Sony Ericsson Xperia Will Get Android 2.2 Update

Sony Ericsson has yet to launch its line of Android phones, but expectations are already sky high. Xperia X10 is slated to come out soon, while Xperia X10 Mini and Xperia X10 Mini Pro should hit the market by the end of this year.


Sony Ericsson has been working on its dazzling user interface, dubbed UX (Rachael), for more than a couple of years. As a result of the long developement cycle, Xperia X10 would initially ship with Android 1.6 – which is fairly outdated. Thankfully, Sony Ericsson is not planning on leaving buyers of their brand new smart phones stranded with an outdated operating system. Speaking to CNet Asia, a Sony Ericsson spokesperson confirmed that SE will be upgrading all of its Android devices to the newer version. He teased that the upgrade "will be an Eclair variant, so it could be 2.1 or even 2.2″.

This news should be music to the ears of Sony Ericsson fans and anyone looking to buy an Xperia X10 device. At the moment, very little is known about Android 2.2. In fact, SE is possibly the first device manufacturer to even confirm its existence. The update timeframe is also ambiguous, and Sony Ericsson may take four to eight months to deliver the update. However, one thing is sure – exciting times lie ahead for Sony Ericsson and Android fans.

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  • Haegar


    i have recalls….

    got a Xperia X1…. a lot of promises and no results from sony

    • junaid

      yeah absolutely right..SE SUCKS

  • Rory

    I got a sony ericsson x10 now how do i go about upgrading to android 2.2

    • Android 2.1 update for X10 will come out by the end of the month in UK. Other places will also get it soon after. You can update using SEUS.

      • Lyle

        hey pallab de, i have an X10 also and i have been looking all over the internet to find out when the release date for the android update is and i could never find a specific date. Where did you hear that the update will be coming out at the end of the month? thanks.

        • That is the date the update should start hitting various regions. The exact timing may vary based on your location and service provider (for locked handset). The update timeframe has been repeatedly confirmed by SE UK –

  • MIKI 123

    Can U tell what advantages will X10 get with 2.1 Android? I heard a lot of stuff. Like X10 will get HD video shooting, more screen colors, multi-touch option and soooo on.

  • vishanth

    will xperia x10 mini has access or inbuilt to microsoft outlook and other microsoft toolls like excel,word, etc???

    • Xperia ships with a MS Exchange program called Moxier, and has a basic office viewer for opening word, powerpoint etc.

  • I just bought the Xperia and I was wondering how can I get it to work with flash?

  • Chris

    Sony Ericsson USA issued today an open letter on its official Facebook Page in order to explain why the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 on the AT&T network has not yet received the Android 2.1 [Eclair] update that is currently rolling out in several other regions. Unfortunately, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 owners in the United States should not hold their breath, as the company basically indicates that it could take months before Android 2.1 [Eclair] is released.

    Sony Ericsson explains that the update is being initially rolled out in the countries where the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 was first made available back in March of 2010. Since the device didn’t become available until August of this year here in the U.S., the Android 2.1 [Eclair] update can’t be pushed yet. In addition, there are other contributing factors such as technical requirements and testing that can delay the release of the update.

    Check out the full open letter after the break.


    Many of you are aware that we are currently in the midst of rolling out a software update for the Xperia™ line of handsets. We’d like to take a moment to address your questions about how and why an update is made available.

    One factor in determining a software update is when a country first received the handset. The Xperiaâ„¢ X10 has been available in some countries since March 2010 and they are also the first to receive the update. The U.S. received the X10 in August 2010 and will receive the update after the initial countries.

    The second and more impactful factor of the timeline addresses the technical requirements that must be met in order for an update to take place — no matter which country you live in. Unfortunately, we have no control of that timeline factor. Those requirements are provided to us and we work hard to meet and test them as quickly as we can. In the U.S., the testing process is especially rigorous, and can take months to complete, which is why we cannot announce the timing for availability of the X10 update in the U.S. It’s not that we don’t want to; it’s that the timing is undefined until such testing is completed.

    We hear and understand your frustration. We too want you to enjoy the most out of your Sony Ericsson products. We promise to keep you updated on where we are in the process moving forward as more information is ready to be made public. Please stay tuned to this Facebook tab!

    Thank you,

    Sony Ericsson USA

  • song

    follow the link and translate, you see the next OTA update 2.2 SE Xperia 10

    • krishna

      will you please send me the link for android update from 1.6 to 2.1.
      Thnak You.

  • leslie

    Can any one tell mehow to download the latest firmware on my Xperia x10 can some one send me an e-mail. thank you

    • Mad

      There is no update yet, unfortunately.

  • Aditya

    x8 also not being upgraged by SE.
    Its a shame for such a huge cellphone manufacturer which is unable to buy further upgrades for google…..!
    X8 extremely needs multitouch and apps to sd officially.

  • yinyin toh

    how to ugrade android from 2.1 to 2.2?

  • Chester

    I’m Very Disappointed on Sony Ericsson Company. yet they are Continuing The Other Products of phones which has The Latest Android Update. Does this means they are Convincing us to buy their new products just to make Their SE Company Increase Money. Do it for the Costumers not for The Company. We Demand to Continue Xperia Series Android Update 2.2 . Last Warning if this did not Continue on 2012 i won’t buy anymore SE Products >:( We highly Recommend Android 2.2 Update

    (Do it for The People not for The Company)
    Many people are Frustrated.

  • chong

    when X10 can update 2.2 and 2.3?

    • You can already do so. The update was released for selected markets yesterday. Complete rollout will be over by end of next week. In the meanwhile you can grab the update from XDA-Dev.

  • Swamy

    ANDROID 2.2 when coming Sony X10MINIPRO

  • Bleh

    Even With Android 2.1 Can We still Move Apps To Memory Card – If So How? And Are They Actually Going Update to Android 2.2?

  • I couldnt see the link to download, please I need android 2.2 for sony ericcson x10

  • karuppusamy

    i bought sony ericssion xperia x8 android version is 1.6, I need one information with u how to install latest version android on 2.1 or 2.2 in my mobile kindly please inform to me

  • how to update software soni ericsson xperia x10?

  • I got a sony ericsson x10 now how do I go about upgrading to android 2.2.