Engadget is reporting that Sony Ericsson announced on their Product Blog that the long-awaited Xperia X10 Android 2.1 update has been pushed back till the end of October and further. As is the case with these kinds of announcements, every single comment on the blog post was a slam or complaint against Sony Ericsson for their huge mishandling of the Android 2.1 update for their flagship home.
It isn't hard to understand X10 users' frustration when you consider that many other handsets are close to receiving or have already recevied Android 2.2 (an update that the Xperia X10 is not likely to receive.) Engadget even points out that Android 2.1 is getting close to it's first birthday.
It was stressed in the blog post that the upgrade, once it is finally ready, will be released in "a phased rollout," with different models and "kits" receiveing the update at different times. According to the post, the update "will take some additional weeks from end of October" which could mean anywhere from two weeks to more than a month.
Engadget remarks that some users shouldn't "be surprised if your French-speaking X10 Mini is still doing the Donut deep into November."
The author of the blog post reminded readers that "from the end of October you will be able to follow availability of the new software on a market by market basis here on the blog."
Other Sources: Engadget
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