.S. I know the 2.1 update isn’t about to change my life (or my phone for that matter). It’s just the fascination of having something new to play with.

  158. WTF is going on. We keep getting promised this update 2.1 . Anyone got any news, the articles I have spent 3 hours reading show it will be available by the 26th September.

    So at max we should have 5 moer days to go. I’m looking insanely forward to it.!!

  159. You fools, we’ve waited for months. Now all of you are having heart attacks over a few days wait. Just be patient, it’ll arrive.

    Oh, one more thing, don’t expect miracles from 2.1. Yea it’ll be a cool update, but it won’t fix so many problems of this phone.

  160. What problems, I don’t have any issues as such with my phone. Except since the last FW update i did, I get no cell phone reception for 90% of the day in 90% of places. I phoned Sony about it and they said its my sim card, despite the fact that my sim was working perfectly fine before i did the latest updates.

  161. Ricky, what other problems?

    You got an Android phone with a big display and a >8MP CAM from one of the major vendors and very good Apps like Moxier, Timescape and Mediascape. Everything works like promised.

    What’s your problem?

    You thought that it will fly with you to the moon or did you’ve forgotten to ask and compare?

  162. @james

    it was good, but not that good, it has so many unexplored potentials, it could be better!
    Im not crying or something, just wanna give SE some feedback so they could be a better company and produce good quality product! not just hardware but software too.

  163. you know boys like ricky…the phone has tons of problems…i personaly have the x10 and never had any problems with it.its a fuckin great phone.maybe ricky doesent have the phone and from what he heard from htc blogs our x10s are very good looking but with many;hit the door micky-ricky or that ever the fuck your name is.

  164. I will admit, i’ve had some issues like the phone sometimes gets very slow and requires a reboot however, I think that is a common issue with any type of Smartphone.

    Secondly, I am sitting here anxiously awaiting this update praying it will come out today, but I expect that it won’t and will only become available in the next week or so.

  165. So what exactly are the “so many problems” people are complaining about???
    You think HTC and Samsung don’t have issues? Lag?? All phones running 1.6 have some lag – this is why we are getting a 2.1 update. 16m colours?? I doubt you could distinguish the difference between 16m and 64k. No MT?? Wow this means I have to use only one finger instead of two to zoom into a pick/webpage?? How f’n stupid are you??

    At the risk of a possible aneurysm, I’m gonna stay away from this site in future

  166. phatboy i didnt had any of these problems you mentioned.i dont know..the only thing i know is that SE seems to not care very much about consumers.they suck for that.and dont wait for the update today bro..thats not going to happen and you know it.just relax,we have a great phone and its going to get even better.let the others cry for their choices…not us.i sound very serious lol.

  167. For your information, all you SE fanboys I don’t have a HTC phone either. Like a lot of you I chose the x10 because of its design and I am tired into a 2 year contract. I will be using it until then. My point was simply explaining to you guys that from all I have seen, read and observed, SE just like apple rely a lot on marketing to get your money. If you all care so much about the software on your phones(which I believe many of you do as your always moaning) then SE is not the way to go. They even encrypted the bootloader just so that the phone can operate very much in a controlled environment. That says it all for me. They care more about making money than their end users. So either stop moaning like mindless children and accept your pretty but mediocre phone or face up to the simple fact and ditch SE when you have the chance for something that meets your demand. Kats and the aptly named x10fanboy just need to wake up from their deep slumber.

  168. @Jo : It’s not the fact that we don’t see the difference between 65k & 16 M colors.

    But for the first time, there were no compromise on a SE phone. Usually they boost
    – the music features & let the camera on standard features (like W series)
    – or they boost camera features & let the music on standard features (like C series)
    – etc..

    On the x10 there are no compromises on hardware but this time, they limited the hardware by software. Just for that, I’ll wait for the update, if it sucks, I stop buying SE phone for the rest of my life. Even if the design is wonderful.

  169. I add that this is the same for my PS3.

    at the beginning they announced the compatibility with the PS2 games.

    Few month later, they remove the feature & all the customer that bought the PS3 ‘new version’ has been tricked.

    Same politics.

