Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 No-Froyo Due to Complicated UI

January 19, 2011
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So you might have been here a while ago, right around ten days ago I believe it was, when we learned news of a stopping of updates for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 beyond 2.1, that means no Froyo for you. Sony's reasoning back then was that they'd believed, or decided, that the current Xperia range was better on Android 2.1 "coupled with Sony Ericsson's proprietary upgrades and unique hardware." Turns out that statement lead to a slightly more loaded one that most people missed.

We were sneaking around some articles from over a week ago for some reason or another over on TechRadar and found a bit of reasoning that we believe hasn't been properly peeked at. A mister Nathan Vautier, UK MD for the UK and Ireland for Sony Ericsson sat down with TechRadar and told them that the reason was that while they'd been able to "uncouple" the Timescape User Interface from the Android operating system on the Xperia Arc, they'd had no such luck on the Xperia X10.

To that we say shucks. Of course they will be sending out more updates to the phone outside the OS, but no yogurt because of UI. That just goes to show you - don't jam your UI too deep into your handset, because you might never be able to get that frozen yogurt you've always wanted.

[Via TechRadar]


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  • SEsux

    no froyo due to SE sux shit bigtime, don’t buy their phones!

    • Elaph

      Actually my xperia lasted with me for 10 hours before being stolen in RUH airport. What a pitty…

    • Elaph

      Actually my xperia lasted with me for 10 hours before being stolen in RUH airport. What a pitty…

  • Daniel

    Lol wow…..

  • Thepuffytaco

    Actually the reason why the phone won’t get updated is due to the fact that the developers for SE are lazy and or idiots. The folks at XDA are able to put froyo on the Xperia.

  • Andrew

    Well, then just give us vanilla froyo or gingerbread

    Who uses timescape anyway?!

  • http://www.activeholidays-croatia.com Chris

    i am ok if they give as flash support

  • Olai S. Frantzen

    Bullshit! I just saw a video from the XDA forum. In the video there were two SE X10. One with Froyo 2.2 and the other one with Gingerbread 2.3. So, the SE android developers are just lazy as hell. I will sell my X10 in the future if I don’t get 2.2. Not so dangerous about 2.3 Gingerbread though.

    If I don’t get the 2.2 Froyo wich improves speed and reliability my time with SE is over. If X10 gets future updates like Gingerbread 2.3 or 2.4, Ice-vanilla sandwich or Honecomb I’ll se SE in my future. But for now. I am pretty mad. MAD AS HELL!