XPERIA X10 Android 2.3 Gingerbread update coming August [Video]

June 20, 2011
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Sony Ericsson has announced that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the XPERIA X10 is on track for a roll-out from the beginning of August 2011. The company has also released a video demo of the upgrade in action - which you can see below - as well as confirming just what features have made it in - or been left out - of the new ROM.

After user requests, the original camera UI from the Eclair build has been left in the Gingebread update. The Facebook Inside XPERIA tweaks - which allow for sharing from the media player, browser and other apps - are present, as is most of the functionality from the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc.

"The UI with the desktop layout and pinch-to-overview gesture will be similar and Gingerbread features like Wi-Fi & USB tethering, App storage on SD-card etc are included. Also the customizable horizontal app tray and the media experience widgets from the 2011 XperiaTM Products are in, including an integrated equalizer in the music player. Of course also apps that require Android versions 2.2 or 2.3 will now be possible to download from Android Market, e.g. Adobe flash."

However, Sony Ericsson will not be including DLNA support out of the box, due to the inherent delays in getting type approvals, though third-party apps are available in the Android Market. Generic trade versions of the X10 will get the update first, followed by some operator models. However, the company warns that - as said before - some operator-supplied models will not be eligible for the Gingerbread update.


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  • Bob01

    Finally an update about the update. Lets hope its worth the wait. Im happy camera functions wont be lost as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.zambrana1 Samuel Zambrana

    wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo im so excited i think i just died and went to heaven when i saw the video its so pretty makes me wanna cry

    • Jonny

      go ahead, cry a little and then  let’s fuckin’ enjoy this

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NTE67FFOVCMINR4OKUGKMRKD5I sGmaN

    expectation of  App storage on SD-card  & Adobe flash …,,, tha consider real smart phone,,,

  • Anudeep403

    Good to hear this , But let’s see how it support for games with out hanging..

  • Anudeep403

    Good to hear this , But let’s see how it support for games with out hanging..

  • Nadim8 6

    what about the flash when capturing a photo ,,does it still the same ? ,, or it was upgraded too ?

  • Anonymous

    Sure hoping its not as laggy as 2.1 has been. Don’t know if its just my phone, but it’s brutally slow!

  • http://twitter.com/gabrielmatrix Gabriel Knight

    I have been using 2.2 custom ROM on this phone and it’s just ok, you can play angry birds, hope 2.3 will bring a new solid environment with more features.

  • http://twitter.com/gabrielmatrix Gabriel Knight

    I have been using 2.2 custom ROM on this phone and it’s just ok, you can play angry birds, hope 2.3 will bring a new solid environment with more features.

  • Dannyhefc69

    This wont even touch my x10 no way am I slowing my phone right down just so it says 2.3 in the about section. I’m usein a 2.2 miui rom with a custom kenel to remove the 32 fps cap and other tweaks. Getting around 1600 on the quadrant test and it runs and feels amazing. Al have my x10 over my girlfriends arc any day of the week

    • Madvillepocket

      mind if i ask how you got your xperai to 2.2 and made it so fast? i have a x10 now at 2.1 but i want my phone to run like a beast and put other phones to shame, so if you could help me accomplish this id greatly appreciate it. my email is madvillepocket@gmail.com if you could email me any info regarding this and thanks

  • Eddiesr196313

     running 2.1 on my x10 but i want flash 10.3

  • Pubuduvideo12

    Hi i updated my x10 to android 2.3 gingerbread but after ui did it i broke my phone so now when i press te power button blinks green and vibrates butt the lcd display does not show nothing. When i connect with the pc the pc companion regonize the phone and it shows connected to xperia x10. the problem started from when i try to upgrade to android 2.3 gingerbread. the proces finished butt the phone did not power up.only green light and vibration but the lcd is black. i have no idea what is wrong. plz help me out!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/dragan.ratkovic Dragan Ratkovic

      Have you solved this problem yet?