Android 2.1 rolls out for Xperia X10, X10 Mini and Pro

Sony Ericsson finally gets round to Android 2.1 update
Sony Ericsson finally gets round to Android 2.1 update

Sony Ericsson has reportedly begun rolling out the Android 2.1 update to its Android range, beginning in Scandinavia.

The update affects the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, X10 Mini and

X10 Mini Pro

, giving all the Android 2.1 benefits (such as support for better versions of Google Maps, better keyboards and better social network integration).

Other key improvements are localised between the devices; the X10 has gained HD video recording with continuous autofocus, and five home screens for more widget and icon placement.

Better for Bluetooth

The X10 Mini and Mini Pro get improved Bluetooth support, auto-synchronisation between Facebook and the phone book and better content back up.

The Xperia X8 will be getting an upgrade in the near future too, although we've yet to get a definite date for that to land.

The upgrade is long, long overdue from Sony Ericsson - the Xperia X10 was launched at the start of 2010, and its still running Android 1.6, which is frankly ridiculous when more and more phones are already on Android 2.2.

We've contacted Sony Ericsson to see when the update will be hitting the UK, but in the meantime let us know if you're an X10 owner and get any little notifications.

Via Android Police and Softpedia

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.