Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Will NOT Get Android 2.2 Update

Sony Ericsson UK has confirmed that the Xperia X10, X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro and the X8 won’t be getting the Android 2.2 update after all. This news is definitely not going to please all the Xperia owners out there.

However, Sony Ericsson says that the Xperia X10 and its other siblings will get many other enhancements via software update.


Sony Ericsson has already stated that they will release a software update for the X10 in Q1 of 2011 which will bring multi-touch support to the handset. Apparently, Sony Ericsson will also release another update which will add new functionalities to the MediaScape and TimeScape UI of the handset.

However, X10, X10 Mini Pro, X10 Mini and X8 users now need to look at the Custom ROM scene for their handset to get Android 2.2 or Android 2.3 running on their handset.

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Rajesh Pandey

Rajesh is a 19 year old nerd, currently pursuing B.Com Hons from Bhawanipore college in Kolkata, India. He loves everything tech, especially Android. You can follow him on twitter @ePandu or mail to him at [email protected]

  • Thushee

    Not even for Xperia X10? wow!

    • viipul

      SE sud b penalised for this horrible decision of not giving upgrate to 2.2 or 2.3
      i will advise hundreds of my friends nt to buy sony f…in crap..
      i request all d users to get together and air their dissent on web and offline
      lets bury the sony erricson

  • Mauricio

    Horrible company do not buy their products!

  • rohit

    i m throwing my x10 mini……sony sucks…….damm sony…i hate sony……my worst mistake sony…..

  • Analogy

    I just hope that all this is only kind of advertising to make more talking about Xperia and Sony Ericsson will surprise us with update to Android 2.2, or straightly to 2.3. In other case I will burn my X10 and whole company with pack of matches..

  • wolfgang?

    why wouldn’t they update the Xperia’s? that will make them a loser in the cellphone industry…I mean that’s so selfish, other handset users are so happy of their updated androids while we are stuck in this obsolete-like thing…

  • David Azzam

    it’s unfair ! xperia users should get the android 2.3 update, if not i will never by a sony ericsson again :)

  • Matt

    Okey becuase sony isn’t giving us the android 2.2 or 2.3 update we wont beable to have the Adobe Flash plugin for all those games you play on Facebook. Which that idea i thought was brillant but becuase Sony are stupid they will loose the Xperia owners an people will go to Apple or Nokia.
    They Should bring a special update for us for not giving us Android 2.2/2.3.
    I also want to say is that Timescape an Mediascape is just crap. i use mediascape but i just touch one button an thats it to listern to music, you dont need all that fancy crap.

  • sai kumar

    cant we just petition sony ericcson to introduce at least froyo for xperia series?

  • sai kumar

    cant we just petition sony ericcson to introduce at least froyo for xperia series?? please reply

  • krishna

    will sony ericsson release sndriod 2.3 for x10 mini?

  • Antrix

    If we really call these as “updates” then they should come straight off from Google like in the case of Microsoft or even Apple. What’s even the point of including those manufacturers in the updating loop? But the whole business is about IP rights which Google sells to the manufacturers. Thanks to this stretegy Android is as screwed as it’s desktop cousins.

  • ignas

    i will never buy sony products agan. HTC is now on my target

    • Soulaiman


      I just want to say that HTC is not better in this subject, I had so many htc’s and I only got once a update for one thatr was rtealy high end. The other mid-end phones never get updated and are full of crap and bugs. An one thing: BATTRY LIFE SUCKS EVEN MORE ON HTC THAN ON NOKIA’s

  • Sandy

    I bought Sony exp X10…… I was brand loyal to sony from many years but now I wont trust on sony bz I waiting for 2.2 update from many days but this company do not care abt their existing customers. this is the worst company i have seen… In future I am not gonna purchase any sony brand and well as I suggest many people i know for dont go for sony erriccson brand…

    • uma

      same here. Will never buy again

    • helmi

      already buy.. x10mini pro.. sad.. :'(

  • dhaval patel

    this all is fack .dude i have update my x10i from 2.1 to 2.2
    sony is best

    • Ragu

      How you updated from 2.1 to 2.2?

    • paul1994

      yeah, how did you did that? hmmm..

    • tim

      how did u get it please tell me how ([email protected]

  • paul1994

    all is well. I’m hoping SE will resolve this problem. I believe in you, SE :)

  • Pearl

    Sony this not fair to your loyal users, I have been a loyal user of your product, with first the Xperia X1, then Xperia X2 ,my husband has the Xperia X10 and the X10 mini ,now you tell us that we can’t get the 2.2 or 2.3. Sony I bought a new Bluetooth headset that requires that 2.2 or 2.3 on my phones so I can use the voice activation, so please tell me what I am to do now. Well I know my husband and decided to throw away these useless phones and go to Nokia or Apple and use their products, I am sure they have phones that are compatible with our headset, Sony you can selfishly keep your operating system for your self . GOOD BYE!!!!!!!!!!

    • Thanks SE, for letting me and my family stop buying SE phones. With that announcement and due to all of us waiting to update our 9 month old phones to 2.2 or 2.3 in vain, you have just lost our family’s confidence and we will NEVER EVER buy another SE again.

      No updates for our 9 month old phones which cost us nearly a grand each….. suck.

  • paul

    well i was abt to buy se xperia mini.. now it seems i need to re think abt it.

  • rehaan

    thts it sony u’v dug ur own grave aftr this anouncement…thrs nothing left but a shut down to u S.E. ppl…..loyalty has no value to u ppl!!!!

  • rehaan

    NOT even a single person from my family or my friends wud buy a S.E mobile in his lyf…nd il make sure they nvr do….!!!!

  • naveen

    i will never buy sony products agan.

  • Nazeem Slamdien

    I upgraded my cellphone contract from Samsung to Sony Ericsson (X10 mini pro). My only requirement was that it had to be small. Besides being small, the phone is not very user-friendly. Maybe I’m just dumb (43 yrs old)
    but with Samsung, I was an expert. Thought I would make a change. Biggest mistake I made for a long time. Everybody said, android is the way to go. Now I hear I won’t even be able to upgrade the software. I wish I wasn’t so dumb to choose Sony.

  • vijay

    Sony is really bad. not shipping updates. All other compenies are shipping and sony is not shipping, this means sony want money for everything. BAD strategy

  • A SHAH

    this is absolute bullying by SONY ERICSSON. this is their strategy for all their products! by denying upgrades for x10 pro it is forcing the existing users to go for newer phones! this strategy is also used in their laptop sales by denying the drivers for their customised hardware for newer os. ALL USERS SHOULD STOP USING SONY!!! in fact i feel ACER, SAMSUNG, LG, products are more value for money!!

    • ahsen

      f**k u all who said that sony is bad i also have x10 mini pro but i dont say lyk that abt sony u guys r all f*****s f**k u

  • shantinath

    Sir, I have the sony ericsson xperia 10 mini pro when we getting th android 2.2.
    Please tell me.

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