  170. zodiac you said about SE’s marketing..their marketing is you think thats the reason most of us bought the phone?cause if you think that you probably have a problem with your brains.i dont have any problems with the could be a little better i agree but do you understand that all you say is rubbish?i never was into fact i didnt like their phones.i was more into iphone.and i had an iphone.and its a piece of crap.i know that we have democracy and every jackass can say what ever he likes to say byt enough with your rubbish.did anyone got bored with this a-hole?

  171. and just for the record,zodiac if you bought the phone and you despise it like that you are stop crying about it like a little baby,sell it if you hate it so much and stop busting our balls about it.i think everyone agrees with me.

  172. kats,
    you are just an idiot, have you ever heard me complain about the x10. I have a lot of problems with the x10 but I have never moaned about it. My comments are for those who moan. Basically a get real statement. If you want an android phone( android first and phone second) then SE is not the place to be but if you want a phone running android then you can take your pick. If you can dig yourself out of SE’s backside for a second you will realize that it was not an attack on SE but just a statement of fact. It’s not a lie to say that from a functional perspective, the x10 is mediocre compared to its rivals but your too fanboyish to face up to that. Your just a damn coward who dreams of the truth but is too damn scared to face up to it. The truth hurts I know but real men face up to it. Unlike you, rather than mindless insulting anyone who has something negative to say about the x10, I try to get them to accept that the mistake was theirs, to learn from it and move on rather than just moaning endlessly.

  173. Still waiting for this update, hopefully it’ll come out in a few days. I know it’s not going to revolutionise the x10 but hopefully it’ll bring a few new features to it to keep myself interested a little longer LOL

  174. I’m not going to add to the flames already stirring regarding all the things already said and re-said since the phone was released.

    However, before people start burning SE banners come Friday when some might have the update and others might not, you do realise that the ‘magical’ date we’re all waiting for is the date that SE will release it?. Some, if not all, of the networks will still want to get their paws onto it. This may take days, weeks or in the previous case of O2-UK, months!

    Whilst I am one of the most impatient people around, I have come to learn to live with the things I have no control over-complaining might be making a difference, but I doubt it.

    I hope the day comes soon for all. In the meantime, I would consider debranding if you want to get an update sooner. The generic phones will get the updates as soon as SE release it.

    There are plenty of tutorials around to help you….and you have few days spare to do so!!!


  175. Zodiac:Even the HTC Wildfire has froyo on it. Just enjoy the beauty of your x10s because that’s the best it has to offer. Next time when looking for a new phone, don’t be so superficial as to choose style over substance.look mommy am not complaining!!!i am just breaking other peoples balls crying…get the fuck out of the blog you little kant.

  176. oohhh,and an other thing say that all your comments are for the people who moan.(and you dont.LOL).even thats true,where the fuck is your problem?they paid for the devise,they are anxious,they want to have hopes for the best.who the fuck is you to judge them?i will tell you who you are so stupid that you got a 2 year contract with this phone.did you compered this phone with others before buy it?guess not!!you saw it and you runned for you are the biggest sheep of all.did you knew it runs with android 1.6?guess dot judge others before you judge yourself as a big man you say you are.

  177. “much sooner then you think” ? LOL… the planed release was week 38. wich begins TODAY. so i cant really see “sooner then you think”.. just a big fucking joke




  179. Kats u need to learn grammar before insulting someone..
    n above all.. i wantz my update now.. the only problem i have so far is that i cant hear the phone ringing in my jeans… 🙁

  180. “much sooner than you think”?

    Not exactly, because I was thinking the 2.1 should have been released few months ago… 2 maybe… :D:D:D

    And KATS, “sheep” is only used in Arabic to indicate a person that pays for things without thinking… it’s an unknown term in English… speaking of English… how about if you learn about it, its verbs to say the least… before you post in a public forum like this…

  181. I was tricked into buying the X10. I was at the vodashop store and the guy was giving me advice. I’m no stupid idiot when it comes to IT/Cell Phones etc, but I don’t really mind what phone I have, just like having something new to play with once n a while.

