Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Android 2.1 Roll-out has begun

If you own a Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, you’re probably wondering when your version of Android will be pulled into modern times. While it’s not all the way there yet, Android 2.1 has marinated long enough and is finally ready for the X8. The 2.1 – or Eclair – update has begun rolling out to Xperia X8 handsets, but there is no telling exactly when you’ll be getting yours. If you’re an antsy Android owner like I had been, you’d probably find yourself manually checking for updates every five minutes.

While the roll-outs have begun, and no time frame has been set for when everyone will finally be on board, it looks like it could take a while for some users. According to the Sony Ericsson product blog:

This is not because I keep things a secret or don’t want to tell you – it’s just that the final timing of when each kit comes is depending on different local and global approvals and therefore we don’t really have a detailed plan per kit but rather release them as soon as all needed approvals are in.

As if you haven’t waited long enough for the update to become available, you’ll now have to wait until it’s approved for your handset on your carrier. AT&T users may be last on the list, sadly.

With Android 2.1, you can expect features like 720p recording – which really should be a standard on all smartphones these days – and you’ll also have five home screens now which should give you plenty of room for your apps and widgets.

To see if your Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is due for the Android 2.1 update sooner than later, hit the link below and check your SI number on the back of your phone to see if it falls within the group of handsets eligible for the update.

Not long ago the Android 2.1 roll out began for X10 mini and mini pro users. Let us know how the process went if your handset was updated!

[Via: Sony Ericsson]

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