XPERIA X10 Froyo Update Delayed and the LG Town C300 Now Released

It seems that Sony Ericsson XPERIA owners are going to have to wait for quite some time before their devices are updated to a newer version of the Android operating system.

There are several XPERIA Android phones; the XPERIA X10, the X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro and the XPERIA X8. All of the phones use the older Android 1.6 Donut. While the platform itself is pretty functional, stable and reliable, it is missing out on many core features that are present in the newer 2.1 Éclair –most particularly, support for the 2.2 Froyo update.

The worst part of it all is that Sony’s smart phones are not cheap devices, these are pretty expensive devices with some cutting edge hardware, but in terms of the OS being used, these phones are on the lower end of the Android food chain. If the Timescape user interface was not as good as it is, then Sony Ericsson would have had to rethink their Android series.

Anyway, it seems that instead of getting the Éclair update this September, the phones will be getting updates on November instead. With that late a release date, Sony has yet to announce a tentative release date for an actual Froyo 2.2 update post-November. This means that the wait for Sony users has moved from long to indefinite.

In other mobile phone news, LG has finally made the Town C300 handset available to consumers. This BlackBerry style handset is a messaging based 2G device. In terms of form, the lower portion of the phone seems a little too curved to be gripped properly when typing, so expect a bit of an adjustment period when using this device. Spec-wise, the handset seems to reflect a lot of the features present in the original GT350 (which as the first Town series device).

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