Xperia X10 to get Gingerbread (2.3), tech community get’s shocked

Definitely something I don’t think anybody saw coming here. You might be interested to know that Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X10 will be making the jump to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, from 2.1. Very surprising, considering that Sony Ericsson actually stated in the past that there would be no future updates to the X10 family beyond 2.1 Eclair. The X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro will be stuck on 2.1, just incase you thought you might have gotten an upgrade to there…

And don’t worry, still working on that iPad 2 review…

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3 Responses to “Xperia X10 to get Gingerbread (2.3), tech community get’s shocked”
  1. Ducknose says:

    Oh my god! An Android device is finally receiving an update for once. This is breaking news, a once in a lifetime opportunity. All of those who have a Xperia X10, you may rejoice and have a party with your 2.2 and 2.1 friends. 🙂 You guys should appreciate that you even got an update.

    I hope this sends a message to other manufacturers of Android phones (Samsung….) that updates are good and old software is bad. Only if schools could abandon Windows XP and the dreaded Office 2003. I want my PowerPoints to work properly!

    *End of sarcastic rant*

    • Daniel says:

      XD Ditto on the last statement, but it won’t happen in our school for quite a while.

      I have a Samsung Android 2.1 phone, so I really hope that Samsung updates it to 2.3…

      I find the fact that companies like Samsung don’t update their phone’s version of Android as soon as the newest version is out, atleast in my view, is an extreme case of laziness (and I AM pretty darn lazy)

      • Ducknose says:

        Agreed, our school won’t abandon its XP and Office 2003 for a million years. If we go by how long Windows 98 finally got the sack, then it might be a long time.

        I see what you mean about your phone, it is ok but the software is a tad outdated. This is what I like about an iPhone; you know if you’re going to get an update! Apple makes it clear cut unlike Android manufacturers who leave you in uncertainty.

        I think manufacturers like Samsung only want your money, so when a new version of Android comes out, they simply won’t update and will try and make you buy a new phone with the new OS. There are some companies who’ll provide an update to a more recent version but those are few and far between. You also have to remember that it takes time to configure the software to suit the phone and update the crapware to work, but this is no excuse for it to never be released, like with your phone. I think that an Android phone should at least have 1-2 updates before being abandoned.

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