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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 getting Android 2.1 by 2011

The Xperia X8 finally getting the upgrade it deserves
The Xperia X8 finally getting the upgrade it deserves

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 line up might have been given an Android 2.1 update, but the Xperia X8 looks like it will have to wait.

According to PC World, the new phone will be getting an update, but not any time in the near future, with at least a month or two left to wait.

The Android 2.1 update will be coming 'by the end of the year', meaning it could easily be 2011 before network tests have been run to allow it launch in the UK.

Coming soon

More details on what the update will entail are set to drop soon, as there's no information on what other treats the firmware update will bring.

The original X10 is currently being blessed with HD video recording to add to the 8MP camera it's already packing, but it's uncertain whether the Xperia X8 will get the same treatment.

Either way, anything is better than Android 1.6 for today's modern smartphone user - better integration of social networks and Exchange should at least make the phones a lot more attractive.

From PC World

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.