The Sony Ericsson Xperia users have been waiting for Android 2.1 update, and Sony Ericsson insiders today confirmed 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. Let's hope that Sony Ericsson sticks to this time frame. Here is more info from Sony Ericsson:
"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:
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
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"