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Master Geek
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Topic # 87501 30-Jul-2011 12:30
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It's being rolled out now. Mostly Europe and some of Asia.

Be nice to get an update :)

I'm considering flashing to one of those regions that has, but I think I'll wait a couple of days first, currently on global-generic but no update yet :( 

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Master Geek


  Reply # 500047 31-Jul-2011 18:23
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Phone: Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10i
Version: Gingerbread 2.3.3
Build number: 3.0.1.G.0.75
Network: Vodafone NZ

Upgraded my phone.
Just liked the idea of USB and WiFi hotspot, awh, who am I kidding, I just like new versions on any toy Embarassed

Using Sony Ericsson PC Companion gave me grief so I ditched it and just downloaded the Sony Ericsson Update Service and installed it using that. New OS is 140.9MB

Always a 'moment' watching it install and the first power-up after the install, but seems to have worked OK.
Just followed instructions.

WiFi hotspot works will giving me approx 5Mbits download on Vodafone NZ as seen by speedtest.net on the Vodafone NZ network.

Not really familiar with the X10i other than what I've read, but thought there was an equalizer in the Music player in the new version. Haven't found that yet.

Downloaded Flash player 10.3 to test at some stage. Again, not sure if Flash is supported now or not.
Like I sooo need to view all those SWF advertisements in web pages. Laughing

Using AnTuTu benchmark gave me approx 2100 before the upgrade and 2200 after.

As stated the upgrade does cream everything not backed up to your SD card.

Still reinstalling all my gabbins, but no show stoppers thus far.

My NAS, WiFi and file access/applications all seem to work well with Gingerbread 2.3.3

Seemed to have lost MMS, but that's probably just a config issue I've overlooked. SMS works.
MMS worked before.

Anyway, busy, busy busy...
 

 




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  Reply # 500051 31-Jul-2011 18:56
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Update - MMS was an easy fix.

Just selected 'Sony Ericsson -> Settings download' and then selected 'Vodafone NZ'.

Now 'Bing' MMS sent.

Don't you hate it when Android OS, Sony Ericsson and Vodafone NZ make it all so easy. :-)

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  Reply # 500662 2-Aug-2011 09:14
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Anyone getting the update on the Telecom X10a?

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Master Geek


  Reply # 501097 2-Aug-2011 23:31
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Music equalizer is just a selection of 10 pre-set types; jazz, folk, flat, normal and etc.
USB and WiFi tethering work well. USB tethering can make use of local WiFi or 3G.
Had Bluetooth tethering via PdaNet before the upgrade but not really required now.
Downloaded Adobe Flash 10.3 and used it with Opera Mobile. Seems to work OK.
Opera Mobile has options to manage how Adobe Flash is used.

The only thing I've found is that I can't configure Vodafone email clients any more.
Other sites work well with the Android V2.3 mail client so who knows what the issue is with Vodafone.

USB charging is really slow. hours of charging and you've only charged the battery by 20-30%.  

Haven't had any problems with any real lag in performance. I moved a lot of my apps onto the SD card and this may account for some lag as things are cached.

It has been mooted that a 32GB SD card can be used with the XPERIA X10 however there has also been reports that some cards/phones don't support 32GB. Be careful.
16GB is supported. 

My applications which gave me access to my NAS and printer all seem to work.

So all up, I feel like I have a 'real' mini computer in my hand. And given I paid todays market price for a new XPERIA X10i a few weeks ago I feel I'm not to bad off.  Laughing

If you paid full New Zealand price for your XPERIA X10 when new, you may now feel you've got some return for your outlay or at least get something for it on trademe.


 




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  Reply # 504988 11-Aug-2011 14:14
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I ended up flashing mine to a custom rom last week as the update for my version wasn't out.
Works well, simple painless experience.
Phone seems to be a bit snappier, and it's nice to have things like flash working.

Kinda wish I hadn't installed a custom rom now though, I seem to now spend half the day looking through roms and themes and trying different stuff out :( haha

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