No Android updates for Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 beyond 2.1

January 6, 2011
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Sony Ericsson has confirmed to Android Community this morning that the XPERIA X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro will see no further Android OS updates beyond Android 2.1 Eclair. The news is likely to come as a significant disappointment to early-adopters of Sony Ericsson's Android range.

However, Sony Ericsson insists that there will be future enhancements to the X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro, for instance a multitouch update for the X10 in Q1 2011, as the company refines the experience of the handsets moving forward. Still, if you want Froyo, Gingerbread or anything else, it looks like unofficial ROMs are the only way to get them.

Update: Sony Ericsson has given us the following statement:

"We believe that the current Xperia range on Android 2.1 coupled with Sony Ericsson’s proprietary upgrades and unique hardware delivers a user experience that is on par with, and in many cases better than, a vanilla installation of Android 2.2.

We’re planning another upgrade to bring new features (such as for example multi-touch for Xperia X10) to the current family of Xperia™ smartphones in Q1 2011.

Our priority right now is to keep enhancing the user experience of the existing products through coming updates and to deliver a fantastic range of smartphones in 2011 that are all on the latest possible version of Android - that is a target we are determined to hit."


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  • Allan

    if you’re going to post news like this, how about including a link to the original source?

    this is how rumors start.

  • Karnka

    Read the article:

    “Sony Ericsson has confirmed to Android Community this morning”

    There isn’t a source link, this is the source.

  • Don

    I’d like to say I’m surprised… but.. eh.

  • Anton

    First and last Sony Ericsson. Wonder how many stupid users will buy a new Sony Ericsson every 6-12 months only to get an OS upgrade with a Handy downgrade…

  • Hasan

    just checked the official blog, no such thing mentioned in january archives, but se bragging about xperia arc, kinda rubbing it on our (x10 owners) faces

  • Niels C

    Hmmm, 12 months of “real” support and that’s that? It doesn’t quite satisfy me, although 2.1 obviously was a worthwhile upgrade.
    Now that they’ve got Gingerbread “in their house” why don’t they implement it on the “old” Xperia models?

  • DiegoDD

    And what about Xperia X8? the small sibling of X10?

    any word on that?

  • Jay

    @antone
    ..
    As many stupid samsung galaxy (vibrant, epic etc )owners .They will be buying the galaxy 2 so they can have the latest andriod version .

  • lkkkkkkk

    what about x8??

  • ShiZ

    hurrrrrrrrrrrrrr SUCK SE SUCK SE SUCK SE SUCK SE SUCK SE SUCK SE SUCK SE SUCK SE SUCK SE

  • juanin

    I hate you SE, how is possible other models like LG Optimus One have 2.2 and the X10 can’t, I bought this model trusting in you, and you threw my hopes away.

  • Alex Praga

    Disappointment!

    I don’t want an update on my phone just because! The truth is that, since the minute I’ve spent 500 EUROS in a X10, 2 months ago, I’ve never had, besides the looks, the fluid experience SE sells in marketing.

    The phone interface lags (even freezes) in many GUI interactions, which simply drives me nuts. Additionally, every now an than the tag “>= 2.2″ is limiting the access to increasing android apps and widgets.

    I confess, I’m a SONY fan and X10 was already my 3rd SE phone. I will be stuck to this phone, unhappy and feeling stupid, for a long mortgage period… then I’ll look for another brand. Not as cool when turned off… but up to date!

  • leechgod

    keep faith in SE people….they r always late(maybe too late),but do bring updates…

  • Jim

    Good lesson learned. I certainly won’t be buying the Xperia they’re showing off at CES. Or the new PS phone (if it arrives).

    Doubtful they’ll get updates either!

    That’s why I stick with Google devices. G1 -> N1 and going to NS when it hits Canada. Are they the best hardware? No… but sure as hell the BEST software. And without software the phone is useless.

  • Rui

    Hi Alex Praga, dissapointment is the word. I also have now the felling that I should have invested my money in another mobile, not SE. Sadness! Thanks SE :-(

  • ryder69

    guys me also get angry when i first read the news but i read it and understand it seems that we will have a late updates for 2.2 froyo to make way of xperia arc. If u read it care fully here it is.
    We’re planning another
    upgrade to bring new
    features (such as for
    example multi-touch for
    Xperia X10) to the current
    family of Xperia ™
    smartphones in Q1 2011.
    Our priority right now is to
    keep enhancing the user
    experience of the existing
    products through coming
    updates and to deliver a
    fantastic range of
    smartphones in 2011.

    MEANS THAT THEY WILL DO UPGRADE BUT NOT THE 2.2 FROYO AS WE EXPECTED MAYBE Q3 OF 2011 SO LETS N0T LOST HOPE!

