Xperia X10 2.1 update has been delayed

Sony Ericsson has recently launched the likes of its Xperia X10 onto the mass’s stateside. Unfortunately however the device came to the spec crazed states with an outdated operating system in Android 1.6. Of course ensues the question what were they thinking. Sony Ericsson however, addressed the issue in recent news stating that an update to 2.1 was surely on its way. Previous plans an rumor put the upgrade to 2.1 at the end of this month.

Unfortunately today has brought the Xperia X10 and X10 mini and mini pro crowd some sad news. This morning Sony Ericsson announced via there “Product Blog” that the Xperia will not be seeing this much needed update until the end of October. The official statement reads as follows;

“The plan for the added features and Android 2.1 step-up still holds but unfortunately we need a couple of more weeks before we are ready to start the roll-out”

“The revised plan is to start the roll-out from end of October and onwards”

“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 sure we roll-out with the right quality and user experience”

Just a little more time eh? Well I suppose, Sony Ericsson must have their hands in multiple pots as a little more time is surely a standard when it comes to their Android endeavors. However, a good note to the time frame is that 2.1 will surely be heavily optimized for the likes of their customer UI. But will it be too little too late…surely too late. Check out the list of improvements from the SE blog and let us know how you feel about this timely updates. Do you use an Xperia?

Xperia X10:

  • HD video recording with continuous auto-focus for high quality videos
  • Upgrade of the Android platform to Android 2.1 
  • New back up and restore application, with extended content back up
  • 5 homescreens for apps, widgets, shortcuts and folders
  • Social phonebook which automatically syncs contact pictures from Facebook and shows when your friends are online

 Xperia X10 mini and X10 mini pro:

  • Improved Bluetooth functionality with support for sending and receiving pictures, contacts and more
  • New backup and restore application with extended content back up
  • Automatic synchronization of your contact pictures between Facebook and your phone book
  • Improved ways of handling pictures, audio, text and numbers in your messages
  • Upgrade of the Android platform to Android platform 2.1
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