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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 could receive Android 2.1 for U.S. launch

4 years ago 35

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 was announced so long ago that most people have became bored of waiting and set their sites on newer, faster Android phones. We originally thought the X10 would land on AT&T or T-Mobile, but neither carrier has made any announcements on the device.

Now that newer Android phones have launched to market, the Xperia X10 looks to be aging with its outdated Android 1.6 firmware. Sony Ericsson was trying to tell us the version of Android didn’t really matter by pushing the customizations they added to the phone (like Mediascape and Timescape), but we know better.

Sony Ericsson finally wised up and said Android 2.1 would be coming to the X10, but it would not be available till the second half of the year after launch.

So where do we stand now? Review units are being passed around to some of the blogs, but no U.S. launch date is in site. Considering their current lineup, we still believe AT&T and T-Mobile would like to carry the high-end phone in their stores.

Gizmodo was one of those lucky sites to receive a demo unit and they decided not to review it.

The reason? Sony Ericsson confirmed the phone is coming in Q2 2010 (presumably to the U.S.) with a “muchly updated OS”. They did not specifically say which version of the firmware it will include, but Android 2.1 is the next logical step after 1.6.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 with Android 2.1 on AT&T or T-Mobile. Would you buy it?