Android 2.1 update coming to Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8

Sony Ericsson has begun to push out an update to Android 2.1 to its Xperia X8 smartphone. The deployment will be gradual, following a similar approach taken with the Xperia X10 family. Considering that carrier approvals are required, some customers could be waiting a while.

As to what is included with the update:

The Xperia X8 follows pretty much in line with the mini products when it comes what to expect from the updated software. The things added besides the obvious step-up to Android 2.1 are the same as for the already started roll-out for Xperia X10 mini and mini pro.

This will include improved Bluetooth functionality, a new backup and restore application, automatic contact picture synchronization between Facebook and your phonebook, and improved media handling in messages.

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