Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 owners face Android 2.1 delay

Darren Allan

September 25, 2010

Xperia X10 owners who were wanting to get their teeth into Eclair (that’s Android 2.1) before the end of the month should prepare to go hungry for a bit longer.

Sony Ericsson had previously promised the Android 2.1 update on the Xperia X10, X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro before the end of the third quarter, which is this month.

However, it seems that the upgrade is going to slide. Sony Ericsson posted on its Product Blog page that a couple more weeks are needed to ready 2.1, and that the “revised plan is to start the roll out from end of October and onwards”.

Which is actually three or four weeks, not a couple, but never mind. The post continues: “We are of course not happy about the change of launch timing but we have had to spend some additional time on the software to really makes (sic) sure we roll out with the right quality and user experience.”

The update will also bring HD video recording with continuous auto-focus to the Xperia X10, a new back up and restore app, along with a “social phonebook” and other bits and bobs.

That’s all well and good, but how many smartphone users are now moving up (or have already moved) to Android 2.2? And how long will it be before Xperia X10 owners get that on their handsets?

The phrase a “bit of a wait” might be a bit of an understatement. We’re guessing Christmas time. 2011.






 

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