Xperia X8 to get Android 2.1 update before the end of 2010

Despite the bad press surrounding the Xperia X10 and it’s outdated version of Android 1.6, Sony Ericsson still released the Xperia X8 with Android 1.6 instead of 2.1. The company did however promise an update to Android 2.1 for the Xperia X8, along with the Xperia X10 range. Sunday saw the first Android 2.1 kits go out for the Xperia X10 range, with other kits/markets following through the month. However Xperia X8 owners were told that the planned update would fall at a later date than the X10 range, despite the software being the same as that used on the X10 Mini/Mini Pro, with the use of the four corner shortcuts.

Unfortunately no further information was revealed about when the update would arrive for Xperia X8 owners. A spokesman for Sony Ericsson has come forward and has said that the Xperia X8 will be upgraded to Android 2.1 before the end of the year. Apart from that though, no further details were given and instead, we will have to wait for further details from the company about the update. Hopefully the Xperia X8 Android update will go as planned now that Sony Ericsson have some experience in releasing the Android 2.1 update, whether specific markets will be ready or not for it though remains to be seen.