Sony Ericsson signals Xperia X10 Gingerbread update
Latest smartphone Android, at last
Sony Ericsson has posted Android 2.3 Gingerbread for last year's Xperia X10 smartphone.
The phone maker promised the much sought after upgrade back in March, saying the software would arrive "late Q2/early Q3". Later, it revised that timeframe to early August.
But we're still in late July, and here's Gingerbread.
According to SE, the new OS bring to the X10: "Facebook inside Xperia, a series of unique integrations of Facebook into your multimedia apps, phonebook and calendar; the possibility to use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot; USB tethering, share your 3G data connection via the USB connector; Photo widget, one click access to your photo gallery app; and App tray sorting: arrange your apps in the order you want them."
Will the Minis get an update? They were supposed to get them at the same time as the bigger phone, and did indeed get the 2.1 update prior to this one. I know someone who's been waiting for 2.2+ for aaaaages.
I think that when my contract is up I'll step the hell away from SE. Their updates are laughable and every time they announce something, a day or so later they say it was premature and that they need more time and then it vanishes.
Not forgetting install-to-SD
The internal storage in the Mini Pro is a bit wee for a phone that can't install to SD.
Ass backward telco customers notify them of upgrade
Seems that Vodafone have been informed of the impending 2.3 update by their own customers via the forum:
Don't hold much hope of seeing this released by VF before the Olympics closing ceremony.
Pity though, 2.1 was a incredible improvement in every way.
All of us with these have been waiting for aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages
For one simple reason - battery life.
The mini is a fantastic phone (especially for the price), but it eats a battery in a day if not even less. 2.3 is supposed to improve considerably on that.