When Sony Ericsson announced that they would not be upgrading the Xperia X10 past Android 2.1, this left a lot of users very angry and caused many to swear they’d never go back to Sony Ericsson. In light of this, Sony Ericsson have listened to the feedback and have today confirmed that the Xperia X10 will be updated past Android 2.1.
They will skip Android 2.2 and move straight onto 2.3, which is currently the latest version of Android available. The work they’ve done with the new line of handsets, the Xperia Arc, Neo and Play has enabled them to work with Android 2.3 and gave them a solution to making 2.3 possible on the X10. The update will be Android 2.3.3 and will become available from the end of Q2/early Q3.
While this is great news for Xperia X10 owners, the X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro and X8 will not be updated past Android 2.1. Also, while the X10 will receive another Android update, increasing the handset’s lifespan, it will be the final update to Android according to the company. Sony Ericsson will continue to upgrade their new products past 2.3 however.
Moxier will not be included in the 2.3 update and instead will use the Gingerbread native EAS functionality. Mediascape will also be replaced by the media experience widgets and music player, found in Sony Ericsson’s new line of Xperia products.
Gingerbread does not support the Sony Ericsson Backup and Restore feature so this will be lost once upgraded, likewise some Sony Ericsson camera functions will be lost, such as smile shutter and face recognition. Instead the X10 will use the standard Android camera interface.
Source: Sony Ericsson Product Blog