Sony Ericsson's Xperia X10 will get Android 2.X, but not now


In a recent blog post titled “Xperia X10 will be upgradeable”, Sony Ericsson’s Sumit Malhotra discuss the merits of SE’s Timescape UI sitting on top of Android and the fact that every time he demos the X10 people always ask him why it is still based on Android 1.6 and not a higher version:

On the other hand when moving over to talk about the user interface, I have felt some skepticism in the air since people tend to have adopted quickly to Android release version as their context of competitiveness. Quite often, the starting point for this part of the demonstration is a 1.6 release remark if I would generalize my interactions to date. [...] 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 competitive 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.

Source: Sony Ericsson via theunwired

  • SCRAFT

    honestly, i prefer generic android without timescape