Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Gets a Firmware Update

Stability and performance improvements

Sony Ericsson has just revealed that a new firmware update is available for Xperia X10 users. While we're waiting for the major operating system update to version 2.1, the company decided to improve the smartphone's stability and performance. The update has only been announced and will be rolled out gradually in selected markets. There's no information about a certain order in which the update will be available, instead you are encouraged to check with your local Sony Ericsson customer support.

The fresh update for Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 seems to be focusing on improving the general performance, speed and responsiveness of the gadget. This will probably make the migration to the new Android 2.1 much smoother. The update also includes speed improvements in messaging tasks and camera UI. In addition, Sony Ericsson added a free back up and restore application, so users will never lose their settings and information. In selected markets, PlayNow with premium applications and games will be added after the update as well.

While the first updates are now live across selected markets, it can take up to a few weeks for some network operators to offer this update to their customers. To quote the manufacturer, the update is "pending the completion of quality approvals for individual markets and operators." Anyway, when it is available in your market, there will bea message in the notification bar of the X10.

The easiest way to get the software is to accept this update, but be sure you have a stable Internet connection set, either a mobile network or a WiFi connection for the download. Alternatively, you can update your phone using your PC, by visiting the company's support website and following the step-by-step instructions.

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