Sony Ericsson Details Gingerbread for Xperia X10
Sony Ericsson has offered up additional details for the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Xperia X10 today, keeping it on track for an early August release. According to the SE product blog, the Gingerbread update will keep the camera UI found in the Éclair release as well as as adding in the new Facebook inside Xperia functionality that comes with the new, 2011 products.
Further, the software and general UI will resemble other 2011 products (Xperia Arc) including a customizable horizontal app tray, media experience widgets, and the pinch-to-overview gesture. And since we’re jumping from 2.1 to 2.3, the Xperia X10 will now offer support for Adobe flash.
Unfortunately, it’s not all “new and improved” for the Gingerbread update as SE is pulling the DLNA support out because it would potentially delay the August time frame. However they do point out that there are both server and client alternatives downloadable from Android Market.
You can watch a four-minute clip with Sony Ericsson giving an early look at the Gingerbread update for the Xperia X10 below. We gotta admit, it’s really refreshing to see this phone getting such software support. After a terribly rocky starts with the phone, the 2.3 update should keep it on par with many of today’s mid-range Android handsets.