Following a raft of new handset launches this morning, Sony Ericsson has confirmed that the family of Xperia X10 handsets (including the X10 mini and X10 mini pro) will receive the Android 2.1 update in Q3 2010. This is good news as the last official word from the company suggested a Q4 timeframe, earlier the better I say.
This Android 2.1 upgrade will also bring with it HD video recording at the same time. There will then be an additional upgrade in Q4 that will include DLNA connectivity and enhance the Timescape and Mediascape applications. Good news! However, the Android 2.1 update is not expected until the end of Q3 onwards, therefore depending on the market you are in, some may end up receiving it in Q4. Click through for the full blurb.
Sony Ericsson Press Release:
– The Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro will all receive software upgrades in Q3.
– Additional features to be added to the X10 in Q4
The Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro smartphones will all receive software upgrades during their lifecycle to improve performance and add new communication and entertainment experiences. In Q3 2010, the Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro smartphones will be upgraded to run on the Android 2.1 operating system. The Xperia X10’s position as the best multimedia Android smartphone will be strengthened through the addition of HD video recording as part of the same Q3 upgrade. A further upgrade to the Xperia X10 in Q4 will make it possible to connect and display wirelessly content on your television and enhance the Timescape and Mediascape applications.