Someone at Sony Ericsson didn’t get the memo: Android 2.2 is the only game in town.
The Boy Genius is hearing that the Sony Xperia will be hitting AT&T’s network in the coming weeks. Sony’s Experia X10 from a hardware perspective is a very solid Android phone. It is pretty much on par with the best HTC and Motorola offer: 4-inch, 480×854 pixel screen, 1GHz Snapdragon Processor and 8 megapixel camera. It doesn’t look bad either (right).
Unconscionably, somehow, some way, Sony is shipping this thing with the outdated Android 1.6 (!!). Welcome to the Dell Streak fan club, Sony. While EVOs and Droids are currently being upgraded from Android 2.1 to Android’s 2.2 Froyo OS, Sony is soon to be shipping with 1.6 with a promise to upgrade to 2.1 by the end of they year.
Sony Ericsson states on its blog:
Couple that with AT&T’s non-existant Android marketing and I smell a huge flop. Good way to enter into the US Android market.
Update: Sony has an ambiguous press release saying the 2.1 update may be coming in Q3 (still not outstanding):