updated 01:50 pm EDT, Mon June 20, 2011
Plans delayed from early-spring promise
Despite Sony Ericsson's promise that its Xperia X10 handset would be updated with Android 2.3 by late spring, the company has confirmed that it will not meet the original goal. In a blog post, the company suggests it is now planning to begin the roll-out sometime in the beginning of August. Users will still be able to take advantage of software functionality close to that of the newer Xperia Arc handset.
The Gingerbread build will bring a new UI with a pinch-to-overview gesture, along with a customizable app tray in horizontal orientation. Other features taken from the latest Xperia lineup include revamped media widgets and an integrated equalizer in the music player, however users will not be able to utilize DLNA media streaming.
Aside from Sony Ericsson's customizations, the update will enable standard Android 2.3 upgrades such as Wi-Fi and USB tethering, Adobe Flash support and app storage on the microSD card.
Although the X10 is still on track to receive the Gingerbread update, the company still has no plans to update the X10 mini, Mini pro, and X8 beyond the current Eclair build.