Sony Ericsson's midrange X8 shipped this month with a hilariously out-of-date version of Android installed -- Donut, to be specific -- but it looks like the company is going to be moving a little quicker to rectify the situation than it has with the similarly-afflicted X10. A "company spokesman" has told IDG's news service that Android 2.1 will be coming before the end of the year, with details on exactly how that's going to happen coming "in the near future." We're in November now, so there's really no time for games if they're serious about making this happen before 2010's out -- then again, how many X8 owners are out there at this point?