X10 Android 2.2 petition

Xperia X10 Android 2.2 petitionThe Xperia X10 is a popular handset and the first Android powered handset from Sony Ericsson but, one thing which has let the handset down is the old firmware. The Xperia X10 comes pre-installed with Android 1.6, with 2.1 promised for the end of year. However a lot of apps require 2.1, which means the X10 hasn’t got as vast a supply of apps as other handsets.

With the announcement of Android 2.2 and the update already rolled out onto some handsets, a petition has been started online, asking Sony Ericsson to include an upgrade to Android 2.2 instead of 2.1 when they release the update to the handset.

Update: Almost a year later, Sony Ericsson released Android 2.1 to the X10 at the end of October, then announced that the X10 would stay at 2.1 but, with the huge uproar that came from that announcement, Sony Ericsson have confirmed that they will be updating the X10 to Android 2.3. You can read about it here.

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  • http://no. MATTEO

    I JUST BOUGHT MY SONY ERICSSON XPERIA X8 AND AM REALLY DISSPOINTED AFTER READING THIS, I WONT BE USING IT UNTILL CHRISTMAS,I HAVE NO SEEN THAT IT IS BARELY A SMARTPHONE, I HAVE HAS SONY ERICSSON ALL OF MY LIFE AND IF I GET A BAD XPERIA-NCE THEN I WILL NEVER GO WITH THEM AGAIN, THEY SHOULD BE EMBARRASED TO DO THIS AND YOU WOULDN’T THINK THAT THEY CARE MORE ABOUT HUGE PROFITS AND CUSTOMERS. :(

    • Ali

      Android 2.1 do not have the capability of installing applications to SD card. 2.2 do have it but there is no news of an upgrade yet. Its really a shame that SE is stupid not to find a way to install applications in SD card. They should response to customer needs in this competitive world or else you are out of business soon.No wonder they are loosing on this market.

  • RAMAREDDY

    I HAD BOUGHT SONY ERICSSON X10I ON 15th AUGUST 2010.I THEN HAD ANDROID 1.6 ON X10.BUT ON 12-12-2010 I UPGRADED 2.1………….IT IS VERY NICE WITH THE UPDATES…….BUT I WANT 2.2……………….WHEN SE IS RELEASING IT………..PLEASE RELEASE IT SHORTLY..EAGERLY WAITING FOR IT………………..

    • harry gill

      hello my friend i have xperia x10 with andraoid 1.6 i want upgrade it to 2.1 or 2.2 can help me. my email is
      harrygill@usa.com thax

      • admin

        Hi Harry. Is your X10 branded and what region is it from – UK, US, etc? Android 2.1 is the highest you can go, officially any way.

        • Mohan

          Hi Admin,

          Why was this not disclosed earlier that the Android 2.1 is the highest that we can go. I am from India and bought a Xperia very recently and i am quite disappointed and i am still 30 days so i can return it and get a complete refund. Please can you let me know if this is true or are we getting a 2.3 or 2.2 upgrade very shortly.

  • mayrifle

    Can multi-touch in 2.2 ?

  • Sammy

    I think the whole purpoase of the Andriod platform is its funcationality and customization. Without being currect with the cutting edge OS’s of Andriod, I think that the device is at a distinct disadvantage. I have the Xperia X10, and my wife has the Acer Liquid E – the SE is on 2.1, and the Acer on 2.2 – there is a clear difference with the performance, tool set and stability of the OS’s, between 2.1 and 2.2.

    Upgrading to the newest Andriod platform should be a given for any newer Andriod device.

  • Phani

    I have been using SONY ERICSSON phones all my life.The latest one that i have is the Xperia X10, upgraded it to 2.1 but i want it to be upgraded to 2.2 or 2.3 would be better. Want to know if SE is planning to upgrade or not. If there are no plans SE will loose lot of business, i don’t know y they are waiting or what they are doing when all the rest of the world is at least running at 2.2

  • thepoorman

    Men, how long we have to wait for Android 2.2 or 2.3 for our X10i.. or Maybe we sell it, and but new phones with android 2.2 or 2.3.. dont dissapoint us…. PLEASE… WE NEED IT!!!!!

