Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 May Get Android 2.1 in September, But Multi-Touch is Impossible

Earlier, we reported that Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will be getting a significant software update somewhere down the line. According to, the aforementioned update is scheduled to hit the waves in September. In all likelihood, Sony Ericsson would be updating its UX interface to Android 2.1. However, I am still hoping that they may choose to surprise us all and instead release Android 2.2 (or Froyo).

Sony Ericsson has also cleared up the confusion surrounding multi-touch support in Xperia X10. As mentioned earlier by their product manager, Xperia X10’s hardware is not capable of supporting multi-touch. Hence, it won’t be receiving this core feature of Android 2.1.


Here is the official word on this matter:

At the time of the announcement of Xperia X10 (3 Nov 2009) we confirmed on our product blog that Xperia X10 would not support the android core feature of multi touch at the time of launch. As the project has evolved we have subsequently announced that that Xperia X10 will be upgraded during its lifecycle with improvements in the User Experience Platform, incorporating software feature improvements and a later release of the android OS. However, owing to the particular hardware and software configuration of the X10, multi-touch capabilities will not be enabled in the core platform irrespective of the software upgrade. Whilst there has been intense discussion amongst online consumers about many of the detailed features supported by the X10, Sony Ericsson has at no point made any official statement indicating support of multi touch as a core feature of the Xperia X10.

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