Sony Ericsson is set to upgrade the operating system of Xperia X10 smartphone to Android Gingerbread V2.3 from the beginning month of August.
However, the company has very harshly made it clear that the Xperia Mini, the Mini Pro and the X8 will have to stay with the current Eclair version only as none of these phones, other than the Xperia X10, “has the minimum possible required amount of RAM needed for successfully running the Gingerbread operating system”.
With the upgrade, the X10 will get the newly launched ‘Facebook Inside Xperia’ feature, which allows users to share, like and connect on Facebook in a faster and easier way through their mobile phones.
The UI with the desktop layout and pinch-to-overview gesture will be similar to the previous version, while Wi-Fi/USB tethering, and app storage on SD-card are included in the update.
Also the customisable horizontal app tray and the media experience widgets are in the update, including an integrated equaliser in the music player.
The update, however, also comes with a warning from Sony Ericsson that this update will only work with the generic kits and users with a customised Xperia X10 will not be able to use the upgrade.