  • http://www.webdesignarmory.com MPC

    I am on 2.1 but as a top shelf phone and a company with as much $$$ as Sony they should be always keeping up with the current version of the OS for all of their users.

  • http://pokec.sk lukas

    hello,i want to know when we can upbrade xperia8 to android 2.2…because 2.1 is a bit not good…i cant move my app to sd card…and i dont have any space…please if somebody will know that android 2.2 will be possible please writte me message on my email chuan1311@azet.sk thanks

    • xyz

      x8 will not be upgraded to 2.2!congratulations to all x8 holders
      sony ericsson are all mother fuckers
      believe it!!!!!!!

  • X10i

    Sony Ericsson dont care about us x10 users anymore. Theyr obviously working on a new smart phone. And have probably forgotten about the x10. Faggots!

  • vipul

    sony sud upgrade xperia to froyo if nt gingerbread i.e 2.2 atleast

    other companies r moving fast n sony is moving on a tortoise back inspite of a gud name
    i just bought my xperia x8 on 6th dec ,only to find that 2.2. is nt currently available

    SMARTPHONE IS SMART IF U CAN CUSTOMISE IT AND DO THINGS SMARTLY

    sony u hv dissapointed us

  • kevin

    the latest xperia phone which is call the arc comes preload with android 2.3 and share the same spec as x10. so there’s hope we might see our x10 run on 2.3… sony has to be stupid not to upgrade its previous model to 2.3, coz buyers will not buy products from companies that do not stand in the customer point of view. we’re not that dumb enough to buy the newest version just to get 2.3. because you will always do the same thing every year when new flagship phone arrives and knock the old one out! please SE have some heart and release 2.3 for us x10 users!

    • aseeb

      u r wrong the x10 does not have the same specs as the xperia arc, the x10i has 384mb ram while the are has 512mb, both have 1ghz snapdragon processor but the one in the arc is a better version of the x10, the arc has a camera flash and has a better screen with bravia support for more motion flow smoothness, thatswhy it can run gingerbread 2.3, there is only going ro be one more od googles android update which is froyo, sony will release it in june for us x10 users but that is the last update

  • Semaja

    i just got my phone in December and i played with it and was impressed other then the face that my friends have way older phones that came out like 2009 and they have android 2.2 or 2.3 and even thou my xperia has a gig processor it still needs the software performance … were just asking yall to keep it some what up do date please

  • Luca

    10/01/2011 xperia bought the x10 mini, I thought that the channel update to new os Android were standard …. I protest! Decision Not Serious by sony-ericsson ……..

  • kevin

    just called the people at SE and the yes news is true the thing won’t be seeing froyo or gingerbread due to its overhauling UI which makes it difficult to upgrade and SE had value it and believe the upgrade platform may cost coflict with its HD capabilities and may even lag the speed! i don’t know if it’s some excuse or what but i won’t be getting any SE phones ever but i will follow the arc news if sony will continue to support multiple os updates not just one!

  • serek

    We need full support for MW600 headphones!

  • sahi

    No changes in my xperia x10i after the january update also….no multi-touch which I expected…….!!!!:-(

  • jason wright

    Sony update to 2.2 now, without flash your phone gets left behind!
    I regret getting the thing as it now has to last me,two years, two years with no more updates!
    Dont worry i wont be buying sony ericsson again!

  • napster

    if X10 upgrade to 2.2 then will it be better than HTC desire

  • john

    wth se!! cant u see u r losing customers, give us an upgrade losers. im never gonna recommend se (in fct, i would forcefully oppose it) or get an se product ever in my life!! give us 2.2 atleast!!!!!

  • john

    never thought i would hate a company so much!

  • julian

    fuck you sony, for fuck sake give us android 2.3 you fuking bastards the phones not even a year old.

    YOUU FUKING FUKKERS THIS WILL BE MY LAST SONY BULLSHIIT ERICSSON PHONE. BLOODY CUNTSS.

  • http://www.callprofit.nl kasper vtzand

    2.1 is nice, but i want 2.2!

  • dave

    it’s a shame!!!

  • Patric

    SE lags far behind other phone developers, dropping 2.1 as late as they did felt strange – why not 2.2 when everyone else already released in that track. And then say that we will not support recent releases is pity. My next phone will be a pure Google phone …..