    Anyways, the guy advised that the phone had Android 2.1, to me I had never used it, so I was like ok kewl is that the latest version, so he was like ya ya. I bought it only to find it had 1.6 on it when i put it on. I was rather bleak about that. If i had known prior to that, the only other phone I would’ve gone for is the Desire. I think its a great phone, just wish it had the same screen as the X10.

    OVerall, i think the phone is great and despite one or two small niggly issues with it, I find it user friendly and great to use. Plus with the latest updates its much faster too.

    -Holding thumbs for 2.1 Update now-

  182. Bored with this 2.1 ‘when is it out’ thread…
    But I was amazed at the comments made by Kat! Whoa there!

    Kat, I’ll help you out…
    1 – Capital letter at the begining of a sentence.
    2 – No need for full stops when using brackets.
    3 – Apostophe – ‘Thats’ should be that’s as in that is…
    4 – ‘Where the fuck?’ – not ‘What the fuck?’ maybe?
    5 – ‘Who the fuck is you?’ – common error made by the MTV generation, should be ‘Who the fuck ARE you?’
    6 – Capital ‘i’. Always capital ‘I’.
    7 – compered – compare
    8 – ‘You runned for it’ – Not sure… ‘ran for it’?
    9 – ‘Did you knew’ – Should be ‘know’
    10 – ‘dot’ – either ‘do not’ or ‘don’t’ (but I’d used the former than the later, you seem to have an issue with apostrophes)

    I saw a few more, and when your Daddy let’s you play with his phone again Kat, I’m sure your enlighten us more with your charm and wit!

  183. Don’t think there is any need for aggression Kats, certainly not bad language. It’s a forum/blog to air/share view, not to attack people.

    Let’s all calm down, and discuss things like the adults I think we all are!

    I can’t even remember what date I picked for the release…definitely 2010, though, so I thinly I’ve already lost!!!


  184. Guys, no need trying to educate kats. He is a lost soul. An empty vessel just making the loudest noise. Trying to have a rational discussion with someone whose stupidity is insurmountable is pretty much akin to getting water out of a stone. Just let the idiot revel in his kingdom of the fool.

  185. does the word SENTENTIOUS mean anything to you guys? because you lot certainly sound SENTENTIOUS, it’s as bad as being PRETENTIOUS, brow beating is such a low way of trying to prove intellectual superiority, and if i’m guessing correctly……………..and some of you so-called intellectuals are American, then perhaps you should just back off a little as you lot don’t even speak English, your that dumb you had to simplify the language…………….but thats what happens when abnormal refugee immigrants form a nation

  186. Andiiboy, it’s ‘you’re that dumb’… not ‘your’… as in ‘you’re being ironic’.

  187. Waaaaaa…….thought i’d slip that little grammatical error in, test the anal retention in the forum…

  188. SE last update was on the 24th june so im just thinking could the 24th of september be the big day just a hunch

  189. Andiiboy,
    I am not an American but your comments are self defeating. The Americans can argue that breaking away from Britain was the best thing they ever did. Today they are the worlds richest and most powerful nation.And Britain, just a little Island nation of the coast of Europe still struggling to find a post Imperial identity for itself. Indeed Britain today has to cling to Americas tail to project itself as being still a major power. I should remind you that the Americans call all the shots(when the say jump….the British respond “how high”).

  190. comments can’t be self defeating, i wasn’t postulating anything, i was merely pointing out the fact that (regardless of wealth or power) the Americans are simple, point proven with your retort, and stop being sententious, you sound desperate to appear intelligent, it would have worked too if only for the fact that America isn’t the richest nation anymore, might be the most powerful but that depends on your perspective,

  191. My X10 mini is just installing a new software update; not yet finished.

    Is it what we are waiting for? Anybody did get the Eclair?

  192. p.s. grammar police,the nickname is kats not kat.i maybe have a problem with grammar but you have a problem with your eyes for sure.and im probably older than you so dont say about my dad ok;

  193. Opps… My apologies Kats!
    You are right about my eyes though. My braille machine plays up sometimes…
    Just killing time before the release of the much antipated 2.1 (date TBA)
    And with a release date of 11/10/10 (whoa – an actual date!!!) I’m seriously thinking of selling this under-powered phone and getting the Desire HD.

