Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Gets Android 2.1 & Multitouch In September 2010

Sony Ericsson have confirmed that there will be a major update for its flagship Android-based Smartphone, the Xperia X10, in Septmber 2010, one that will finally replace the Android v1.6 platform by v2.1.

According to Dan from Mobiles.co.uk who got the story from a Sony Ericsson employee during the official press conference for the launch of the Xperia X10, the update will also add multitouch, something that was sorely missing.

There were earlier reports that the X10's inability to do multitouch was down to a hardware issue but hopefully, this won't be the case. For the time being though, the superb X10 is let down by an antiquated version of Android.

As a reminder, the X10, formerly known as Rachael, is Sony Ericsson's first Android phone and comes with a stunning 4-inch, 480x854 pixels, screen, the highest resolution available on ANY smartphones on the market.

It has a 8.1-megapixel camera with a 16x digital zoom, aGPS, WiFi, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor,1GB intenal memory and a 8GB memory card.

While on the subject of the Sony Ericsson X10, why not have a look at the Idealdayout competition, which is sponsored by Sony Ericsson and put together by the publishers of ITProportal.com, Netcommunities, which allows you to win an ideal day out worth up to £10,000 with 10 friends.

Our Comments

Sony Ericsson needs to make sure that, just like Sony with the recent PS3 update, it doesn't make a mess out of the next forthcoming update especially as the X10 is the top of the range model. Let's hope that Sony Ericsson comes up with further Android models.

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