Xperia X10 Getting A Delicious Bite Of Gingerbread, Coming This August
Yes, you read that correctly. Sony’s much-maligned Xperia X10, the company’s first big Android phone, has been confirmed to receive an update to Android Gingerbread (presumably 2.3.3 or 2.3.4) this August. Launched back in early 2010, the X10 had a lot of promise, with it’s 4-inch touchscreen, 8.1-megapixel camera, and 1GHz processor putting it at the top of the Android stable for hardware. However, Sony draped it’s buggy and slow custom interface, known as UX , over an Android 1.6 core, leaving the X10 leagues behind it’s Eclair and Froyo munching smartphone brethren. Updates have been slow, with some users around the world still running 1.6, so today’s announcement will likely be met with much gratitude from frustrated owners. The update to Gingerbread will roll out across all phones, starting this August, and will bring with it all the benefits of Gingerbread (including WiFi and USB tethering, app storage on SD cards, Adobe Flash and numerous others) as well as improved versions of Sony’s Timescape and Mediascape interfaces, and deeper Facebook integration. A full demonstration of the new features can be found in the video below.
Source: Sony Ericsson