  • македонија

    U CAN BURN IN HELL…

  • CHRIS

    I AM NOW LOCKED IN A 2 YEAR CONTRACT WITH AN OBSELETE PHONE !!!!!! WHY ARE WE TAKING THIS SHIT OFF THEM??? THIS PHONE IS SUPPOSED TO BE A TOP END PHONE AND THEY TURN AROUND AND SAY ” FUCK YOU..WE HAVE A NEW PRODUCT TO CONCENTRATE ON NOW ” WE ALL NEED TO FLOOD THEM WITH COMPLAINTS AND REPORT THEM TO A PRODUCT WATCHDOG.
    I HOPE YOU BURN IN HELL FOR ETERNITY SONY ERICSSON ,YOU HAVE MADE IT SHIT FOR US NOW.

  • Lewis

    Hey Sony Ericsson, if youre reading this…….FUCK YOU!!

  • Big Will

    I got my X10 in May 2010 on a 2 year contract and i am well pissed to hear that there will not be a 2.2 update. I was really hoping for this so i could use Flash content but now im well angry. First and last SE phone for me ever!

  • Alan G

    This is a pity.
    I was looking forward to the ‘portable WiFi hotspot’ capability of 2.2, so that I can use my notebook over the mobile network (albeit slowly) when out of range of public WiFi hotspots.

  • Kevin

    If you can stand losing camera functionality, go to xda developers, root your phone and develop their froyo build. I have and Im happy I did.

  • Jerry

    P*ssed off like hell! Fifth and last SE!! F them!

  • bigdave

    had nothing but sonys from day one,brilliant phones always have been gone through about 7 now but if no good news for the x10 in nest couple of months then im affraid im off to the dark side and buyin an apple. this is no good sony,another 12 months i have got you for and i aint fucking happy with it you dont give a crap. £500 burning a hole in my pocket and you aint getting it till ya pull your finger out of your arse!!

  • Lindsey2

    Maybe it’s timfor a Class Action Lawsuit. Google this and read article. Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against T-Mobile and Samsung Over Lack of Froyo Update to Vibrant
    Seems like SE is doing the same thing. Here in the US I don’t know anyone who has the update. I have always been a SE fan, but not after this. I also am stuck with this WPOS for 2 years. SE you ought to be ashamed. I am going to stop telling people to buy this Xperia POS.

  • Alfredo Nieto

    The X10 is my third SE phone and, until now, I’d been quite happy about them. Not anymore. I can’t believe the money I’ve spent on this phone just to be told “eff off sweetness, we’re working on the ARC”.

    If you’re reading this, SE, be sure that I’ll be spreading word about this.

  • Pissed off

    Well well this is what I get after using their handsets for years. Damn you imbeciles. Ditching your old customers once you’ve developed a new handset AND expecting us to continue to be the morons you envisioned us to be by buying your phones and continue to support for your scam-money-making cause.

    Well done, I say.

  • Cris

    I wanted so much one SE android X10, but that disappointed me!! :(

  • x 10 No Good Xperiance

    Needless to say I’ve taken my W810i out of the drawer and put the X10 in the drawer. Smartphone…not so smart SE!!!
    It needs the update. Let’s go!!

  • Jeremy

    that’s a big let down , especially when some x10 users still have the 1.6 and still waiting for the 2.1 update…trying to stay away from the samsung but your pushing me more towards buying it….

  • Shamirahamed4u

    im using x10 mini pro application are insalled in phone memory only that slow my phone want to over come that

  • Shamirahamed4u

    im using x10 mini pro application are insalled in phone memory only that slow my phone want to over come that

  • Aloa

    SE are so arrogant. Don’t they realise people are TIED into long 2 year contracts, that are now like a ball and chain! I will never buy another SE phone again f*** you SE!

  • Law51e

    Moses said, pick up your shovel and mount your ass and I will lead you to the promised land. Today SE will kick your ass and tell you there is no promised land.

  • 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.
    .
    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
    .
    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….

  • Paulito

    I totally wasted money on the x10 mini. Seriously, i do regret being a 10 year loyal SE user already. When the rest of the world can get 2.2, X10 mini users are left to rot like dinosaurs and what they said that the users are happy with 2.1? Seriously? Show me one that is happy with 2.1

    Maybe they are happy since they do not know of the benefits of 2.2 yet. This is what loyalty gets you, nothing. Hard work to earn money to get this treatment? Oh never again. My X10 mini is going to to ebay or maybe i can brick it and hang it on the wall to remind me not to get an SE phone ever again

  • Cybersepu7

    Long time ago I stopped using Sony phones and I bought the X10 expecting a hell of a better phone… but these delays with the 2.0 update made me decide to swittch to another phone, obviously not a Sony, as soon as I can.
    I agree with Paulito: total waste of my money.

