Sony Ericsson Alludes to Android 2.1 Upgrade for XPERIA X10

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Sony Ericsson has alluded in a recent blog post that the XPERIA X10–an Android 1.6 handset with the company’s custom Timescape and Mediascape apps–would be getting an upgrade to Android 2.1. The company blogger asks users about features from 2.1 that they would most likely want to see: What benefits from the 2.1 release are you most interested in? That would be really interesting for me to get some more input on….

Additionally, the blogger commented on sAndroid 1.6 and 2.1 and the enhanced experience that Sony Ericsson has created on top of the stock build of the Android operating system.

I have probably painted a positive picture, but I am sharing the discussions I have had and my take outs from them. I am not trying to hide from the fact that there are platform upgrades between android 1.6 and 2.1, if utilized can enhance the experience for developers and users. Having that said, I have had discussions with carriers that are very sensitive and concerned generally about taking on devices in their range that are not competetive enough. I have faced head to head comparisons between Xperia X10 and generic 2.1 Android devices (as well as other OS) and carriers have concluded that we still stand strong in comparison. This because of the layer that we ad on top of the generic OS.

The XPERIA X10 uses a Snapdragon processor, a capacitive touchscreen, and has all the underpinnings for a successful Android 2.1 upgrade–the same upgrade that Motorola has committed to releasing for its slightly slower clocked Droid CPU. On the other hand, Sony Ericsson had already commented that the Windows Mobile XPERIA X2 can’t support the major OS upgrade to Windows Mobile 7; instead the X2 is detailed to receive an upgrade to 6.5.3.

(via: Sony Ericsson Blog and IntoMobile)

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