Few weeks ago, a news broke out that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has been rooted, which unfortunately turned out to be fake and disappointed the fellow users. Now the developers have claimed along with a proof that the X10 has been finally rooted. The image shows the first production unit which has been rooted.
The Xperia X10 users can now unleash the full capabilities of X10, which was hidden beneath the preloaded Android 1.6. The possibilities of loading Android 2.2 on X10 can also be possible(have to wait for it), but Android 2.1 will definitely come on the X10 before Q3. The root has not been publically released yet. But the developers have said that, they will release it when they are sure it is ready to roll out.
When a new Android device is released, a bounty is set by the developers for the first person to get access to the root. The bounty amount on the X10 rose up to $1650 last month, which is finally achieved by jerpelea, biktor_gj and bin4ry of the xda forums. Now, all the X10 users have a reason to cheer because they will not be bound with the outdated Android 1.6 on their device anymore.
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The latest member of the Sony Ericsson Xperia series, the X8 has been caught in a hands-on video. The Xperia X8 will be filling the gap between the gigantic Xperia X10 and the tiny Xperia X10 mini. The Xperia X8 has a 3″ capacitive touchscreen with HVGA (480 x 320) resolution.
Despite having a bigger screen than X10 mini, the X8 sports the same X10 mini UI. The X8 has the same four corner shortcuts and widgets pane as in X10 mini. The onscreen QWERTY is better on the 3″ screen. The X8 will have Android 1.6 at the time of release in Q3 2010, but it will be upgraded to Android 2.1 sooner than later.
The Xperia X8 has been confirmed to have a price below EURO 200 ($248 & INR 11,350). The price tag could be a big advantage for X8 because there is hardly any good low range Android device in the market. Below is a hands-on video of X8, the video is small but answers the basic questions regarding the X8. More info on Xperia X8 is here.
Sony Ericsson previously announced that, the Android 2.1 update for Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro will roll out in Q4 2010, which was highly disappointing for the users. But today, Sony Ericsson at their product blog confirmed that the Android 2.1 update with HD (720P) recording feature for Xperia X10 will roll out in Q3 2010.
Sony Ericsson at their product blog said,
” Previously on this blog we communicated that we will update our 2010 Xperia phones (Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro) to Android OS 2.1 in Q4. We are today happy to confirm that all of these phones will now get the update to Android 2.1 from the latter part of Q3 and onwards (timing will vary from market to market, some will be in Q4. Please follow this blog for further information with regards to exact timing of the upgrades).We are of course very glad to offer this upgrade earlier than originally planned. Xperiaâ„¢ X10’s position will also be further strengthened through the addition of HD video recording as part of the same Q3 upgrade. A further upgrade to the Xperiaâ„¢ X10 in Q4 will make it possible to connect and display wirelessly content on your television and enhance the Timescapeâ„¢ and Mediascape applications.”
This means that Sony Ericsson has decided to roll out the Android 2.1 update earlier and improving their Timescape and Mediascape application later, which is a very good move. Hopefully, the Android 2.1 update will roll out in the end of Q3 (depending on market). The Xperia X10 users have something to cheer now.
Few days ago, we reported about a rumored Android running handset “Shakira”. The suspense didn’t last longer on it because Sony Ericsson today, officially announced the “Shakira” as X8. The X8 will be the latest addition in Xperia series lineup and another Android running device from Sony Ericsson.
The official specification of Xperia X8 is also disclosed. The X8 will have a 3″ TFT capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors display and 480 x 320 resolution. X8 will also have a 3.5 mm slot. The internal memory of X8 will be of 128MB and the microSD slot will be expandable up to 16GB (2GB will come onboard).
The Xperia X8 will support 2G and 3G connectivity. Wi-Fi will be present (the details is still not clear). The Bluetooth version is of 2.1 with A2DP support. The camera will be of 3.15MP. The video recording resolution is still not disclosed but we are expecting at least VGA resolution at 30fps. GPS with aGPS support will also be available.
The Android version will be 1.6. The processor inside will have a clock speed of 600MHz. Stereo FM radio with RDS is also present. The battery will have a power of 1200mAh. The Xperia X8 will be available in White, Dark Blue/ White, Aqua Blue/ White, Pink/ White, Silver/ White colors.
The Xperia X8 is scheduled to release in Q3 2010. The pricing is still not officially disclosed. But we expect it to be around EURO 230 or more (INR 15000-16000), as said by Sony Ericsson.
*Note: We do not guarantee the above prices.
Remember the smaller brother of the X10 we told you nearly a couple of weeks ago? Some unseen pictures of the bigger brother of the X10 Mini, and the smaller brother of the X10 have been published at Se-nse blog. The handset will be known as the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8. Earlier, the X8 was known by its code name – Shakira.
