Sony Ericsson X10 ‘Multi-Touch’ Update To Roll Out This Week In Japan
By on January 20th, 2011

A couple of months ago, we had reported that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will get partial’ multi-touch support via a software update from Sony Ericsson. The company had promised to release the software update by Q1 of 2011.

Now, it looks like Sony Ericsson is going to roll out the update slowly and steadily. Starting this week, the company is going to release the multi-touch’ software update in Japan for the NTT DoCoMo branded X10′s.

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The software update will only bring partial’ multi-touch to the X10. It will only allow users to take advantage of the pinch-to-zoom gesture. All the in-built applications on the phone like the Browser and the Maps will be updated to support this new multi-touch gesture as well. However, users won’t be able to enjoy the new multi-touch gestures offered by the new Google Maps 5.

Third party applications can also make use of this limited’ multi-touch support on the X10. But, users should expect this multi-touch gesture implementation to be erratic at best since it’s more of a hack. The X10 digitizer does not support true’ multi-touch and Sony Ericsson has got this partial’ multi-touch working by some clever driver coding.

Nevertheless, something is better than nothing and this software update will hopefully please all the X10 owners out there.

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  • M. le Roux

    Great! So what? Sub-standard hardware with old software for a PREMIUM pice. NEVER again!
    My next phone will NOT be a Sony! NEVER again!
    I’m thinking of selling my x10 and getting an HTC … or even a Motorola but NOT SE!!!!!!!

 
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