The Android 2.1 update has been available in the UK for a little while now for unbranded handsets, while network branded handsets have had to wait. Most notable O2 users, who have in the past also had issues with O2 releasing updates and the Android 2.1 update is no different, for O2 UK anyway.
A few readers have said that Vodafone UK have already released the update, unfortunately this isn’t the case though. Orange UK however are confirmed to have also released the update, with users already downloading Android 2.1 for their branded X10 handsets. A few users have also reported that Three have also released the Android 2.1 update for the X10 range today, like Orange. There is however still no sign of the update for O2 branded handsets in the UK. However the O2 UK Twitter account has said that the update will be coming this week, subject to testing and approval anyway. Deja vue? Unfortunately so. Hopefully there will be no issues though and O2 users should see the update before the end of the week.
What will irk many O2 owners however, is the O2 Germany and O2 Ireland have managed to release the update today. Both the generic Android 2.1 update for the X10 has been released, as well as the O2 version. This is something we’ve previously seen with O2 UK before. Fortunately it was only a matter of days until O2 UK followed suit and it appears that this will be the case this time around as well. It’s just a shame that the UK sector can’t roll the update out as quick as O2 in other countries.
For those in the UK on T-Mobile, unfortunately not much information has been released, other than that it should be due before the end of the month. As always though, once more information is received we will update you. The same is true for Vodafone, despite a few initial comments about Vodafone releasing the update, this has proved to be false information unfortunately. We also don’t have a release date for when Vodafone will release the Android 2.1 update for their X10 handsets.