Android 2.1, Eclair Firmware for Xperia X10 Released to Journalists-Reviewed & Tested

So it’s just 3days before we would step into Novemeber and Sony Ericsson has to release Eclair Update for Xperia X10 before that! ( if they keep their Promise! ). But Lately there have already been a few leaks around the Web which shows the Eclair, Android 2.1 Firmware for Xperia X10 ( almost final version! ). The one i reported a day ago which was downloaded through Emma for Xperia X10 and also posted some screenshots of the latest firmware for Xperia X10.

But this one seems to be most interesting! Sony Ericsson Officially released Eclair, Android 2.1 Firmware Update A2.0.A.0.497 to only Reputed Tech Blogs and Journalists! ( this again is not the Final Firmware, but really close to Final Firmware! ) They did this earlier with the Android 1.6, Donut firmware for Xperia X10 when Firmware Version R1FA014 was released to the Tech-blogs and Journalists to test and report back the errors or bugs they encounter! And the Famous Keyboard Bug was found and fixed in the Later Firmware R1FA016.

And this time also Sony Ericsson released officially the Xperia X10 Eclair, Android 2.1 Firmware Update A2.0.A.0.497 to only Reputed Tech Blogs and Journalists to perhaps have an external & real user testing of the Latest Firmware! And the first Review of the Latest firmware has already been published on such a blog. The blog is in Swedish but the blog managed to get a good 7Mins video of the Latest Android Update for Xperia X10 plus a lot of Screenshots!
Check out the Video first! 🙂

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You can read the Hands on Review of the Latest Firmware Update for Xperia X10 on this site using a Google Translator, but i would like to put up the main points described in the Review! But would really recommend to Read the whole review there! 🙂

News of the Android 2.0/2.1
* Five Home screens
* Enhanced functionality to connect the book
* Support for synchronizing multiple Facebook, Twitter and Google / Gmail Accounts
* Improved support for MS Exchange with the built-in email client that also has received support for a shared mailbox between multiple accounts
* Support for applications and games that requires Android 2.1 + (eg official Twitter Client)
* Enhanced Bluetooth support
* Video capture up to 720p with continuous autofocus
* Updated new graphics interface
* Performance improvements
* Support for backup of Market and PlayNow programs in the backup program
* Improvements in the Cape Times, which also are perceived as little more
* Enhanced keyboard
* Improved call handling

What we can confirm the absence of 2.1/Eclair for X10:
* Multi-Touch
* WiFi Tethering
* Flash support

Read the Whole Review here,
Android 2.1, Eclair Firmware for Xperia X10 Released to Journalists-Reviewed & Tested

The whole update has been extensively reviewed and they have also performed some benchmark tests and compared it with the older firmware, which clearly shows the improvement here! 🙂


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19 thoughts on “Android 2.1, Eclair Firmware for Xperia X10 Released to Journalists-Reviewed & Tested

  1. Seeing from the video , imo , mediascape is still slow and we have to press few buttons (touch) to get to now playing.. so not great improvement there .. timescape appears to be a little fast .. but i hardly use ..
    anwayway if the phone is optimized and could handle apps well , thats enough for me.. what about in-call volume ?
    thnks again Manish for the update

    1. I guess, Mediascape has seen no improvements at all except for the General speed improvement due to android upgrade and guess bigger buttons to press! It still looks laggy to me and moving between Categories window in the Mediascape is a still unacceptable!

  2. bro… i just love your site… you do excellent job… 🙂
    but i have a suggestion, if possible kindly include a link for downloading apk files to pc…. that would be great…
    i don’t use my xperia x10 market for downloading because for downloading an application of size around 4 mb, balance deducted is almost Rs. 30/-. so i prefer downloading apk files from internet to pc and then transfer it to the phone….

    1. You can use Reverse tethering from your Computer or Laptop to get Free Wi-Fi on your Xperia X10, Check this Post for more details!
      http://gadgets.apnafundaz.com/2010/08/reverse-wi-fi-tethering-for-xperia-x10-to-share-internet-of-win7-laptop-tips-tricks/

      And I can’t host apk’s on my website, it’s illegal! Plus, i won’t link to them either, it’s warez! I can provide you with app suggestions though! You can buy them from Android Market! 🙂 or check out the Top 10 FREE Apps for your Android Phone that you shouldn’t miss! 😀
      http://gadgets.apnafundaz.com/2010/04/top-10-free-android-apps-for-xperia-x10-must-have-download-now/

  3. HEY MANISH,

    UR DOIN A GR8 JOB…

    WNTD 2 ASK U ABOUT UPDATING MY X10 THROUGH PC COMPANION…

    SINCE THE LAST TIME I UPDATED THE WI-FI NEVERRRR AUTOMATICALLY SWITCHES ON AS B4??

    BUT IN PC COMPANION IM TOLD MY PHONE IS UP TO DATE???
    PLZZ HELP

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