  • Carel

    Been an Ericsson client 20 odd years. Have had X10 mini pro ±6 months now. The form factor is nice & the Qwerty k’brd sweet, but I just wanted something that worked, ie. make calls (when I decide, not it decides), capable of xfer pics & contacts via PC Suite (not any new shit, why), & dial-up networking over Bluetooth. EVERYTHING with this phone is a mission. Why can’t something work out the box?

    No more.

  • http://koowie.com Koowie

    This is a big letdown.

  • not loyal to SE anymore

    this is very disappointing..i’ve been a loyal SE user for 10 years and now, i’ve been using my xperia x10 mini pro for about 4 months now..at first it’s pretty amazing with it’s smart features..and better when i had the 2.1 update..but knowing that there won’t be any higher updates than 2.1 is really disappointing..a lot of SE users will be very pissed off knowing this info..we’re all gonna be stuck with just a simple upgrade..i think we deserve better upgrades or continuous upgrades for our phones..might as well find a better phone..SE better stop producing phones..SE, this is not a smart move..you’ll loose a lot of consumers..

  • just lookin

    Sony Xperia X10: Sony disappointed countless customers when it said its Xperia X10 line of phones wouldn’t be upgraded past Android 2.1 earlier this year. Now, however, Sony has reconsidered its stance and said it will upgrade the Xperia X10 to Android 2.3. According to a company blog posted in late March, Android 2.3 — 2.3.3, to be specific — will hit Xperia X10 phones late in the second quarter or early in the third quarter of 2011. Before you get too excited, though, note that Sony says the upgrade will be delivered to “generic trade versions” of the phone — and that carrier-customized versions may or may not be included. “We will have to get back with more information on this at a later stage,” Sony says, “but we want to be very clear already at this stage on the fact that some of you may not get this upgrade.” Sony also notes that Xperia X10 phones will not be upgraded again beyond the Gingerbread level

  • Jinmingzhang97

    I have a Xperia x10 mini. The piece of shit only had 128mb worth of storage. Without android 2.2, the phone’s full after downloading a few apps. I’m on a 24 month contract and this is bullshit. Fuck you SE! Not happy.

  • Jinmingzhang97

    I have a Xperia x10 mini. The piece of shit only had 128mb worth of storage. Without android 2.2, the phone’s full after downloading a few apps. I’m on a 24 month contract and this is bullshit. Fuck you SE! Not happy.

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  • nil

    I have the Sony Xperia x10, its a piece of ship to use.

  • nil

    I have the Sony Xperia x10, its a piece of ship to use.

  • Nil

    I have the Sony Xeperia X10. Its a piece of shit.

  • Nil

    I have the Sony Xeperia X10. Its a piece of shit.

  • Fjjsmith

    I am very disapointed. I’ve always recommended Sony Ericson for everybody, but now I don’t know anymore. Maybe I should also move over to HTC ….
    Sony Ericson sorry but I think u are going to loose allot of customers with this…

  • Srinivas_dubey

    As a end user even i am now planning to shift either to samsung or HTC just bcoz of Android version(2.1 is a very old version in android market)….Sorry to say this but cant help.

  • B432

    I have got a X10 Mini PRO and I am fed up to wait for Android 2.2 or more.
    I am going to buy a HTC Desire Z (bigger than mini PRO but with keyboard as well).
    NO MORE SE MOBILE PHONE IN MY LIFE !!!!

  • http://twitter.com/FreakDomoBitch lulz.

    I know so many people with Xperias that have either had their phone’s stop working all together or have a lot of trouble with them working, my X10 mini pro shuts down daily and the charger was broken after 2 months. I bought this phone in July 2010 and I regret it. As much as I love the qwerty keyboard and some of the other features, it can be so slow. Having over 1000 messages in my inbox slows down every part of my phone where as on a Samsung it doesn’t change a thing. I’ve been hoping to update my phone for a long time and this is such a let down. I also hate the fact that you need a pc to update androids. Have you forgotten that there are people that actually use Mac? I’ve never wanted to change from Sony Ericsson, I’m hoping to get the Neo maybe if I can afford it. My brother has it and at the moment he likes it but I wouldn’t be surprised if it starts to give him trouble within the next few months. Sort yourselves out Sony Ericsson, you have a LOT of unhappy users that you will most likely lose.

  • Hitmanviki

    You guys are the most dumb heads in the universe you guys should give update..android speciality is to upgrade to newer version you are not letting us do it

  • Steve Gormley

    Well, fcuk you very much SE.
    You know very well that many of your phones are sold on 24 month contracts.  And that some of the best apps are available only to Android 2.3. Sure, I’d like to go out and buy 3 of the latest and best for my family and me. But guess what, after this, they won’t be SE.

