Sony Ericsson finally came out a date and time for our Xperia X10’s Android 2.1, Eclair Update from Android 1.6, Donut! Through Sony Ericsson Product Blog, Sony Ericsson declared that the Android 2.1 Updates for Xperia X10 family including Xperia X10, Xperia X10 Mini, Xperia X10 Mini Pro ( Xperia X8 not included ), will begin from Oct 31st 2010 evening!
The Blog is down due to heavy server load perhaps, so let me quote the whole thing for you! 🙂
Today I can confirm that we will start the roll-out of the Android 2.1 based updates for Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro now this coming Sunday. The roll out will start in the evening European time.
So far I have received confirmation that the generic kits for the Nordic countries will be the very first ones out on Sunday evening and then there will be more kits coming already during Monday and then the roll-out will continue throughout the month of November.
As said earlier these updates will give you some features introduced by Android 2.1 and the Xperia X10 will also get HD-video recording in 720p with continuous auto focus.
The changes in user experience after the update is a mix of things added or changed going from Android 1.6 to Android 2.1 and things changed or improved by us directly.
As a re-cap – The key changes for the different products are the following:
• 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 and 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
In most markets, your phone will automatically let you know with a notification when the update is ready for your specific software version and then you will be guided to how to perform the update using the PC Companion software. In that process, because of this being a big update, you will also be guided through some steps to be able to backup personal data before the update and then restore it when the update is finished. Find out more at www.sonyericsson.com/update
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!
What we mean by a “kit” is a different configuration, i.e. color of the phone, bundled accessories but most importantly in this case different software configurations. The difference in software between different kits is mainly related to included settings, applications, network configuration etc – all this to comply to different legal and network requirements. All of these different kits need separate approvals based on market and network, hence the phased roll-out.
I will try to keep track of which versions that get released continuously and will post updates when new markets or “kits” become available. Feel free to share your findings in the comments section here when you get the update for your phone!
The most important thing to notice here is the Gradual Roll out process of the Update! They are barely making it for OCt End Release they promised earlier and the update will continue to roll out throughout November! So, theres a catch here! If you are on a branded Xperia X10 ( branded by Network ) don’t expect the update anything before November end! And for those who are not in Sweden or european countries, you might also get the update by Mid Nov!
In India, i talked to the Sony Ericsson Service Center guys, they told me it would be somewhere around Dec! I don’t believe those guys at all and my friend said Customer Support over the Phone said it would in First Week of November! Either ways, it’s delay for us and many other Countries and regions out there! The Gradual roll out nature of the Eclair update for Xperia X10 is bound to frustrate customers out there!
I will try to find some solution and Tricks to get the update as early as possible in any region! I guess the De-branding method won’t work anymore!
Will also post Tips and Tricks for the Upgrade and how to Upgrade! Full Changelog of the Eclair update and other related content will be posted soon!
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