Sony Ericsson has announced that it would release an important update for its Android-based Xperia X10 in September this year to provide much-needed boost to the smartphone.
The update will address two big gripes viz. Android 1.6 and lack of multitouch. The upcoming update will replace the Android 1.6 platform with Android 2.1 and add multitouch to the handset.
The update will allow Xperia X10 to compete with the likes of Nexus One, HTC Incredible and Samsung’s Galaxy S.
The Xperia X10 is equipped with a 4-inch screen, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, an 8.1-megapixel camera. It also offers GPS, WiFi 1GB of internal memory and come with an 8GB memory card.
Sony Ericsson President Bert Nordberg has been working closely with Sony and Google to increase US sales. Bert Nordberg has plans to launch smartphones via US carriers.
The company may introduce a smartphone based on Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 software in the US in the coming months. The company ended almost two years of losses by generating $28.4 million in the first-quarter profit.