Tag: Applications

  • Sony Ericsson partners with ESPN to show Premiership goals

    Sony Ericsson has teamed up with ESPN allowing all Xperia Android owners the chance to watch highlights from the Premiership for a limited time. ESPN has the rights to show all Premier League highlights over the next three years. The ESPN Goals app will be free for a three month period for those who buy […]

  • Timescape and social phonebook from Android 2.1 update demoed

    Following on from last week’s video demo’s of some of the new found functionality in the Android 2.1 Xperia X10 update, Rikard Skogberg from the SE Product Blog has released another video highlighting the changes made in Timescape and the (social) phonebook. Timescape, on the face of it, looks largely unchanged, however there are some […]

  • MyPhoneExplorer brings Android support

    For those of you unfamiliar with the older-generation Sony Ericsson phones, there was a great piece of software called MyPhoneExplorer that allowed you to control the phone from the desktop including synchronising your phonebook, organizer, call list, messages as well as editing, texting and the ability to even take screenshots. The guys behind MyPhoneExplorer have […]

  • Sony Ericsson releases Happiness Android app for Xperia users

    Sony Ericsson has exclusively released a new Android app for the Xperia family called ‘Happiness’ in the UK. The app relates to various deals, bargains and special offers that can be shared with your mates. Some of the offers include a 25% discount on shoes, 2-for-1 pamper treatments and a free milkshake. They are marketing […]

  • R2BA026 firmware hitting Xperia X10 handsets in UK, India

    Sony Ericsson is hard at work on improving the Xperia X10 handset. Following on from the recent rollout of R2BA020-R2BA024 firmware, SE is now releasing R2BA026 firmware across a number of regions including India and the UK. R2BA026 updates the baseband to 1.1.31. SE do not provide a changelog but initial impressions appear to be […]

  • R2BA020 Xperia X10 firmware rolling out, our first impressions

    The much awaited firmware update for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 looks like it is slowly starting to roll out. After rumours of hearing about the ‘R2BA013’ and ‘R2BA016’ firmware updates, the one actually being released is ‘R2BA020’. The most up to date Xperia X10 firmware prior to this release was R1FB001. This update has […]

  • Xperia X10 gets rooted, this time with proof and benchmarks

    Just over a month ago we reported on the good news that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 had been rooted using SETool. This joy was short-lived as accusations flew around that the root was fake, mainly due to a lack of evidence. Well for all those worried that we may never see root access on […]

  • RockPlayer Divx App for Android enters Public Beta

    RockPlayer, the excellent Android media player app that leaked across the internet last week, has moved into public beta stage. We gave RockPlayer a video hands-on although knew that it was from a leaked private beta. They guys behind the app got in touch to let us know that the public beta release (0.2.8_Beta_v6_vfp) is […]

  • Swype Beta for Android open for a limited time

    If you’re not happy with the text entry system on your Xperia X10 (and let’s face it many aren’t happy with the standard keyboard) then you’ll be happy to know that the Skype Beta for Android is now open, although only for a limited time. I’ve been playing with it for the last day or […]

  • Xperia X10 family to get Android 2.1 from Q3 2010, further upgrade in Q4

    Following a raft of new handset launches this morning, Sony Ericsson has confirmed that the family of Xperia X10 handsets (including the X10 mini and X10 mini pro) will receive the Android 2.1 update in Q3 2010. This is good news as the last official word from the company suggested a Q4 timeframe, earlier the […]

  • RockPlayer Divx Android Media Player hands-on [Video]

    An unreleased beta of an upcoming Android application called RockPlayer (aka RockPlayerBase) has leaked onto the Internet. It is a media player capable of playing a wide range of video codecs including divx, avi, mkv, mp4 and rmvb. This is something that is much needed on Android as there are only a few handsets that […]

  • Helix Launcher brings significant battery boost to Xperia X10

    The great thing about Android is that you can pretty much customise any aspect of your phone. One such feature is the Sony Ericsson home screen (i.e. the desktop) that can be replaced by third-party solutions such as HelixLauncher and Zeam. As will as the benefit of additional home screens, these third-party solutions are optimised […]

  • Creatouch app now available for Xperia X10

    The Creatouch app that allows users to personalize their Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 home screen is now available to download in the PlayNow market. It seems a bit hit and miss whether you can find it or not. For example, some people running X10i Nordic firmware have it, but despite running the same firmware it’s […]

  • Xperia X10 rooted using SETool

    There is some good news and some bad news. The good news is that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has finally been rooted. jerpelea from xda-developers managed to gain root access yesterday. The bad news is that it was created and flashed using SETool, which requires its own hardware. Unfortunately, for now, it means that […]

  • Official: Xperia X10 to get Android 2.1 and HD video recording in Q4 2010

    We’ve been waiting months for details, but now Sony Ericsson has given us a timeline on the Android upgrade. The Xperia X10 Android handset will get the Android 2.1 (Éclair) update along with HD video recording, DLNA wireless connectivity and improvements to Timescape/Mediascape in the fourth quarter of this year.