Sony Ericsson Says Xperia Software Update Starts Sunday
Sony Ericsson today announced that it will begin updating its Android-based Xperia devices to Android 2.1 starting on Sunday, October 31. The Xperia X10, X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro — which shipped with Android 1.6 — will all receive the 2.1 Eclair update. Sony Ericsson will roll out the update in phases, and expects the software update to be distributed throughout the month of November. Most users will be able to update over the air, though some may require the use of a PC. The new software adds capabilities to al three devices, including the newer features in Android 2.1
Review: Sony Xperia X - Unlocked
The Xperia X is an unlocked Android smartphone that Sony is selling directly to consumers. The phone departs from Sony's Xperia Z series in ways that are both good and bad.
Sony Pushing Update to Xperia Z5 Camera
Sony today said it is delivering a new camera experience to the Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact, and Z5 Premium. The heavily revised camera application has been streamlined and simplified.
Sony Says Xperia Z and Other Devices to See Android 5.1
Sony today said that even as it continues to update its Xperia Z line of handsets and tablets to Android 5.0 Lollipop, it will soon begin updating those same devices to Android 5.1. The Xperia Z, Z1, Z2, and Z3, and the T2 Ultra and C3 will all see Android 5.1 beginning in July.
Sony Pushing Nougat to Xperia XZ and X Performance
Sony today said it has begin distributing the Android 7 Nougat operating system to its Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance smartphones. The platform includes multi-window support, longer battery life, more messaging options, manual camera controls, and a revised home screen experience that includes Google Now.
Sony Touts Marshmallow Upgrade for Select Phones
Sony used its official Twitter account to say Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now headed to the Xperia Z5 series handsets, as well as the Z4 Tablet and Z3+ smartphone. The update is being pushed in phases and Sony recommends Xperia owners check with their network operator.
Of course, anyone who just bought anything running 1.6 probably ought to have their head examined, but that's another story.
Now, that's just insulting. It was bad enough that these devices shipped with 1.6, but to now only upgrade them to 2.1, when everyone else is moving to 2.2, is a slap in the face to all the people who bought these