Listen up guys. Sony Ericsson has been on a downfall from grace in the cellular phone department. They have been lacking for the past 2 years and with the Xperia X10, I believe every Sony Ericsson fan was excited and thrilled about that announced a little over a year ago.
However, it is 2011, and Xperia X10 users still do not have 2.1 in the United States and Sony Ericsson UK has just confirmed that it will not be releasing their version of Froyo aka Android 2.2 on the Xperia X10.
And then we look at this year’s CES 2011. Xperia Arc looks good, feels good and it is backed up with very good hardware.
HOWEVER! You should realize that as a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 user, I have been extremely frustrated with SE’s ability to provide adequate software updates.
If you are an Android user or are about to be an Android user, you should know that Android is all about the software. It is the reason why everyone is waiting for the ‘newest and greatest’ updates from Google. Software is everything and software is what makes everything go.
Sony Ericsson doesn’t believe this or they just flat out suck at developing software updates because they have yet to demonstrate that they know how to utilize they’re great hardware with their in-house developed UIX (interface).
There are people that claim they are okay with Android 1.6. Bullshit. With 1.6 you are limited to a variety of things. Mostly apps and functions. There is absolutely no reason to even look at the Xperia line of products anymore. Let alone Sony Ericsson.
They’ve made strides in the past and provided great customer service.
Nowadays their customer service just gives you a run-around or simply piss you off with comments like these –
“We believe the features included in the Android 2.1 phone are on par with, and in many cases better than, a vanilla installation of 2.2 #X10” – Sony Ericsson UK @ Twitter.
And that Playstation phone? Don’t even bother. Seriously there are things you can do with a smartphone and playing games is one of them. But how long are you going to be playing games on your phone? What type of sacrifices are you going to take when you account for the battery life. The PSP doesn’t even last 4 hours on a regular basis. And with the lack of software development and updates from SE, don’t even think about getting the phone – there is no point.
These days you are better to stick with HTC, Samsung and LG. They seem to get it. Or get an iPhone because their OS is far more polished than anything Sony Ericsson will ever develop in their lifetime.
Just so you know about the current and on-going issues with the Xperia X10 –
Low call volumes
Geotagging – incorrect location
Laggy Timescape (SE’s own app built in their version of Android 1.6)
Laggy Mediascape (SE’s own app built in their version of Android 1.6)
Battery issues – (before flashing my Xperia to the latest 2.1 update, that’s right no 2.1 in USA ‘member?, I couldn’t last a single day of use. The phone would literally crap out on me by 6PM while being charged the whole night and used from 9:30AM.)
Apps – (apps these days require 2.1 or even 2.2. Xperia X10 USA versions are still stuck in 1.6)
Lack of multi-touch support (SE bills the Xperia X10 as their flagship phone in 2010, well it didn’t even support multi-touch – a standard in smartphones)
Lack of a real flash for the camera – (what good does a 8 megapixel camera do without a true flash?)
You take a look at this list and you have to wonder if you really want to get anything Xperia in the future. I think SE made great phones with Symbian, maybe they should stick with that because they obviously do not know what they are doing with Android. Android is a very powerful OS that is capable of doing just about everything. SE limits the capabilities. Forces you to make sacrifices and at the same time you just wasted your money for some 3rd world country cell phone.
Do yourselves a favor and look at another brand because Sony Ericsson products are no longer relevant. They have become posers who can not do anything right now and in the future, no doubt. Scrubs of the industry.
I’ve warned you all. And if you still decide to purchase anything Xperia, don’t be complaining about anything when I’ve already TOLD YOU SO!