Sony Ericsson announced today that their highly popular Unlocked Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 phone would no longer be receiving anymore updates to the Android operating system from here on out. This announcement was met by wrath for many XPERIA X10 users who have already made it clear that they have had a problem with the slow upgrading process that has been seen through many of their releases so far.
You would think with the past criticisms that the team has had to face that they would be more apt to upgrade some of their current releases. Their slow upgrading process has been a problem for many of their users, and the company has shown no willingness to go above and beyond expectations with their current upgrading model. Hopefully they will reconsider their decision and will upgrade the Xperia X10 software past Android 2.1, where it currently sits.
The company argued in their tweet that the features that were included in the 2.1 update for Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Unlocked were on par, and may even exceed those of a basic 2.2 installation. Of course, anyone who followed the update knows that this is not true in many areas and seems to be a bit of a cop out by the company. This caused outrage among their loyal customers. the problem was not only that they weren't going to be updating the phone in a timely fashion - again, it was mostly that the company seemed to announce that the move wouldn't be made for all of the wrong reasons.
There is no doubt that the company will have to address the issue again the future, based on the response that they have received thus far. With the slow roll out of updates, Sony seems to have demonstrated that their phones will, in most cases, not be willing to budge on the issue of updates. They can be a bit tricky to handle between models, and they seem to be focusing more on releasing new, updated phones rather than worry about the updating process of older phones.