In an interesting post on the official Sony Ericsson Xperia blog, Xperiancers, the company admitted that the Xperia X1 suffered from a lack of support, but that they did not plan to repeat this on the X2. They therefore laid out a clear roadmap for expected updates to the handset, and also made it clear from the start that X2 owners should not expect a Windows Mobile 7 update, as the hardware would not support this.
As the X2 begins to roll out globally, itâ€™s only fair that customers know what kind of support weâ€™ll be giving the phone in the months to come. Itâ€™s not news to say that we attracted some criticism for this on the X1 and weâ€™re not going to go there again with the X2. So, for the record, this is what X2 customers can expect in terms of software upgrades.
In March, weâ€™ll launch our first upgrade (MR1). It will upgrade Windows Mobile from 6.5.1 to 6.5.2 (which will improve both the stability and usability of the device), it will bring in the use of video telephony, an FM radio and it will introduce fast GPS to get a quicker fix. As well as all this, MR1 will upgrade a lot of the applications in the phone to improve speed, usability and fix any bugs we find.
The second update will go live in May and this will be a big one as it moves Windows mobile onto 6.5.3. This is a significant upgrade in terms of usability, performance, power management and the browser experience.
Thatâ€™s the extent of our plans at the moment but Iâ€™ll update this post as we make any more decisions.
I am sure actual and potential owners of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 appreciate such openness and also reassurance that the Windows Mobile handset, running an OS which is currently not extremely favoured by SE, will continue to receive support in the coming months.
Thanks Christopher for the tip.