In what looks like a very misguided comment, Sony Ericsson UK has further enraged Xperia X10 owners in light of news that their handsets won’t be upgraded to Android 2.2 (Froyo) or later. The SE UK team tweeted the following:
“We believe the features included in the Android 2.1 phone are on par with, and in many cases better than, a vanilla installation of 2.2.” Obviously the team is doing its best at damage limitation given the number of customers querying why they are not getting the Froyo update, but a comment as ignorant as this is just likely to frustrate X10 owners even further.
Update: Sony Ericsson has got in touch with a full statement regarding the message it was trying to convey in its above tweet. Here’s the statement in full:
“We believe that the current Xperia range on Android 2.1 coupled with Sony Ericsson’s proprietary upgrades and unique hardware delivers a user experience that is on par with, and in many cases better than, a vanilla installation of Android 2.2.
We’re planning another upgrade to bring new features (such as for example multi-touch for Xperia X10) to the current family of Xperia™ smartphones in Q1 2011.
Our priority right now is to keep enhancing the user experience of the existing products through coming updates and to deliver a fantastic range of smartphones in 2011 that are all on the latest possible version of Android – that is a target we are determined to hit.”