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XPERIA X10 to get continuous auto-focus in HD video recording and new home screen in 2.1 update

October 14, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Sony Mobile

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We learned earlier today that T-Mobile UK would update the XPERIA X10 by the end of November. Now we have a little insight into what we can expect when the update arrives on phones.

The Sony Ericsson product blog just posted two new videos that show off some major enhancements on the way for the XPERIA X10. First is the new HD video recording that supports continuous auto-focus. When filming objects in landscape or at a distance, the X10 focuses on that object. Focus remains in a relatively seamless transition to macro/up-close objects and remains continuous when going back to the object in the distance.

The X10′s custom interface has also been upgraded. The homescreen now features 5 panes on the home screen rather than 3, and each screen has been expanded to support 5 rows of icons rather than 4. You can also count on some new widgets and behind-the-scenes improvements based on previous reports. Here are some videos showing off both the home screen and the improved camera focus.

[via Sony]