Consumers spent weekday farewell bashing Sony Ericsson and AT&T for announcing today that it has begun upgrading Xperia X10 phones to Android 2.1, or "Eclair"â"the version of Android launched in Jan 2010.
"WOW!!! And you guys are actually agog to foretell this. SE has meet lost the plot," wrote one user at Sony Ericsson's blog.
On Tuesday, Sony Ericsson declared the drill update to Android 2.1 in a blog post: "We couldn't be more agog to bring you the programme we hit for you today. After much hard-work, we are bright to foretell that the Android 2.1 upgrade will be available for AT&T XperiaTM X10 customers in the US play Tuesday, May 31. We can't impart you enough for your patience."
The declaration was met with more sarcasm than the customary school post, with responses like "Thats enthusiastic news...everybody unstoppered up a bottleful of campaign (sic) and lets fete this!!se you are a joke!!and a bad one!!" and "No astonishment ground sony ever intend hacked, beatific phenomenon with this."
Xperia X10 users in the U.S. hit think to be annoyed. Android 2.1 is a minor platform update that Google launched in Jan 2010. The update gives Xperia X10 devices 720p HD recording capture, multi-touch support, continuous autofocus on the camera, face spotting during recording capture, and expanded homescreen support. Click here to download instructions for manually upgrading your phone.
Sony Ericsson can't be blamed entirely for the holdup. In fact, it prototypal declared the upgrade terminal Nov for users in aggregation and Australia. AT&T had "no comment" on the U.S. delay.
According to Android Developers' May stats, only 24.5 proportionality of all smartphones ease separate Android 2.1, a vast transformation from terminal Nov when the figure was 77 percent. Since then 70.2 proportionality of all smartphones hit been upgraded to Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above.
In the U.S., the Xperia X10 program launched in August through AT&T and with an outdated version of Android, 1.6.
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