The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 will be receiving several important upgrades, though none of them will reach an upgrade for Windows Mobile 7. The handset is expected to get an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5.2 from Windows Mobile 6.5 and then later to 6.5.3, which brings along some changes to the user experience.
According to the Sony Ericsson blog,
In March, we’ll launch our first upgrade (MR1). It will upgrade Windows Mobile from 6.5.1 to 6.5.2 (which will improve both the stability and usability of the device), it will bring in the use of video telephony, an FM radio and it will introduce fast GPS to get a quicker fix. As well as all this, MR1 will upgrade a lot of the applications in the phone to improve speed, usability and fix any bugs we find.
The second update will go live in May and this will be a big one as it moves Windows mobile onto 6.5.3. This is a significant upgrade in terms of usability, performance, power management and the browser experience.
That’s the extent of our plans at the moment but I’ll update this post as we make any more decisions.
(ps. Before anyone asks, no it won’t ever go onto Windows Mobile 7, it won’t support the hardware.)