  • Rajeev

    Yes, it seems Sony Ericsson is far behind others for updating their software. I was mistakenly told by the vendor from where I bought the phone that Android 2.2 updated is available from Sony Ericsson. Please do something for Xperia X10 update to Android 2.2.

  • Abz

    I’m in Australia and bought the Xperia X10a, I’m on a 2 year contract with a phone that is already outdated in regards to software. This is bullsh!t. I have to wait another 21 months before getting an up to date phone again. The whole reason I upgraded (read downgraded) to an Xperia X10 was to be at the forefront of mobile/android technology after being told I’d get the 2.1 update in November. I didn’t get it until January. This was a sign for me that I had been screwed.

    This is my first Sony Ericsson phone, and now I see the wisdom I had for 10 years of sticking with Nokia. Now like an idiot, I tried something different and paid the price. Will never go Sony again. Also, my Sony PS3 is faulty too, which will be shipped back to your monkey asses asap. I better not get screwed with that warranty claim now too.

  • des

    Needless to say I wont be trusting Sony anymore… big phone BIGGER price and the worst support ever (FAIL!!!)… think it would work well as a door stop when i move back to iphone and jailbreak my PS3 to recoup the cost of this phone in copied games ;)

    BOLLOX TO SONY !!!!

  • http://www.ciprian-barsan.com Ciprian-Florin Barsan

    I think this is the last Sony Ericsson I’ll buy.

    If I analyze the situation better I’m sorry I bought this model. Many of the phones that are in competition are higher and are sold at almost the same price.

    The people at Sony about hurting them somewhere customer views and not the first time this happens.

    Sony has been for me the best, but the world evolves, others are in place, others going forward, so I have bearings on future handsets and other companies.

  • Martin

    I bought my x10 in august with 1.6 expecting it would eventually go to 2.2 as a lot of its competitors were already running 2.2. And as there was nothing on their website saying that they wouldn’t be upgrading the OS. If i had known would probably have gone for one of there rivals phones. ( This is of course the reason they didn’t let on they weren’t going to be releasing upgrades after 2.1) This is my 5th Sony ericcson and am now very disappointed and disallusioned with the company.

    Not many people can afford to keep paying 400 – 500 pounds to upgrade.

  • Emir

    I buy long-SE, T610, T630, K700, K800, K850, C905, Vivaz U5 and even X10. But for now this will be the last. The customer is always the king and I want for my money also allows the latest software. We want to Android 2.2, and then man can talk about ARC! It is probably time to try another brand with a different product strategy.

  • Tomas

    I am using SE mobiles long time, only SE. I has had T610, K800, C905, U1 satio and now last 5 months X10. Please release new Android 2.2 for X10… :) thank you

  • Sathish

    Don’t dissapoint us…I have been using SONY ERICSSON phones all my life…Android 2.1 do not have the capability of installing applications to SD card and to install Flash player… 2.2 do have it but there is no news of an upgrade yet. Its really an unacceptable disappointment that there is not way to install applications in SD card. They should response to customer needs in this competitive world or else you are out of business soon…No wonder they are loosing on this market…

  • Steve

    This sucks I just got the phone, a college at work already has 2.2 on the desire :( PLEASE UPGRADE X10 mini to android 2.2

  • Steve

    Colleague ****

  • IChing

    regrets to have SE product now….

  • Dmitri_Overwrite

    If SE did not develop any latest android for his own product, I can says that they will losing lot of SE user or losing consumer. For sure that SE company will not care if they lost few million user per year as they have a lots of money. Come let switch to other product such as HTC

  • M L H

    For a product like this the expected life cycle is 2 years. And according to sources they are declining the product. And most of the critics say SE have just pasted “timescape & mediascape” on android which is not impressive. It’s a such a waste SE to abandon this lovely device with all the super hardware it has. SE just think twice you give the 2.2 and 2.3 updates and attract thousands of new buyers as well as existing owners and keep them loyal, OR u don’t give the update and lose the customer base and majority will never buy android phones from YOU ever !!!

    The choice is yours. As consumers we’ll make up our minds and move out to another brand, and we’ll never ever but any F’king phone u release.

