Owners of the Sony Ericsson X10 have been patiently waiting to here when their handsets would get upgraded to Android 2.1. Good News as Sony has just told us that the Xperia X10 family of smarpthones will be getting Android 2.1 in Q3 2010.
The update to Android 2.1 includes the Xperia X10, the Xperia X10 Mini and the Xperia X10 Mini Pro, and this new version of Android will being some exciting new features to the Xperia X10.
The Xperia X10 will get the ability to record video in HD, 720p we presume although this hasn’t been confirmed as yet. Sony have also said that the Xperia X10 will be getting an update which will let you wirelessley display content on your HDTV.
The Xperia™ X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro smartphones will all receive software upgrades during their lifecycle to improve performance and add new communication and entertainment experiences. From Q3 2010 onwards, the Xperia™ X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro smartphones will be upgraded to run on the Android 2.1 operating system in selected markets. The Xperia™ X10’s position as the best multimedia Android smartphone will be strengthened through the addition of HD video recording as part of the same Q3 upgrade. A further upgrade to the Xperia™ X10 in Q4 will make it possible to connect wirelessly to and display content on your television and enhance the Timescape™ and Mediascape applications.
Make sure you check out our review of the Xperia 10 to see what we thought of Sony’s Android handset. Have a look and our article on Android vs iPhone to see which smartphone and mobile platform is best for you.