    Ah well, you live ‘n’ learn!

  194. where did the date 11/10/10 come from? is there a web page verifying this? had my X10 since it’s release in the UK and it’s slowly becoming obsolete when compared to what the newest “smartphones” are offering, can’t even call it an update since it will be out of date when the update is finally released, don’t think i will be buying SE again, paid 500 for a top handset only to find out that it isn’t so much a top handset but a “top of the crap” handset

  195. to make matters worse, i’ve just read that the Motorola Droid will be getting Froyo early………..tomorrow…………………… even a bottom feeding manufacturer like Motorola can pump out up to date updates to keep its consumers happy, come on SE stop acting like pensioners trying to copulate and get it done……………pronto

  196. Antonio, I also have a Xperia X10 Mini, but has not received a single update since … hmm guess since the month of August as “just” upgraded anything from 1.1 to 1.2, but have been SIGNIFICANTLY faster after this update, so I’m waiting to hear whether you have got android 2.1!. So I wanted to hear whether you have installed the update you wrote you got: P

    I come from Denmark, it is therefore my english is so miserable my excuse is that I “only” going into 8th Class: P

  197. Andiiboy,
    Agreed there are masses of very ignorant simpletons in America especially down south but there is also a very sophisticated segment of the population who can spa confidently with the most sophisticated minds in Europe and elsewhere. Don’t forget there are also huge portions of British society that are just as ignorant and simple. Many of whom, are barely literate and numerate. This is something the two nations have very much in common. America only has more of them because She is a more populous country. Before you point the finger at others, look closer to home and you will find a very similar situation. Western Europe is different only because it is more proletariat unlike the very elitist nature of American and British society. In short, America and Britain are two faces of the same coin.It just always amazes me how so many Brits seem wilfully blind to this .

  198. Cant believe everyone goin daft for this update, not gona see a big difference. Se is a big failure givin us an outdated os, went off se years ago but gave them another chance, we all make mistakes lol





  200. i dont think Rinkes has any idea whats he talkin about… lol we wont se an update this month, whatever SE says lol ^^ they are to slow for that

  201. Respect Rinkesh for keeping it fresh and lively here. I can’t even remember what day I picked….so i don’t knwo when to celebrate!!! 🙁


  202. Wow, this place is a little out of hand! I only came here because I’ve been looking for a .apk file for the official SE Quadrapop (still am, in fact) and ended up reading through these.

    Grammar wars and political/sociological flaming aside, I thought I might as well say something to allay everybody complaining about the fact that Froyo might never come to the X10 — I’ve got Froyo, and it’s not all that great. Other than wireless tethering and installation to the SD card, it’s just like 2.1. Once you’ve got 2.1 on your X10s, those that need apps2sd or tethering would be best off rooting and installing the appropriate packages. The A2SD built into Froyo in particular is nowhere near as good as it sounds, as you can probably surmise if you Google around a little.

    So don’t feel too bad about Froyo. I was filled with anticipation when I was on 2.1 but when I finally got the update I was honestly disappointed. Hope you guys get 2.1 soon, and enjoy it!

  203. Simon, have you forgotten about flash? That is one of the major reasons we all want Froyo, being able to watch porn without having to use crappy ass Skyfire!

  204. Chad…yes actually, I did. I was going to check over a feature list to make sure I hadn’t forgotten anything. Flash performance isn’t superb for me to be honest. It can be okay if you only have your browser open with one tab, but it’s hardly mindblowing. Not terribly well-integrated, doesn’t react well to being “clicked” or touched, and if you accidentally double-click a flash element the browser will centre on it in a way that prevents you from moving anywhere else on the page. I’ve probably actually loaded a Flash element on a webpage about 10 times since I got Froyo (one or two months ago) and it has been an unpleasant experience on…maybe 8 of those occasions. It’s got a ways to go yet, and I honestly think that it needs much better hardware than what’s currently available to consumers.

