Sony Ericsson looks set to bring Android 2.2 to the Xperia X10, the best part of a year after it was first unveiled by Google.
Speculation that SE is prepping a system upgrade for the handset stems from a leaked email purportedly from a customer service rep in Turkey, who was approached by one of the good, good people at XDA developers.
That’s pretty good news, then? Hmm, yes and no. According to the support monkey, Froyo won’t be pushed out until at least the second quarter of next year.
And of course, once that’s out in the open, network carriers will have ensure that Froyo is compatible with their proprietary services. So you can pencil in another wait then, we’re guessing.
The (loosely translated) e-missive states: “SE X10 will get the Android 2.2 update during the second quarter of 2011. Work is still currently ongoing on version 2.2.”
News of SE’s plans comes amid strong criticism for the delays in getting Android updates out to its handsets. Android 2.1, which first popped up back in February, only reached the X10 range in the UK in October.