  • Tony

    Hi all

    I’ve had a support ticket open with SE support now for two weeks regarding 2.2. I suggest everyone who is not happy do the same. The email for this in the UK is questions.gb@support.sonyericsson.com and address your mail here to Rebecca Brumwell
    .
    Keep your e-mail polite and always ask a question. This way, they have no excuse to close the call. Do not get keyboard happy – always wait until the next day to reply in order to keep the call open as long as possible.
    .
    From my own line of questioning, SE refuse to give any evidence that any of their customers are happy with the situation. They have presented me with incontrivertible evidence of a deliberate ‘buyer beware’ policy regarding their products.
    .
    I love my X10 as a piece of kit. However, whenever anyone asks me about it, I have to tell them to look at HTC because of SE’s attitude.
    .
    That is a real shame as this is my first – and now my last – SE handset.
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    Make sure you repeatedly ask for evidence that customers agree that Android 2.1 on the X10 is better than Android 2.2 as SE claim
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    If we all get support calls open and keep them open, at least we have the satisfaction of knowing that a few SE SLAs will be breached….

  • sid

    guyz please…….
    had a lot of fun using 2.1 version on my x r0 mini…bt just getting bored now…limited apps…
    just heard abt so many. advantages of 2.2 froyo…
    I want it toooo….
    pls pls pls! cummon guyzz

  • Lucky

    Its shame on SE part, I bought my X10i in Nov10 only and now onwards there will be no further updates…… ***k u man. This way people will look into rooting there phones and updating them to 2.2 or further……………..

  • http://www.manuarora.co.in Manu Arora

    I HAD BOUGHT SONY ERICSSON X10i.I THEN HAD ANDROID 1.6 ON X10.BUT UPGRADED 2.1………….IT IS VERY NICE WITH THE UPDATES…….BUT I WANT 2.2……………….WHEN SE IS RELEASING IT………..PLEASE RELEASE IT SHORTLY..EAGERLY WAITING FOR IT………………..

  • Yegra

    hey guys who reads is page.. pls don’t buy any of the sony ericsson products anymore.. just months bf4 i bought x10 mini pro with 4gb sd card.. but still always my phone shows low memory:(.. also i m completely fed up on their soft updating process:(.. sure if tis prob persists den tis wil b my last product in SE n soon SE products wil also get down in this comptetive world.. ba bye to SE:(:(:(..

  • Nathan

    HI,

    there is a petition here with 27,000 signatures on for Sony to upgrade to 2.2 – please make everyone aware and join

    http://www.petitiononline.com/froyo/petition.html

  • http://www.androidphonetablet.com Mark Conway

    It seems that SE is going to follow the track of the other major manuf. and they simply move on from prior models to release the latest and the greatest – with all the big ones coming out Feb/March it likely is the only way they feel they can keep up – which is of course unfortunate for current owners who always have to long for the next model.

  • lynsey

    i bought the x10 in november 2010, got the 2.1 update….but when i found out it would not be upgrading to anything higher at any time, i was well gutted!:(

  • Micro Disater

    WOW Sony you’ve really messed up! I’ve been a loyal SE user for years and before SE it was just Ericsson and they were awesome phones. But now 3 months into my 2 year contract and I see HTC phones older than my X10 Mini Pro getting better performance, battery, features and flash due to the new android. That sort of leaves me wondering are Sony going to do this as a rule with all their phones? Make a phone and then drop its updates once they make another new phone.

    Or have Sony created a device that has some hardware shortfall and it can’t go any further due to hardware limitations? Either way I am left with only one conclusion, SE are not discussing this with its loyal customers and I think that is disgraceful! So SONY you are off my mobile list and I will not recommend your mobiles to anyone, as I have done before and now I look a fool, thanks SONY you should change your name to FONY.

  • Tomasz

    Plz froyo for xperia x10 !

  • Dimitri

    Damn, I have an X10, the 2.2 would have been great on it!

  • Leslie

    why hold our hardware hostage…update the software…or i will go back to Iphone and Apple…the software is just as important as the hardware……

  • James

    Disappointed as 2.2 would be great on the Mini Pro that I have. 2.1 is ok, but from what i hear 2.2 will be so much better and offer a lot more. Please look at releasing the update soon as this stupid to be releasing phones with software out of date already or behind what else is on the market.