Sony Ericsson pushes back the Android 2.1 update for XPERIAs to "late October"

Uh-oh. Looks like the wait for your XPERIA phone to get a well-overdue upgrade has just grown a little longer, with Sony Ericsson announcing on their blog today that the update has now been pushed back to the “end of October and onwards.”

As you were probably painfully aware, the update was promised for a Q3 release… which they clearly missed.

Other than the OS bump, the biggest new feature for the X10 is HD video recording with continuous auto focus.

While most phones have already received upgrades to the 4-month-old Android 2.2 (Froyo), the build promised for XPERIA phones — Android 2.1 (Éclair) — is just about to celebrate its first birthday.

As manufacturers scramble to differentiate themselves by heavily customising Android, this example clearly shows to the consumer the risks inherent in purchasing such a customised phone. Let’s hope this gets easier for manufacturers in the future.

[via Engadget]