Sony Ericsson yesterday confirmed that its Xperia X10 will be getting the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update in early August. In addition to a detailed feature list from March, Gingerbread software will keep the original camera interface as in the Eclair version and enable Facebook integration that the company rolled out to 2011 handsets, sans this caveat:
With regards to the roll-out plan, as said back in March, this will first and foremost be made available to generic trade kits. Even if there will be some operator kits getting this upgrade, as said before – some of you will not be able to upgrade your customized version of Xperia X10.
Also, DLNA functionality won’t be supported at this time. With bad news out of the way, here’s more features to be excited about plus a nice video of Gingerbread on the Xperia X10 in action…
Gingerbread update will bring most of the 2011 Xperia software functionality found on the Xperia Arc. This includes the overall look and feel of the user interface, pinch-to-overview gesture, tethering via WiFi and USB tethering, the ability to store apps on SD cards, the customizable horizontal app tray, the media widgets, an equalizer in the music player and more.