Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 updates delayed until October

23 September, 2010

Today Sony Ericsson published new info on the upcoming Android 2.1 updates for their XPERIA lineup. The update campaign will start in the end of October but don't count on getting your update before November.

Today's announcement somehow makes the leaked update roadmap legit. The roadmap even contains information on the still unannounced Android 2.1x update, which should bring upgraded Mediascape and Timescape apps. That makes you think - if they won't be upgrading the apps in the first update, what's taking them so long...

Here is what you will get from the 2.1 update on XPERIA X10:

  • Upgrade of the Android platform to Android 2.1
  • HD video recording with continuous auto-focus
  • 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 with Facebook and shows when your friends are online

And here are the new goodies expected on the XPERIA X10 mini and X10 mini pro:

  • Upgrade of the Android platform to Android platform 2.1
  • 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 phonebook
  • Improved ways of handling pictures, audio, text and numbers in your messages

The update campaign will start in the end of October, but the updates will not become available immediately for everyone. Sony Ericsson says it will be performed in stages, strictly phone dependent (carrier, country, language). So November sounds like a more realistic schedule for most of the XPERIAs out there.

There is still no word on Froyo/Gingerbread plans - not even in the leaked roadmap.

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