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  • Xperia X10 by Sony Ericsson has an OS Problem

    Posted on August 1st, 2010 No comments

    The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10

    The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10

    Well, I’ve been an iPhone user for the past 2 years and been fairly happy with it. I’ve been using the regular 3G model so I decided it was time to upgrade to something faster and better. Instead of going for the 3GS or the flawed iPhone 4, I decided to give the much anticipated Google Android phone a try. After aggressively reviewing all phones, I came to the conclusion that the XPERIA X10 was the the best piece of hardware on the market. Rogers offered me a decent deal at $150, so I took it.

    After a month of solid usage, I have a lot to say about the Xperia X10. First off, the built-in GPS is amazing, the camera is rock solid and the best I’ve seen on any phone and the Google Market is coming along quite nicely. Although there are a few applications I miss from my iPhone, the App Store isn’t exactly worth the switch back to the the iPhone. Google has done a great job at building an incredible operating system and I imagine it will only get better on each update. Now here lies the problem…

    Sony Ericsson has made the worst decision in its companies phone history. Sony needs to concentrate their focus on hardware and let Google do their thing with software. The XPERIA is still using the ancient Android 1.6 donut when Google is already set to launch version 2.2. Sony has continuously promised to update the OS, but they are too concerned with customizing the OS they way they want. In doing this, they are depriving their users and forcing me to jump back to the iPhone. Version 1.6 is outdated, it kills your battery and it doesn’t utilize the XPERIA hardware the way it should.

    WAKE UP SONY, UPDATE YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM! Word on the street says that Sony is planning to update to version 2.1 by late Q3 or early Q4. Once again, by the time the update is pushed, Google will be working on Android version 3.0. How depressing…