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 to Sony’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!