Looking at the pictures published on the blog, the phone lacks a LED flash. The screen size of the phone will be around 3.2-inch to 3.5-inch. The XPERIA X8 will also feature the proprietary Sony Ericsson MediaScape and TimeScape UI.
Also from the above pictures, the phone looks quite bulky. As of now, there is no information available about hardware specifications of the device. We need to wait for the official announcement from Sony Ericsson for the hardware specification of the phone, or for a leak.
In all probability, the hardware specification of the phone will be similar to that of the X10 Mini.
Sony Ericsson has been struggling to keep up with the Android release cycle, but apparently that is not going to stop them from dabbling with other platforms. According to unconfirmed rumors, Sony Ericsson is currently working on a mysterious Windows Phone 7 powered device, codenamed Julie.
Very little is known about this enigmatic device, but Julie is expected to have dimensions similar to the Xperia X10, which has a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen. However, unlike the X10, Julie will have multi-touch support. It should also house a powerful processor (1 GHz dual core or more) and a sliding QWERTY keypad. The interesting bit is that Windows Phone 7 comes with in-built support for the Xbox Live platform, which is a direct competitor to Sony’s Playstation Network.
As always, treat this news with a pinch of salt, since nothing has been confirmed yet. However, this particular source has been right before and there is a fair chance that he may be right again.
Sony Ericsson Vivaz PRO is now launched in India and is available in most parts of it. The Sony Ericsson Vivaz PRO is the QWERTY keypad equipped version of Sony Ericsson Vivaz. The Sony Ericsson Vivaz PRO is a Symbian handset, S60 version 5 is the OS in it.
The Sony Ericsson Vivaz PRO has a 3.2″ resistive touchscreen with nHD (640 x 360) resolution. A 3.5mm jack is also present. The internal memory is of 75MB and the external microSD slot is expandable up to 16GB (8GB card will come onboard). Sony Ericsson Vivaz PRO also has 2G and 3G support. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g with DLNA support is also present. The Bluetooth version is 2.1 with A2DP support.
The camera in Vivaz PRO is of 5MP resolution with LED flash. The video is recorded in HD (720P) resolution at 24fps and has the very useful continuous autofocus feature. Symbian S60 v5 is the sporting OS in it. The processor inside has a clock speed of 720MHz with PowerVR SGX graphics support.
Stereo FM with RDS support is also available. GPS with aGPS support is also available. TV out is also supported (VGA). The battery is of 1200mAH power (Li-Po). Vivaz PRO will be available in black and white. The price in India is around Rs. 24500 (EURO 434).
The smallest of all Android phones in the market, the Xperia X10 mini has hit the Indian market. The Xperia X10 mini is now available in most parts of India. The Xperia X10 mini also has won the Red Dot award for the best design.
The Xperia X10 mini runs on Android 1.6 with customized Sony Ericsson UXP interface. The processor inside is Qualcomm MSM7227 with a clock speed of 600MHz. The internal memory is of 128MB and the microSD slot is expandable up to 16GB, a 2GB card comes onboard. The X10 mini has 2G and 3G support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g is also present. The Bluetooth version is of 2.1 with A2DP support.
Xperia X10 mini has a 5MP camera with LED flash and records videos of VGA resolution at 30fps. Stereo FM radio with RDS support is also present.
The price of X10 mini is India is Rs.15000 (EURO 265) or less. The X10 mini is available in pearl white, black, pink, lime, red or silver color.
Sony Ericsson weren’t kidding when they said that the Xperia X10 would only be the first in a series of similar Android handsets. If you thought that the Xperia X10 was too big and the Xperia X10 Mini and Mini Pro were too small, then you are going to be pleased with Sony Ericsson Shakira. It has the same curvilinear design as other Android powered Xperia handsets, but is smaller than the Xperia X10.
From the screenshot, it’s apparent that Shakira will be sporting the UX platform used in Xperia. It also reveals that Shakira is using the pre-historic Android 1.6. It’s possible that Sony Ericsson might update the operating system to Android 2.1 prior to (or just after) its release. However, don’t expect Froyo, since at present Sony Ericsson has no plans for it. The name hints at the possibility that Shakira might be a music oriented high end smartphone. Very little else is known about this mystery device, but we are hoping that it will house a meaty 1 GHz Snapdragon processor like its older brother.
Don’t forget to let us know how you feel about Sony Ericsson Shakira. Are you willing to buy a handset with an outdated operating system? Do you think that Sony Ericsson is making a mistake by not moving to Froyo?
We can’t help with the back to back leaked news from Sony Ericsson. It seems like everything is leaking under their chair. First, the two leaked phones and now Android 2.1 running on Xperia X10.
The pictures are of Android 2.1 running on Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. However, it is still in early stages of development, as the Sony Ericsson UXP interface is missing. The Xperia X10 users will to wait for its release but for the time being, they can see what is coming to them.
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