Tag: Applications

  • Test Timescape live on the Xperia X10

    Sony Ericsson already have a superb Xperia X10 virtual simulator for those wanting to see what the UI is like, but if you want to see a live example of Timescape in action then head over to XperiaXTen. The site basically consists of an Xperia X10 being streamed live in real time running Timescape. You […]

  • Android app installation onto memory card “coming soon”

    One of the big benefits of rooting your Android handset is the ability to use something like Apps2SD to install applications onto your memory card instead of the handsets built-in storage. However, it appears that Google may be planning official support for this function. The Google Android Code page has seen the status of issue […]

  • Official Twitter app arrives… for Android 2.1

    Everyone seems to have their own personal preferences when it comes to choosing an Android Twitter client. Twidroid and Seesmic are my current faves, but Twitter has now launched its own official app in the Android Market to shake things up. However, Xperia X10 owners shouldn’t get too excited, the app is currently only available […]

  • Skyfire 2.0 browser for Android brings quasi Flash support

    Skyfire has launched v2.0 of its Android browser that brings with it a new “SkyBar” that gives you automatic Flash video streaming. The browser doesn’t actually play Flash natively, it goes through Skyfire’s servers which are then converted to formats that the mobile is happier to stream, such as HTML5. So if you come across […]

  • New X10 firmware [R2BA013] to bring performance boost, Creatouch app?

    Treat this with a pinch of salt until confirmed, but joakimudden over at esato has revealed some intriguing new information on the next firmware update for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. He says the update (build number R2BA013) will bring with it small UI improvements in the Timescape/Mediascape apps as well as the Creatouch app. […]

  • Spotify Mediascape/Timescape integration demoed on Xperia X10

    One of the questions I get asked a lot is whether there are any customisation options within the Mediascape and Timescape apps. Currently this isn’t open to users but Sony Ericsson does work with operators to tweak certain services for its customers. One demonstration of this is for Telia customers in Sweden. Spotify, the popular […]

  • Improving your Xperia X10 battery life

    The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 handset has now been released in a number of markets and one of the biggest negative points I’m hearing on the handset (apart from the keyboard) is its battery life. There’s no denying that the Xperia X10 does drain its battery quickly, even compared to some other Android handsets, however […]

  • Official XDA-Developers Android app out now

    Great news xda-developer fans, a dedicated Android app has been released that lets you view its forums, respond to posts, start new topics, check your PMs and subscribe to your favourite threads. This will be good to keep an eye on the (hopefully) impending first root of the Xperia X10. The app is basically a […]

  • Qik for Android gets 480p video support on Xperia X10

    The video recording/sharing application, Qik for Android, has recently been updated. The new version (0.1.93) includes, among a number of bug fixes, 480p (800 x 480) video support for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. For those that haven’t tried it, Qik is a superb app that allows you to share video around you with any […]

  • YouTube playback demoed on the Xperia X10

    One of the benefits of the gorgeous 4-inch display on the Xperia X10 is how nice it is to watch videos on. Rikard Skogberg from the Sony Ericsson Product Blog has posted a quick video highlighting the handset’s ability to play video. He uses two different video services, SVT (a Swedish TV service) and the […]

  • Yellow background spotted on Xperia X10

    Up until now, the only background we’ve seen on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 smartphone is blue. Whether one has used the Timescape or Mediascape apps, the blue background has always remained. Many have asked whether alternate colours will be available and it looks they will. An Xperia X10 with yellow background was spotted in […]

  • 3D Maps demoed on Xperia X10 [Video]

    The boffins over at Ericsson Labs have shown off a 3D landscape API & SDK that allows developers to create some funky apps with 3D maps. It looks quite good with navigation reasonably smooth. This is likely to strain the CPU, although the Snapdragon chipset copes admirably with the video maintaining 30fps. Let’s just hope […]

  • Sony abandons Nexus name for its Android UI

    When the Xperia X10 was first announced, Sony Ericsson announced that its user interface would be known as the Nexus platform. Since then, however, a lot has changed in the mobile world and Google has launched its own handset by HTC, the Nexus One. Given the buzz around the Nexus One, Sony Ericsson has decided […]

  • Google Goggles and other apps demoed on the Xperia X10 [Video]

    One of the great things about an Android smartphone is the quality of apps on offer, none more important than those from Google itself. Rog from SE-First was lucky enough to be spending Christmas in New York and even luckier to have the Xperia X10 handset on him. He has shot a number of different […]

  • Widget customisation on the Xperia X10 [Video]

    The guys over at the SEProductBlog have another quick tutorial video, this time showing how you can customise widgets and shortcuts on the Xperia X10 desktop. Both widgets and shortcuts can be deleted by long pressing them and placing them in the trash can at the bottom of the phone. In the same way, these […]