Sony Ericsson’s Product Launch blog is reporting Thursday that the entire Xperia X10 lineup of phones will see Android 2.1 updates. The problem, however, is that this upgrade won’t arrive until the fourth quarter of this year.
Aside from strictly updating the handsets to Android 2.1, this UXP (UX platform) update will enhance the Xperia X10’s Timescape and Mediascape applications, as well as add wireless connectivity via Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA).
A minor update is scheduled for the next few weeks, although it isn’t mentioned what will be addressed. As of right now we know it’s designed to enhance the usability and performance of the Xperia X10.By the time the 2.1 update hits the Xperia X10, it will have been nearly a year since its initial announcement, and I fear that this will be too little, too late for the once-lusted-after handset. Sadly, Android 2.1 is probably not going to be enough to compete against the likes of the HTC EVO 4G and Samsung Galaxy S. It’s quite possible that these, and other phones, will have Android 2.2 by then.