The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Gingerbread update has started, and will be rolled out completely this week
Sony Ericsson promised they've learned from past teething issues with Android, and will bring the latest version of Android even to a first-effort handset like the Xperia X10 as a tribute to that, and it is delivering the update as we speak with the goal to complete the roll-out by the end of this week.
It is great news that breathes new life in an oldie-but-goodie Android handset, which was stuck with a pre-Froyo version of Google's mobile OS until now. There were some custom ROMs designed for it, but nothing beats the official deal, which brings with it all the goodies Gingerbread has, plus the updated Facebook inside Xperia interface.
The update will be rolled out within a week, starting this past Friday, and will only be available via a computer with the PC Companion software. The Gingerbread bakery can be visited only on generic unlocked phones for now, while just a handful of carrier versions will be getting the update. See what the update does in the video below.
1. ivanprskalo (Posts: 112; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)
I have already install Gingerbread with trick from XDA (ARO stock 2.1 tft -then will update..)
So far I'm 70% satisfied.
Flash works great!
Camera stayed the same, well that's OK, but some of us don't want like million of ways to shoot the picture and 90% of them useless.. So I would be more pleased with some simplified camera UI, sometimes LESS is MORE.
I'm pleasantly surprised with new TrackID widget! Cool thing! And also with music and media widgets.
Those customizable tray icons aren't new to me because I had Xperia arc launcher couple months ago...
Still it looks little lagy whole UI. I thing I will reinstall it again with 2.3.3 rom for my area.
AND ONE MORE thing: Heavyweight browsers seem not to work on GPRS/EDGE/3G - just on WIFI. Only Opera mini and Dolphin mini are working. Dolphin HD, Skyfire and stock browser don't work.
ALSO, MARKET works just for browsing but I can not download and install apps when I'm on 2G/3G...
Anyone heard about that??