Android 2.3 released for X10 in US

The day that Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 owners in the US have been waiting for and perhaps even praying for as there were many times when we didn’t think this day would come at all for the x10, has arrived – Gingerbread aka Android version 2.3 is here!

Gingerbread for the Xperia X10 brings the Facebook inside Xperia feature which basically integrates Facebook into your handset, USB tethering, app tray sorting and the ability to use the X10 as a portable WiFi hotspot, amongst other features.

In order to update your X10, you need to use the Sony Ericsson PC Companion software on your computer plus you need to own an unbranded version of the Xperia X10 handset – the update is not yet available for the AT&T locked handsets.

Before jumping in and updating, be aware that by doing so, the following will happen to your handset:

*User data, such as 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.

The update can be found on the Sony Ericsson website here where you can also download PC Companion if necessary.

We’re interested to know how our readers get on with the update, any issues, any positives/negatives etc so please do comment and let us know how your updates go.