Wireless carrier O2 Germany plans on providing software updates for the users of two highly appealing Android-based mobile phones, namely the Motorola Milestone and Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. According to a recent tweet from the wireless services provider, it already approved the new ROMs for these devices, and the solutions should start rolling out within the next 14 days.
Handset vendors Motorola
and Sony Ericsson did not unveil specific details on their plans on the matter, which means the updates should be delivered only to those O2 subscribers that own one of these two gadgets. On the other hand, there are great chances that the two mobile phone makers would provide the solution for other devices too, though details are still lacking.
As for what the new ROMs should bring into the equation, pieces of information were offered only for the Motorola Milestone
. According to another tweet from O2 Germany (via
The Unwired), Milestone's owners will receive a load of bug fixes with the solution, including some for the alarm bug, music player and an automatic device switch on.
Unfortunately, no word regarding the expected Android 2.2/Froyo
upgrade surfaced. This means only that the new upgrade won't include it, but does not exclude the release of the solution at a later date. Motorola's DROID handset, the US version of Milestone, was already said to taste the fresh Android flavor, which means Milestone should follow suit.
When it comes to the software update for Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, the details are rather scarce. According to the wireless carrier, the solution will be only a maintenance release, and not a platform upgrade. The Xperia X10 runs under Google's Android 1.6 operating system, and Sony Ericsson
promised an upgrade to Android 2.1 before the end of the ongoing year. As stated above, Milestone and Xperia X10 users on O2 Germany's networks should receive the new ROMs within the next two weeks.