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Regarding the andriod upgradation in Sony Ericson W8 walkmen phone

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Regarding the andriod upgradation in Sony Ericson W8 walkmen phone

Hi All,

           How to upgrade the andriod version 2.1 to latest version of andriod in Sony ericcson W8 phone

Regards

Nagaraj

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Re: Regarding the andriod upgradation in Sony Ericson W8 walkmen phone

We do not offer a path to upgrade past our planned 2.1 Android OS. However there are certainly methods, that while they would void your warranty and effect performance, that can be applied to the phone. Other users may suggest these methods.

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Re: Regarding the andriod upgradation in Sony Ericson W8 walkmen phone

We do not offer a path to upgrade past our planned 2.1 Android OS. However there are certainly methods, that while they would void your warranty and effect performance, that can be applied to the phone. Other users may suggest these methods.

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Re: Regarding the andriod upgradation in Sony Ericson W8 walkmen phone

you have 2 alternatives

you could install a Custom ROM 2.2, 2.3

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=914513

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Re: Regarding the andriod upgradation in Sony Ericson W8 walkmen phone

if you don't want a custom ROM

apps2SD on 2.1

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=800555

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Re: Regarding the andriod upgradation in Sony Ericson W8 walkmen phone

http://talk.sonyericsson.com/message/121814#121814

The minimum requirements for Android 2.3 Gingerbread are

MUST have at least 128MB of memory available to the kernel and userspace. The 128MB MUST be in addition to any memory

dedicated to hardware components such as radio, memory, and so on that is not under the kernel's control.

Device implementations MUST have at least 150MB of non-volatile storage available for user data. That is, the /data partition MUST be at least

150MB

SHOULD have at least 1GB of non-volatile storage available for user data

there is no CPU/GPU minimum requirements

http://static.googleusercontent.com/external_content/untrusted_dlcp/source.android.com/en/us/compati...

I wish I could copy paste the OFFICIAL reason by SE but for some misterious reason those posts are gone, like this

http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/products/2011/03/25/update-on-xperia%E2%84%A2-x10/

I think Xperia Users deserve a better reason on to why their phones aren't receiving any future updates and NO it's not due to hardware limitations

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Re: Regarding the andriod upgradation in Sony Ericson W8 walkmen phone

so which one is it?

is it google or Sony Ericsson lying about minimum requirements? I, as any other user, want to know the truth and not just a "massaged truth"

http://talk.sonyericsson.com/message/118643#118643

Aimee-SEAnswersModerators996 posts since
Sep 20, 2010

As the hardware of the X8 handset does not meet Google's requirements for the higher Android OS versions, unfortunately it would not be possible for us to update this model.