Today Sony Ericsson announced that their Xperia X10 line of phones (Xperia X10, Xperia X10 mini and Xperia X10 mini pro) will receive Android 2.1 in Q4 2010. Those of you hoping to see an update from Android 1.6 to 2.1 within the next month or two can rest assured that it's not going to happen.
Comments on the blog entry expressed deep disappointment that the update wouldn't be to Android 2.2 given that the release date is so far away. According to Sony Ericsson blog entry on the release, other welcome improvements to the phone besides Android 2.1 include:
- HD video recording as per the same execution as Sony Ericsson Vivaz
- Wireless home connectivity via DLNA
- Improvements to signature applications Timescape and Mediascape to make them even smarter and richer
EuroDroid adds that an update to the Xperia X10 addressing smaller issues will arrive sometime before the Android 2.1 release. I wish that the story was different, but it looks like you will be stuck with 1.6 for a long time, even as Froyo releases.
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