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Sony Ericsson updates Android handsets

Mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson has rolled out to its latest Android handsets an update to the mobile Google 'Eclair' 2.1 platform.

SE has deployed Android version 2.1 to the Xperia X10 mobile phone, the X10 mini and its keyboard counterpart the X10 mini pro.

This update brings to the Xperia X10 HD video recording in the form of 720p capture, along with continuous auto focus. There are now five home screens on the X10, which can be populated by widgets, shortcuts and folders where previously there were only three screens available to customise.

The Xperia X10 mini pro and cut down mini version has better Bluetooth functionality in the update, for sending contacts and pictures, along with receiving them too. There has also been an improvement around the handling of pictures, audio and text within messages.

On board the new deployed version of the OS for all the handsets is a new data back-up and restore program, with a social phonebook that automatically syncs Facebook contacts.

These updates will be delivered from the accompanying PC software, with a notification that it's available being delivered straight to the handset.

The Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro all shipped with Android 1.6, a much older version of the Google mobile platform - where other manufacturers were only bundling that iteration on budget mobile phones, at the time their arrival.

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