Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Android 2.1 price specs and features

Sony Ericsson has declared the Android 2.1 update for its Xperia X8 Android smartphone is coming out. The Sony Ericsson said X8 customers can wait the landing to be more and has supply no timeline as to exactly when devices will get the update. For those that are anxious to see if their handset is ready for the update, visit here to see if your X8 qualifies. Android 2.1 should provide a host of enhancements to the user experience, including an increased number of customizable home screen panels.

Sony Ericsson update these handsets, but the question is will the Xperia brand of phones be able t support Android 2.2 and beyond? From the sounds of it, it seems unlikely for all except the full X10.Particularly applaud the patience of those X8 owners that have been forced to deal with Android 1.6 since the phone was launched. It must really be annoying to see every other handset around you updated to Android 2.1 and even 2.2 while your device is still running Eclair.Xperia X8 owner is going to be able to upgrade 2.1 right away. The Android 2.1 update is going to be rolled out gradually and depending on what carrier you purchased the device from and on where you are in the world right now, you will have to wait a while before your X8 gets Anroid 2.1.

In order to see whether you qualify for this particular upgrade go check your SI number on the back on your X8 and then compare it against the extensive list available at the Via link below. In case your X8 is not going to be upgraded really soon, then you might want to consider dumping it in a ditch selling it on eBay and get yourself a brand new Android device, preferably one that can be upgraded to Gingerbread, and beyond.Android 2.1, you can expect features like 720p recording – which really should be a standard on all smartphones these days – and you’ll also have five home screens now which should give you plenty of room for your apps and widgets.

The Xperia X8 sports a 3-inch 480 x 320 capacitive touchscreen display, WiFi connectivity support, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a 3.2 megapixel camera, and FM radio. The device also comes with a 1,200mAh battery, a 600MHz processor, and a 2GB microSD card that can be upgraded to 16GB.

Specifications for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8
  • Operating System
  • Android 1.6
  • Band
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, UMTS 900/2100MHz or 800/1900/2100MHz
  • Data
  • Size
  • 99mm x 54mm x 15mm (3.9in x 2.1in x 0.6in)
  • Weight
  • 104g (3.7oz)
  • Battery
  • 1200mAh
  • Battery Life
  • Unknown
  • Main Display
  • 3-inch 16M colors HVGA (320 x 480 pixels) capacitive touchscreen
  • Camera
  • 3.2 megapixel
  • Video
  • Record/Playback
  • Messaging
  • Email
  • IMAP/POP/Exchange
  • Bluetooth
  • Yes
  • Memory
  • Up to 128MB, microSD card slot (up to 16GB)
  • Processor
  • 600MHz
  • Other
  • a-GPS, media player with 3.5mm headphone jack, FM radio, Facebook app, geotagging, Android Market
  • Availability
  • Q3 2010

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