Why the Xperia X10 won’t have Froyo

It was recently announced that the Xperia X10 won’t be upgraded to Android 2.2 even if Sony Ericsson has the Xperia Arc running in Android 2.3. The reason for this was explained recently by Nathan Vautier, a representative of Sony Ericsson for UK and Ireland.

It seems that the company engineers are having a hard time in “uncoupling” the Timescape user interface from the Android operating system. They actually were able to pull it off in the Xperia Arc but had no luck with the X10.  Basically, the X10 will remain as it is and not have any more OS upgrades. Sony Ericsson even commented that Android 2.1 was even equal or even better than Android 2.2 on this model.

Owners of the X10 need not worry though since numerous updates are still planned for the X10 as long as it is supported by Android 2.1. To start the year, a multi-touch update is already on the way and has been released in some regions already.

The Xperia X10 may be left behind in the race for the best smartphone models but it still is a great looking phone with lots of great functionalities. With its access to the thousands of applications in the Android Marketplace a lot of people will still be looking for this model.

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  • Thepuffytaco

    Bull.
    So the folks at XDA are smarter than SE developers or just not lazy.

  • j0hnmark

    uhhhh does this update come with a new UXP??

  • http://budgetandroid.com Budget Android

    Sad to hear that Xperia X10 won’t be upgraded to Android 2.2

  • http://- Hades

    Leave the timescape of.. we dont need it if we got 2.2 u can make timescape a paid app and get more money….or even a free app just for SE users… it’ll help you… This decision will actually might make u lose some customers and other ppl thinking of buying the XPERIA X10 family and also the x8 coz of 2.1 its just a bad dicision…

  • Ash

    Get rid off it i have never used it , fed up of phone going really slow and unresponsive !!! , Just give us the update !!!!

  • Ian

    “uncoupling” the Timescape user interface from the Android
    Do you mean ‘coupling in the time scape interface’ as Android 2.2 won’t have it coupled in without some work.
    If they can do it on 2.3 for arc then just upgrade X10 to 2.3 where the work’s been done.

    but I agree with the above comment, don’t realy need timescape.
    I do need flash!!!!!!!! for iplayer!!!!!!!

    Still waiting for multitouch, Vodafone UK please roll this out.
    Someone I know on ’3′ have got this.

  • Ian

    wow they must have just read this. multitouch here we come. lol

  • ideal

    We can access thousands of models BUT HOW THE HELL SRE WE GOING TO INSTALL THEM ON SD CARD!!!!!!!

  • richard w

    i agree with ian just put the arc’s 2.3 onto the x10 and save a lot ov money wasting your time on 2.2 it seems they just dont want older models to keep up with their new rang even though they are perfectly capable. I dont understand why they are making this choice htc for example update very old models to 2.2+ and dont lose custom so i dont see why they cant do the same as i thought sony ericsson was a better company but seems i was wrong :(.

    • sujitha

      dont screw on ur customers sony ericson..this wud become our last mobile from se…if there are no plans for froyo or further updates..the y the hel is this mobile in market…