Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: 2.1 update delayed

Sony Ericsson has announced that the Android 2.1 Eclair update that all X10 owners have been waiting for is going to be delayed again. The phone company has said that the earliest you will see the update is late October and there is a chance it will not even be out then!

The update was initially supposed to roll out to users in late September, and has now been pushed back a further month. We have been getting reports from Cnet that there will be a phased roll-out, which means different configurations of the phone get Eclair at different times. So there is no guarantee you will have yours by the end of next month.

A representative from Sony Ericsson has said: “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.”

Sony Ericsson has broken their promise again and this could lead to an exodus of Xperia X10 owners moving elsewhere. Some have suggested that Sony should scrap the 2.1 update and move onto 2.2 as the Eclair is about a year old. Phones such as the Samsung Galaxy and HTC Desire already have the 2.2 upgrade.

Are you an X10 user, who has been let down by Sony Ericsson again? Leave us a comment, telling us how you feel.

  • infectiob

    Very disappointing i will never buy SE phones again this wil be may last SE PHONE! And i think this will happen again in x11 and x12!

  • Toby Johnson

    I have an X10i. Great phone, but let down by the old version of Android.

    I will not be purchasing any more Sony Ericsson phones again, and I don't recommend the X10 to anybody.

    It's like having a nice up-to-date graphics card, and being forced to run it on drivers that are 18 months old.

  • pissed off bob

    Se are complete morons they think they can keep doing this delay delay delay thats all we here check out this blog http://blog sony ericsson update about update theres over 1300 scathing attacks on se and its growing by the hour if u own an x10 and didnt know about the site please go there and vent your anger we need to make se realise there pushing there look

  • Kyle

    Sony doesn't read English blogs… so I doubt someone has even thought to ask if we care.

  • Ghaz

    The X10 is my last Sony Ericsson.

  • munna

    Se is testing the patience of the customers. I have been waiting

    For the update since ages. And again it breaked their promise

    Once again. I will recommend every one not to buy the sonyeicsson. This will be my last se. Even if it develops android

    5.0 and launches a new phone, i will never ever go with SE.

  • Chris NL

    whiners, Sony just makes perfection, and perfection takes time. its a mercedes beond phones, u whiners use your fiat panda galaxy or HTC mini cooper. For me there is no other brand, also with televisions radios everything. Seriously, put the andriods from nowadays on 1 picture, the SE is so much nicer.

    Another thing: samsung galaxy S got overheating problems in 2.1+ when u play games also the battery is empty in half a day. And those are thing sony is working about right now PERFECTION instead of fast release.

    And about multitouch, it isnt handy imo, i prefer a + button to zoom, faster nicer more reliable, well ill just stop this message, hope i've said enough.

    Sony, U rule!!!

  • ishan

    i think sony has earned lots of money and they now didnt bother of their customers . they simply relax on their easy chair and seeing that how many fools buy our product even after knowing its crap ..

  • wtf is going on nia

    I guess i should of bought the samsung ga

    laxy seeing how they seem to be on time with their updates… i like the xperia but disappointed, i left apple to get this ish… wow SE u really let me down

  • j

    best mobile for me