You may or may not have heard the reports of the Sony Ericsson Xperia range will not be getting an update to Android 2.1 until Q4 2010.
They have today posted on their blog the following:
"Thanks for your patience concerning more information about software upgrades.
UXP (UX platform) is the strategic framework for the core of Sony Ericsson’s portfolio. The Xperia X10 family of phones (Xperia X10, Xperia X10 mini and Xperia X10 mini pro) are the first products to deliver this unique user interface layer to the market. UXP builds on top of the Android OS and brings together a rich graphical user interface, unrivalled service plug-ins and content from external partners to deliver unique consumer propositions such as Sony Ericsson’s signature applications Mediascape and Timescape. Through UXP consumers get the best of two worlds, leveraging Sony Ericsson heritage as a leader in communication entertainment and the benefits that the generic Android OS delivers. With UXP Sony Ericsson gives consumers additional value in comparison to generic Android handsets. Sony Ericsson’s strategy is to continue to enrich the UXP layer through software updates.
Some examples of user benefits that will be included in the UXP upgrade for Xperia X10 in Q4 2010 are:
- Upgrade to Android OS version 2.1
- 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
The upgrade will be made available to consumers through the update service at www.sonyericsson.com
I do appreciate that the timing for the upgrade above might not meet some of your expectations and that you will have further detailed questions. I will take them onboard reading your comments and address questions as soon as it is possible for me to share further details.
I would also like to emphasise that there will be an additional smaller software update, already in the next couple of weeks aiming to enhance the usability and performance of Xperia X10. In the next post, I will share more details and precise timings for when this update will be released.
We can also confirm that the Xperia X10 mini and Xperia X10 mini pro will be upgraded to Android version 2.1, during Q4 2010.
More details with regards to the specific components of the UXP upgrade will be shared over time through official Sony Ericsson channels including this blog.
Via: Tracy and Matt