July 29, 2014

Sony Ericsson Blames AT&T's "Especially Rigorous" Testing for 2.1 Delay

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is seeing its Android 2.1 update roll out across the world, hitting various carriers and countries right now.  A common question we hear from our followers and readers is whether or not the AT&T version is going to see Eclair anytime soon.  According to Sony Ericsson, that might not happen in the short term.  What’s the hold up?  The blame for the delay, as SE sees it, falls at AT&T’s feet.  

…Unfortunately, we have no control of that timeline factor. Those requirements are provided to us and we work hard to meet and test them as quickly as we can. In the U.S., the testing process is especially rigorous, and can take months to complete, which is why we cannot announce the timing for availability of the X10 update in the U.S. …

The scary part of this statement is where it says it “can take months” to complete.  Are they saying it might be a few more months before AT&T rolls it out?  We could be at Gingerbread and Honeycomb phones by then!

What’s your take on this?  We know AT&T hasn’t been the best carrier when it comes to Android, but Sony Ericsson has also been behind the pack since the phone debuted.  Who do you think should fall on the sword here?