Orange has released Android 2.1, AKA Éclair, for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and X10 Mini, bringing the handsets somewhere approximating up to speed with rival devices.
Prior to the update being pushed out, the X10 range has been stuck on the ageing 1.6 edition of Google’s operating system. That left owners looking covetously on at the likes of UK HTC Desire users who’ve already got the newer 2.2 iteration (Froyo).
However, as of today at least, folks who opted for a phone in the X10 range can hold their heads up high, with the addition of a host of new features. These include interactive live wallpapers and extra homescreens to give you more space to arrange your widgets and shortcuts.
Éclair also adds a new look app launcher, a pretty slick thumbnail-based navigation system and a faster voice to text typing system.
Other additions are:
- Improved Bluetooth functionality with support for sending and receiving objects
- New backup and restore application with extended content back up of music, pictures, messages and more
- Social phonebook which automatically syncs contact pictures from Facebook
- Improved ways of handling pictures, audio, text and numbers in your messages
- Improved Android Marketplace
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