Android 2.1 updates coming to Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro from this Sunday

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The Xperia family of smartphones from Sony Ericsson are scheduled to start receiving the long-awaited Android 2.1 (Eclair) updates this weekend, precisely from Sunday evening.

The updates will be rolled out on a regional basis for the X10, X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro. All these phones were initially shipped with Android 1.6 (Cupcake) from the factory.

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The key changes for the different products are the following:

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 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

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.

Sony Ericsson recommends that you backup your personal data before carrying out this update.

Source: Sony Ericsson Product Blog


  1. This is good news only for SE. But in the industry as a whole,SE is not trying at all why is it taking them so long to do this. We are already talking about the 2.3/3.0 versions. Anyway better late than never.

  2. I just got a notification of an update to v2.1 for my device. Giving it a go now. Will report back with the results. Also, get ready for my full X10 Mini Pro review.

  3. Why tonight of all nights? It is raining cats and dogs – and that weather has my internet connection messed up. As such, I haven’t been able to complete the update.

    It is bedtime, so I’ll just pack things up and retry in the morning. At least with weather like this, its looking to be a cool night.

  4. Update finally completed.

    Tip for Update: Don’t use Sony Ericsson PC Companion; use Sony Ericsson Update Service instead.


  5. Posting this from my updated Mini Pro. The browser interface is much better. Feels like a new device.

  6. One of the first things I did was benchmark the Mini Pro now that it runs v2.1 – and the results are amazing.

    This little guy scores better than both the HTC Desire and Nexus One (running v2.1), and sits right below the Galaxy S on the scale.

    Forget the size: if you want a powerful Android device but cannot afford the Galaxy S, give the X10 Mini and/or X10 Mini Pro a shot.

    Benchmark scores aside, the Mini Pro feels snappier in real usage. My full review coming up as soon as I can root it to get screenshots or as soon as I can find a screenshot app that does not require root.

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