Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gingerbread update for Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 available now

If there’s anyone out there still using a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, there’s no doubt you’ve been waiting a long time for this. Now available for download and installation, Gingerbread for the Xperia X10 has been finally released.

Among the normal Gingerbread-flavored enhancements throughout Android 2.3.3, you’ll find a whole slew of new Sony Ericsson specific features that’ll have your device feeling young again:

  • Facebook inside Xperia – A series of unique Facebook integrations with multimedia apps, phonebook and calendar

  • The ability to use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot

  • Music player with equalizer

  • USB tethering – Share your 3G data connection via the USB connector

  • Photo widget – One click access to your photo gallery app

  • App tray sorting – Arrange your apps in the order you want them

  • Since the update to Gingerbread will completely replace the software on your X10, there will be a lot of data overwritten. Some content will no longer be supported, including:

  • User data (contacts, messages and more) saved in your phone memory will be overwritten; user data saved on the phone’s memory card is not affected

  • DRM content will be overwritten

  • The Backup and Restore app will be overwritten and cannot be used to restore data (check out Android Market for alternative apps to back up and restore your data, such as MyBackup)

  • The Creatouch, Neoreader and Quadrapop apps will be removed

  • Mediascape, homescreen operator customization and app tray operator customization will no longer be supported

  • Moxier Exchange will be replaced by Android 2.3 Gingerbread Exchange support

  • To download Gingerbread, Android 2.3.3, for your Sony Ericsson X10, head on over toSony’s new software page. You’ll need to have PC Companion installed to update your device. It can be found here. Good luck, and happy updating!


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