Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Gets Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update

Sony Ericsson today released Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for Xperia X10. Software availability is dependent on operator and/or country. An icon in the notification bar of your phone indicates that new software is available.
The software upgrade can only be installed using a computer and PC Companion software. To start upgrading, connect your phone to your PC with a USB cable, start PC Companion and follow the instructions. Here is more info on this update from Sony Ericsson:

The latest Android platform for smartphones, Android 2.3.3, is now available for your Xperia X10. Update your phone to enjoy the following benefits:

-Facebook inside Xperia – a series of unique integrations of Facebook into your multimedia apps, phonebook and calendar
-The possibility to use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot
-Music player with equalizer
-USB tethering – share your 3G data connection via the USB connector
-Photo widget – one click access to your photo gallery app
-App tray sorting – arrange your apps in the order you want them

The update will replace the software in your phone. This means:

-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.


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