  • Love Yan817

    Well, there is no more SE phone in my life after this dumb x10 mini pro.

  • Wtf 19

    se sucks… i have se x10 mini it was my first (definetly last)
     se phone..  

  • Madepres

    i need a bin to throw away this garbage called x10 mini

  • Heidee

    Lo peor que he tenido es la porqueria de Sony Ericsson x10,se encuentra siendo un android 1.6 y nunca lo he podido actualizar y lo tengo hace un año. No puedo descargar ni juegos que en otros android pueden tener. Si hay alguien que me pueda ayudar se lo agradecere ya que tengo un contrato de dos años con la compañia de celular y tuve que pagar $350.00 por mi cel :(

  • Chaitu_venkata

    when we can get updates for 2.1 to 2.2 for xperia 10

  • Sandy

    guys plz tell me how to update androied of mini pro 

  • Ninad Borkar0

    fuck…i thot SE will keep some standard…it was my first cell phn(andriod) definetly the last one …i mean…wen i’ll purchase wid my own money…only till dat….bt still i m really dissappointed by SE….i ws abusing samsung,lg etc fones…wch my frnds do have…dey r getting regular updates…n m jst watching their faces…plz plz plz SE do sumthng :'( i wnt an update…

  • Abreham tesfagiorgis

    not worked…….

  • Baterista170399

    That’s why I’ll change my X10 Mini Pro for an iPhone as soon as iPhone 5 is released.

  • Mymumsuck

    i have a problem… when i try to connect to internet it say:not in range..since 3 dayz! can someone help me? and i restarted my phone 10 times but doesnt work help me!!

  • iceman

    bye bye x10, hello iphone 

  • tikaram jabil

    hi….

  • Gurk

    bye x10, hello iPhone

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FNJWLD5HRTI3BZCQEQHOE5OUQA Al_3Twi

    Why!!! So no updates for x10 mini!!!!!

  • Galihwisnu

    say good bye to X10 Mini !!! say hello to Samsung Galaxy TAB

  • Rottyron

    bye x10 mini pro hello xperia play

  • Sarah1980thompson

    it a pile of pooh , is there a custom android system you can put on the sony ericsson xperia x10 mini ?

  • Sajithkollam

    I purchase two phones from sony ericsson X1 and X10 these two product is not so good windows phone have lot of problem and  not getting support from sony and i wish good support from android x10 but reality is different no OS update no speed, but the price is not so bad. Exactly I lost my money to buy sonyericsson phones next time i choose only samsung products .

  • LALA

    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    IF YOU CANNOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT THIS PRODUCTS FURTHER UPDATES THEN IT IS A VERY BIG BACK FIRE AND LET DOW TO THE CUSTOMERS. YOU DO NOT SHOW ANY (C.R.S.). CONSUMER SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. I THINK THIS PRODUCT SHOULD BE DEMOLISHED IN THE MARKET. THERE SHOULD BE REFUNDS TO ALL CUSTOMERS, WHO PURCHASED THIS PRODUCT,X10I.

    THIS A MAJOR REASON WHY YOU GUYS AS A COMPANY CANNOT OVERTAKE SAMSUNG AND .APPLE. THEY DO NOT BACKFIRE AFTER THEY HAVE ALREADY LAUNCHED A PRODUCT.

    THINK ABOUT IT !

    ANYWAYS , I DON’T KNOW WHY I SPENT MY TIME WRITING ALL THIS , YOU GUYS DONT EVEN READ IT.

  • Rain_96

    fuck it,i’ve regret buying xperia x10 mini, i thought it can be upgrade to 2.3 but NO!!! no more androids update for sony ericsson xperia x10 beyond 2.1,so all i can say is bullshit for sony ericsson making that xperia x10 like crap, i’ve seen XPERIA MINI is more better than xperia x10,this all fucking bullshit,so i gonna recommend to my friends do not buy xperia x10 and it’s sibling,because it doesnt have more updates for your android….
    i’m using XPERIA X10 MINI

  • Blueboy777UK

    I managed for 2 years with my X10 mini pro and whilst I won’t be joining the Apple iFan brigade, I 100% won’t be having another SE. I have struggled with the slow response, the applications freezing and force closing, the lack of support and updates from SE. Time for change!

  • luke

    My shit E10i won’t even update to google play. its slow all the time and I cant even download more than 5 apps the only good thing about the phone is the……. NOTHING!!!! I fucking hate it I thorght it was a great brand clearly not.

  • Israel Dupisen Lucnagan Tayabe

    Well, I loved Sony Ericson phones also xperia ,. just being contented.

  • Sony Ericsson user for 10years

    300e for Xperia mini, and now I have half-functional phone. You people owe us at least 2.2 update.