October 29, 2010

Sony Ericsson will start rolling out Android 2.1 updates to their Xperia line on Sunday

Just now, my feed reader got this news from Sony Ericsson, that they have will finally start rolling out the Android 2.1 Eclair updates to their Xperia X10, X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro. Yup, the list did not include the Xperia X8, unfortunately, hope they just forgot to put it in writing. The update will start rolling out in Europe and of course, other markets will follow, if you're not in Europe, don't be sad, at least they are starting it already.

The things that will change (if you decide not to click on the play button on the embedded video) on the Xperias that will eventually get the Android 2.1 Eclair updates are:

Xperia X10:
  • HD video recording with continuous auto-focus for high quality videos
  • Upgrade of the Android platform to Android 2.1
  • New back up and restore application, with extended content back up
  • 5 homescreens for apps, widgets, shortcuts and folders
  • Social phonebook which automatically syncs contact pictures from Facebook and shows when your friends are online
Xperia X10 Mini & X10 Mini Pro:
  • Improved Bluetooth functionality with support for sending and receiving pictures, contacts and more
  • New backup and restore application with extended content back up
  • Automatic synchronization of your contact pictures between Facebook and your phone book
  • Improved ways of handling pictures, audio, text and numbers in your messages
  • Upgrade of the Android platform to Android platform 2.1
Sony Ericsson further explains that the phone, in most markets, will automatically alert you that the update is ready and you will be guided on how to properly do the update using the PC companion software. The process would also allow you to back up your files, contact,s and whatnots and will be restored once the update is finished.

To add more thriller they said at the end:
"IMPORTANT: As I’ve pointed out previously here on the blog the software upgrade will be done in a phased roll-out which means that different “kits” gets the update at different times. This to secure quality in all networks and countries. So don’t get paranoid if your phone isn’t updated in the very first days – it will come!"
Find out more about this development over at Sony Ericsson's Update page.

Source: Sony Ericsson


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