Sony Ericsson Fulfils Customer Requests, Xperia X10 Gets Gingerbread Update

Sony Ericsson has finally dished out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for its Xperia X10 Smartphone device.

The company said that the roll out will depend on the carrier or the users’ country and said it could not confirm an exact date on which the update will be available.

According to CNET, the Gingerbread update for the X10 is not available over-the-air (OTA) therefore users will have to connected their devices to a PC and run Sony Ericsson’s PC Companion software to install the update.

Apart from getting Gingerbread, the update will also bring tighter Facebook integration, a Wi-Fi hotspot and tethering feature as well. The update will also remove the Backup and Restore app from the device along with Mediascape. The update also brings horizontal app tray and new media widgets.

The device, which was launched last year with Android 1.6 Donut, comes with a 4-inch touch screen display and a 1GHz processor. It also features a cool 8.1 MP camera, which is capable of recording 720p HD video. The company had provided an Android 2.1 Eclair update for the device in October last year.

Sony Ericsson had originally planned not to release a Gingerbread update to Xperia X10 but decided otherwise, claiming that it has listened to its customers.