    Just checked the feature list, and there isn’t really anything else that I actively use. The Market applications can be set to automatically download and install updates when they’re found, but I leave that switched off across the board because I’m seeing a lot of applications introduce serious bugs with updates, extra charges with updates (I’m looking at you, Shazam) and adverts with updates. Thus the first thing I do after seeing anavailable update to a free application is check the comments tab!





  206. Simon,

    Thank you for your input. Very interesting and to be honest, very enlightening. I have used Skyfire for the only time I’ve wanted to watch a video, Chris Evans’ Sporting Challenge, and it wicked flawlessly.

    I’m not that bothered if I don’t get full flash yet, or ever, especially after what you’ve said.

    Feel more relaxed now.


  207. O well, i’m going to sell my X10, on the ebay, great phone, but terrible support, i miss my good old days with iPhone, even my e72 is better than this phone. Sorry SE, you guys suck.

  208. Just connected my phone to SEUS 10 minutes ago. It said there was an update (X10 Mini Pro). Did the update but still running firmware 1.6 (1.2.A.1.174). Live in Denmark. No 2.1 yet.

  209. The YouTube player seems to have been update as well. Messages in the Facebook app now actually works. 🙂 The phone seems a bit more responsive. I’ll post more info if I discover other improvements etc.

  210. It seems that this update is over 14 days old. Anyway – if you only got access to it now (like me here in Denmark) I can inform you that this update should take care of the Wifi issues and improve battery life in the X10 Mini. 🙂

  211. my fiend rinkesh i will disappoint you..i have a friend that works for sony playstation and from a conversation he was into he told my that the update will come much later..and in different dates for some dont count bro sorry..

  212. i have the x10 and am waiting for the update us much as you guys.thats what he told me.lets hope he is wrong.

  213. SE is integrating links to the PS group into their mobile products. That’s one of the reasons, why the world will not see any update by September 23th.

  214. if what this guys saying is right then my x10 is going the journey, wherever ebay may take it! htc looks to be the way to go from here. i’ll give it til the end of the month tho, would be a shame to let such a good device go, but if the updates aint up to date then its no good to me. and itll be my last se with this kinda service

  215. So I know its not a right time ,, but some good news for the future. Google has just announced that the minimum requirements rumor which was spread for Gingerbread is not true. That is the 1GHz processor and 512 MB RAM are now Recommended hardware not minimum hardware , so we can expect Android 3.0 to run on X10 may be not via SE but via cooked ROMS .. so that is some good news for all X10 users

  216. Days are passing, all other phones are getting he 2.2 update…the 3Q is basically over…SE is on vacation, or sleeping…after 10 years of being their customer, getting ready to leave them…as if they cared at all.. 🙂

  217. No update yet here in the uk, im hoping when i wake up later on the update will be there!
    Why are SE doing this to us, is hell on earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Just give us the damn update to shut us all up.

  218. @ aman thakur

    why should i vote for x10..?! The Samsung Galaxy is much better!!! For example: better support and faster bug fixing

  219. @ tuner
    bcoz x10 is better than samsung galaxy…
    samsung galaxy is running on 2.1 eclair
    x10i shortly recieved a update
    x10i is beautifully designed
    x10i have 8mp. camera
    galaxy only have 5 mp. camera
    both have 1ghz processor
    so x10i is far better than galaxy
    MT feature is lacking in experia….
    16million colors will be upgarded in quater4
    x10i have best hardware…..
    so guys please support x10i….

  220. What a total mess, they could not arrange a piss up in a brewery, im finished with them, ive spent so much money on this fone, and im still on 1.6?

    no no no this is an outrage

    Bye SE you have lost a valued customer

  221. i dont want to say that,but i told you so yesterday about the update and almost everyone told to fuck off..really disappointing guys..SE is a pile of crap.

  222. Shame on u SE, what is wrong with you people?? how could you possible delay an already outdated firmware update????? SE is a company and need profit, i assure u what u guys doing just hurting yrself at the end of the day. also, do u know there’s a site called XDA??????? your engineers r way too incompetent, i strongly suggest u SE people to have a look XDA. People there can push out a decent update within a blink. u better off spend your money on those highly skilled persons instead of wasting on these bunch of morons…

  223. also, XDA is a really welcoming community, if u guys have any problem working on the software due to your incompetence, i believe people there will definitely give u guys a hand, so please, do open an account there and start asking questions. it’ll for sure speed up your process.

