Earlier this summer, Sony Ericsson had indicated that it was looking to begin pushing out Android 2.1 updates for its XPERIA X10, X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro smartphones by late Q3. Unfortunately, this will not happen as it reports today that it needs additional time to prepare the update.
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.
Aside from Android 2.1, the XPERIA X10 update will also include HD video recording with continuous auto-focus, a new backup and restore application, 5 homescreens, and a social phonebook that will automatically sync contact pictures from Facebook and show when your friends are online. The XPERIA X10 mini and X10 mini pro update will also include improved Bluetooth functionality, a new backup and restore application, automatic contact picture synchronization between Facebook and your phonebook, and improved media handling in messages.
Sony Ericsson is planning a phased roll-out so your update could take a few weeks longer to make its way to your device.