Published: Tuesday 2010-11-02.
I have now updated my X10 Mini Pro to Android 2.1. It was quite annoying that I lost all applications, contacts and wifi password in the upgrade (despite having run the backup software first), but fortunately I at least got to keep my stored text messages. On the other hand it got me to finally export my contacts properly from my old phone, so even if I have lost the contacts I have changed or added since August, I now at least have pictures and addresses that I was missing before.
Regarding the actual upgrade I haven’t noticed any major differences yet, other than that more apps are available for download. There are quite a few apps that require a newer version of the operating system and that has been blocked from my phone before. I am testing Launcher Pro now, as a replacement for Sony Ericsson’s own home screen, after a tip from a friend, and it seems quite nice. If not else because it allows me to hide icons for software I never use and that I cannot uninstall (like the software for Facebook, Twitter and Gmail and other uninteresting stuff I’d rather run a web browser for).
I do miss my P1i and Symbian UIQ. But with UIQ development terminated and less and less new software I needed an upgrade.