  224. For all those who lambasted me for having the temerity to say SE were purely a profit orientated outfit. This delay can only mean one thing. Their schedule is filled with preparations and plans to launch their next phone and not with support for existing phones.They probably only started working on this 2.1 update like a month ago and are having problems as usual with the nonsensical timescape and mediascape apps. I’m sure the mini/mini pro updates are ready but are just being delayed because of the x10 that’s lumbered with these very stupid useless applications. They were a bad idea(inefficient, cumbersome, and resource hogging) from the start and SE still persevere with them. They should have scaled down both apps long ago which would have improved the phone dramatically in all respects. But no, they want to force their world view(a view that almost nobody seems to share) on their customers. Very reminiscent of a certain other company(2 prizes for guessing who). All these things together with an encrypted bootloader means this fucking device will frustrate its tech loving users for many more moons to come.

  225. Does anyone have ability to broadcast these comments on SONY ERICSSON blog…

    let’s update them 😉

  226. I know I’m being very naive here, but I’m secretly hoping that this ties in with ‘the surprise’ in the coming months and that they hit us with 2.2 or even 3.0. Fingers crossed.


  227. Suppose im quite happy with my x10

    for what it is,does everythin i need, would of been nice to do more and a little faster. From now on expect nothing and dont believe owt til it happens. Se all mouth so far

  228. Ok
    Time to say things like they really are.
    SonyEricsson just does not care about their customers.
    That such a vast company lacks in the departement of programming is unacceptable.
    SE not only is inefficient in the long term vision of their product, but they also lack the backbone to assume their bloody mistakes.
    We bought these phone under false pretenses of SE:
    We where promised that the X10 would be upgraded, with a little delay due to coprod OS, like all other Android phones, wich is clearly not the case.
    I am utterly disgusted by the way this company deals only in false promises and chymeras.
    Xperia X10 is a great machine hardware wise, but is a joke software wise.
    No flash for camera even if the component is in there(wow, I got a free lcd flashlight with this brick of a phone), plus the camera in itself is a joke. I have seen 5mp camers do better.
    I cannot accept that 16m colors will not be implemented.
    No flash/html5 integration is even more insulting, considering htc model of 2 years ago have it.
    This is a big issue, considering a lot of sites are in flash.
    If you actually also look at this pointless time frame, we will get this fabled 2.1 update about at the same time has Android3.0 comes out.
    I find completly revolting and absurd the fact that we are now stuck with unevolutive phones that will most likely become the second worst joke of the industry(remember HTC Magic and Dream?).
    Had I known this phone would become such a nightmare, I would have went for Samsung or Motorolla.
    SE you have put me in a bad situation:
    I now have to cancel my cellphone contract, wich will cost me 537$ and will have to pay even more to buy the phone I should have bought in the first place.
    The lack of long term vision,the more than delayed updates wich never comes(wich at some point, legally speaking, becomes a lie. Check it out), the inaptitude to be honest with their customers has brought me to this point:
    What can we do legally to mess them up?
    I know for a fact(checked it with legal dep where I work, and yes we work in progs and more), SE is somewhat in hot water. We could build a group case against them, and I say we do it. The product is not what were we told when we bought it, the promise they made with us(clients/carriers) were never met, we now are stuck with either keeping the contract with an non-evolutive phone or cancel our current contract wich will oncur fees for termination.Plus the phones are starting to be a constant source of stress.
    So what do we do now? I am tired of this pointless bullshit that has left me with a fucking phone that is barely able to do what I need it to do even tought I was promised it would and now matter what SE says, I have no other choices put to cancel my contract(537$ + 325$ for the phone itself). So thank you SE for making me 850.00$ poorer. Then get another contract with another carrier and a new phone(200$ for phone + activation fees)
    total: 1090.00$
    Tank you SE, you have lost all my respect, and I will have to inform my clients of your inability to respect your engagements and your lack of transparancy.
    I says we had enough.