Sony Ericsson has officially pushed back the much-anticipated Android 2.1 update for their Xperia line of phones. Originally slated for Q3, the company now says the “revised plan is to start the roll-out from end of October and onwards”. Citing a need to ensure the right quality and user experience, SE’s announcement is likely going to ruffle a few feathers.
A delay of a few weeks is commonplace in smart phones and wouldn’t normally be that big of an issue. The problem here is that we’re not talking an Android 2.1 to 2.2 jump, but a 1.6 to 2.1 instead. Depending on when various carriers see the update for the Xperia handsets, they may still be a year behind the rest of the class. We’re already nine months removed from the debut of the Nexus One and Android 2.1!