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Android 2.3 Gingerbread Won't Come for the Xperia X10 Until August
      #40861 - 06/20/11 02:35 PM

Sony Ericsson announced they were working on an Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Xperia X10 back in March. The announced said the Gingerbread update for the Xperia X10 would come at the end of June or beginning of July. But today Sony Ericsson said through its own product blog that the Gingerbread update for the Xperia X10 is delayed until August. We don't know if we should laugh or cry. But at least the good news is it's definitely coming. The original plan from Sony Ericsson was not to upgrade the OS kits for that phone beyond Android 2.1 Eclair. The new update will also include Sony Ericsson's new Facebook inside Xperia features. Here is more info:

"As said in March most of the 2011 Xperia software functionality from e.g. Xperia arc will be included. 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.

One difference compared to the 2011 products is that DLNA will not be included. Extra type approvals were needed for that and we were unable to prioritize that without jeopardizing the time schedule. There are both server and client alternatives downloadable from Android market though.

For Xperia X10 mini, mini pro and X8 there are as communicated earlier no plans to update beyond the current ?clair version. There are two mains reasons for this: The Xperia X10 mini, X10 mini pro and X8 all have less RAM memory than Xperia X10. By this we can?t guarantee a good user experience by upgrading beyond Android 2.1. The upgrade of Xperia X10 also was made possible due to that we had a code base that mostly could be reused. For the mini?s, who have a different user interface, this possibility did not exist."


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