Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/24/sony_ericsson_x10_android_delay/

Sony Ericsson delays X10 Android 2.1 update

We need a couple more weeks, OK?

By Tony Smith

Posted in Phones, 24th September 2010 10:37 GMT

Sony Ericsson has revised its roll-out schedule for Android 2.1 updates to its X10 smartphones.

The news is not good, but the delay might have been longer, we guess. According to the company, "we need a couple of more weeks before we are ready" to release the updates.

The update was originally planned for "late Q3" - about now, in other words - but it's not now going to appear until the end of October at the earliest. "It will take some additional weeks from end of October before all different kits have the new software available," said SE blogger Rikard Skogberg.

"What we mean by a 'kit' is a different configuration, ie. colour of the phone, bundled accessories but most importantly in this case different software configurations.

"The difference in software between different kits is mainly related to included languages, settings, applications etc – all this to comply with different legal and operator requirements."

So when you get the update will depend on the model you have, who you bought it from, which country you bought it and... er... what colour it is.

Here's what the release, when it comes, will bring:

Xperia X10

Xperia X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro

SE first talked up the X10 Android 2.1 update way back in May, but at least had the foresight to say the firmware was some way away from release - in Q4, to be exact, which is when it will now arrive.

The company revised its timetable last month to bring the release forward. Clearly it was badly advised. ®