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On the same day that O2 decided to hold back the release of its exclusive white Xperia PLAY, Sony Ericsson was busy announcing good news to Xperia X10 owners. Later this year, X10 owners can expect to receive an update to Android 2.3. Surprised? At the start of 2011, Sony Ericsson stated its intention to ensure that future models will be updated regularly, and quickly.
The key reason for not being able to easily upgrade the X10 was down to the deep integration of the Timescape and Mediascape apps, which Sony Ericsson has wisely separated from the OS to become more like standalone apps and widgets.
The update will also be available via the PC update software only, so no OTA (Over-The-Air) update. Well, it seems that the update will be issued to generic, SIM-free, handsets and that could mean no updates for users of handsets issued by certain networks.
SMARTPHONE MAKER Sony Ericsson has announced that its flagship smartphone, the Xperia X10, will eventually get an update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread in the coming months. Android 2.3 Gingerbread won't be rolled out to the phones over the air but via PC-based upgrade clients.
If you own an Unlocked and unbranded version of Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, You are in luck. Sony Ericsson on their blog have said that they are working on an update for these particular handsets and they will soon be updated to Android 2.3.
We plan to bring an upgrade to Android Gingerbread for the XperiaTM X10 to generic trade kits end Q2 / early Q3 this year.
1. The current plan is that the Xperia X10 will get the Android standard Camera user interface and therefore features like e.g. face recognition, smile shutter etc will be lost.
2. Moxier is replaced by the gingerbread native EAS functionality.
3. Mediascape is being replaced by the media experience widgets and music player included in our new 2011 products.
4. DRM keys for protected content on your phone will be lost in the upgrade process.
5. The Sony Ericsson Backup and Restore client is not supported in the Gingerbread version and will therefore be lost.
6. Support for bi-directional languages will be reduced compared to the latest version of the 2.1 version of the Xperia X10.
By. Android Phone Tips