Android 2.1 updates for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 have started to roll out, and no, SE didn't surprise anyone with Froyo. Android 2.1-update 1 is rolling out in stages, based on the "SI-number" located on the label on the back of your phone. Sony Ericsson has a list of all the SI-numbers that are being given the update now, and they will update that list accordingly. See the source link for the list.
Interestingly, SE again mentions that software updates are not under their complete control:
All manufacturers need carrier approval for their software, but it appears the Sony Ericsson really wants us to remember that. If I can offer a suggestion -- stop shipping phones with Android 1.6 on them and you wont have to make so many excuses. Just sayin'. [Sony Ericsson Product Blog] Thanks Sam!
Dear Sony, thanks for showing us that the evil empire of electronics can screw things up if they want to. You're making Samsung look good and HTC look like the best (as they are).
I'd rather have the 2.1 back on my droid x. Motorizon is no better.
The phone is nice... but ... I ask why continue making that !
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