XperiaX10 range won’t be updated past Android 2.1

Despite all the uproar about Sony Ericsson’s flagship Xperia handset having an outdated OS when it launched with Android 1.6 and when the company released Android 2.1, when 2.3 was just around the corner, the company have announced that they will not update the Xperia X10, X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro, or Xperia X8 past Android 2.1. Sony Ericsson have already come under fire for the delay of Android 2.1 on the handset and several petitions were started online asking Sony Ericsson to skip Android 2.1 and go straight to 2.2. This wasn’t to happen though, as 2.2 aka Froyo, will not be making it’s way to the Xperia X10 range of handsets. For the US particularly, this has given the handset a minimal lifespan, consisting of less than 6 months. Unfortunately, Sony Ericsson don’t see it this way. They have promised further minor updates to the handset, such as the multi touch update, coming sometime this quarter but, the Android version will not be going any higher.

When questioned via Twitter, Sony Ericsson UK replied with that they believed Android 2.1 was adequate for the X10 range. As a general statement across Twitter, they stated “We believe the features included in the Android 2.1 phone are on par with, and in many cases better than, a vanilla installation of 2.2″. A direct reply to a user message consisted of essentially the same statement “We believe the version of Android 2.1 which we have implemented on the X10 is suitable for the hardware of these particular models”. This of course means, that the Xperia X10 will not gain flash support and despite minor updates in the future, this announcement will have effectively ended the life span of the X10, not to mention the imminent release of the Xperia Arc, which will come with Android 2.3 when released.


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  • lee ashford

    what good is a phone that you can’t use flash player on as version 10 only plays on android 2.2
    wish i hadn’t of got this phone(x10) as the support is f#*cking rubbish

    • priya

      i totally agree, they are fooling their customers

  • Ben Dover

    Flash support is a must to be able to compete with other phones.

    But it was pretty obvious that SE didn’t give a fuck about X10 while they were working on SE Arc.

  • Dub

    Sony Ericsson…if that’s really the case and no more Android upgrade after v2.1 will be available on my X10… I can confirm you that it’s the last phone I bought from you.

    • Atle

      Me too!

  • Peedoff

    I think that we have all been conned, but luckily I have an HTC on Android V2.2 and it’s brilliant. Like Dub, I shall never buy another Sony Ericsson.

  • jentry

    its so sad i have xperia x10i and they said its the ultimate one? how can be if you can’t update it? is it because of the new up coming arc? how disappointing.

  • Ken

    I’m disappointed in this, and my X10 will be the only Sony phone I ever own.

  • Devesh Tripathi

    I would be highly disappointed with this news. I admired SE for their support and quality but this phone is now a total waste of money for me. SE Should listen to the users across the world as this is simply not done. At this cost, we as a customer should get the upgrades if not more. Highly disappointed with SE.

  • John Grimshaw

    This is poor, i mean extremely poor, why not just get onto xda and use the froyo release from them with a few minor changes? Not being updated will stop anyone going for se in the future, i was looking at the upcoming Psp phone but with worries that it won’t be supported after 6 months of a 2 year contract is think I’ll give it a miss and turn everyone I know off the se brand as much as possible.

  • Stephen Smith

    Without app2sd, the X10 line just keeps getting more and more difficult to live with. I have apps that seem to double in size every other month as they are updated. But SE has determined that I should be happy with what they are willing to provide rather than what they promised. They are indeed a 3rd tier vendor.

  • bryan kate

    sony must take the xperia to a higer level…this support from sony is fuckin poor!

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  • wayne hart

    Im just completely shocked at how crap SE are. Im a loyal Sony man. I got screwed with the “Future proofed” ps3. Now totaly screwed with the X10i. I paid hard earned cash for this shit. No more updates? We all want our money back you cheats. Why pay for a top spec phone thats not Top Spec????? REFUND, REFUND, REFUND!!!!!

  • Cleo Andersen

    I will never buy SE again if this is true. 2.2 IS NEEDED for this phone, due to memory issues!!!
    Had I only known there was a limit on the amount of apps you could install, why even have an SD slot on the phone?!
    SE FIX this now!

    Get the 2.2 updates out for these phones!!!

    My wife and I both have the x10 mini pro’s!

  • Big Al

    I will never buy another SE phone.

  • vasanth

    is thereany possible to install adopeflash player in x10mini pro

  • MarilaDeLaGhetto

    I bought x10 in 2010 and after 1month of using android 2.1 crashed! I sent it to warranty and they sent me my phone back & a letter where they said what have they done! They ROOTED android 2.1 for htc something into my phone! Is it possible to root androd 2.2 for htc something into my x10??

  • mmmmmmmm

    This is very bad for for SE if they don’t upgrade their phones to at least 2.2.That is the best way to loose customers.

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