OFFICIAL: Xperia X10 to receive Android Gingerbread

by X10 on March 25, 2011

in Firmware, News

GingerbreadLooks like Sony Ericsson has been doing a good job of under-promising and over-delivering. First of all, they gave us the pinch-zoom update after stating the panel was single-touch only and now after stating that we weren’t going to receive any more updates post Android 2.1, Rikard Skoberg from the SE Product Blog has confirmed that SE will be delivering Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) to Xperia X10 owners by Q3 2011 at the latest.

The official timeline is late Q2/early Q3, so let’s call it July. Not a bad result at all, especially as we knew that the X10 had the hardware capable of Gingerbread, The vast number of ROMs on xda-developers is testament to that. What we need to make clear is that this update is only planned for “generic trade kits” for the Xperia X10. By this, we take it to mean that those on branded handsets will NOT receive this update. However, this can by easily fixed by flashing to a generic ROM.

The exact new features that will make it into the handset are still yet to be decided but Rikard confirmed the X10 will see the standard Android camera UI. This means that SE features such as face recognition, smile shutter will be dropped. Other changes include Mediascape that will see it in widget form only (much like the new Xperia range) and Moxier that will be dropped in place of standard Exchange features. The Sony Ericsson Backup and Restore client will also be removed as it is not compatible with Gingerbread. Unfortunately it also seems that bi-directional language support will be reduced compared to the latest X10 Éclair update. The details on which languages have been dropped hasn’t been confirmed so far.

The company confirmed that Android Gingerbread really will be the last update for the X10. I can’t see any reason why most customers should complain about that. Who says Sony Ericsson doesn’t listen to its customers? A great result all around.

Via SE Product Blog.

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1 x10i(germany) March 25, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Yeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaahh. Little bit to late but yeahhhh

2 chinaik March 25, 2011 at 11:51 AM

its great news, but i wonder. maybe still gt ppl want even more. like honeycomb. personally i dun really mind bt still its a great news.

3 lalaland March 25, 2011 at 11:53 AM

haha sony ericsson releasing 2.3 on it and some of you sold your phone thats absolutely hilarious lmao

i bet xda are seething i love sony ericsson they taking da piss out you fools now u wait till quater 3 dangling on their string

4 llello March 25, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Well it’s good to hear that SE has finally listened to its more savvy customers.

So we finally get 2.3.3 in July and I’m due a upgrade in August. At least my phone won’t be a total brick when I come to get rid.

5 Nav March 25, 2011 at 12:07 PM

SE announcements are just as good as their updates.

6 Steve March 25, 2011 at 12:08 PM

This (almost) goes to answer a question that I’ve been hunting around for an answer to, which is whether or not Moxier will be included on the Arc. I’m glad it’s being dropped from the X10; I wouldn’t imagine them removing it from the X10 only for it to be included on the Arc, though as of yet I could still be wrong so I wont hold my breath on anything being concrete just yet…

7 COCKLES March 25, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Who says complaining doesn’t get you anyway? Good result – but why or why are Sony faffing with Mediascape and other stuff for this update. Just bring a stock Android with a blue Sony theme and save yourself all the trouble Sony. But I’ll believe it when I see it. Wouldn’t be surprised to see a cancellation story on here in a few months time because it was technically unfeaisable, by which time a lot of people have their ARCS n PLAYS, won over by new found goodwill for Sony from this news story.

8 x10pwnage March 25, 2011 at 12:21 PM

april fools day is coming near!!!

9 =NoXiouS= March 25, 2011 at 12:28 PM

I’m cautiously optimistic about this potentially fantastic news. I wonder if it has anything to do with people like me who seized every opportunity to flame them on their own facebook discussion boards etc? I hope so. I want to believe this is true, but I know there is a chance they are doing this to shut people like me up for now while they release “Plague” & “Arc”. If they take this back, I’ll flame them 10x harder and everywhere! Right now I wait with some hope

10 artur March 25, 2011 at 12:44 PM

i told you so that SE brazil will not liar to us.

11 Simon Royal March 25, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Hi. Please please reconsider us smaller owners. I love my X10 Mini Pro and have over a year left on my contract, without an update this beauty is going to be dead before the year is out.

2.3 would be awesome – 2.2 would be too – but 2.1 is already out of date.

Is there a glimmer of hope. Come on SE. Even if its not for six months at least its something. It would restore a lot of peoples faith in SE and help you claw bag some of that respect you lost.


12 rojdag March 25, 2011 at 12:54 PM

@ lalaland

ur a turd.

that is all.

13 Jake March 25, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Some gd news at last, just wondering though as I rooted my phone to do the JIT installation as shown on this website will I be able to install this update when it comes out, my handset has already been flashed to UK generic so it is unbranded

14 Mr t March 25, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Awesome news! im still waiting for my pinch zoom update -.- on orange uk .

15 BONNIE March 25, 2011 at 1:03 PM


16 TheWeedMan March 25, 2011 at 1:16 PM

I pity the foool that still has a branded phone…lol

Get that bitch debranded!

Dont you all think that this news comes out the blue at a critical point just as the guys over at XDA are a bawhair away from bypassing the bootloader.

17 bangster March 25, 2011 at 1:27 PM

I can save my money on Arc……..

18 guachanchoya March 25, 2011 at 1:28 PM

We know SE, so if they said later q2 the real date will be LATER Q4 SOOOOOOOO 2012 !!!!!
Who cares about mobile phone if we going to die in 2012 ¬¬ fuuuuu

19 bruce March 25, 2011 at 1:30 PM

what about the experia x10 people that are on AT&T ???? So far we haven’t even been able to get the 2.1 upgrade which is a disgrace to Sony and an absolute garbage can for AT&T

20 Micheal March 25, 2011 at 1:40 PM

I’d say that it’s a little unfortunate that they won’t be sending it out to branded sets (it’s much easier on the users to update that way). However, I do understand that it’s about 100 times the work for SE, and if they are trying to put out 8 new phones this year (4 now and 4 in Q3/4), I can understand that they don’t really have the time to do this.

I was considering moving on to a new handset this summer, but now I will have new software to play with. Might hold me over until Q2 2012 when I can upgrade for cheap again.

Looking forward to figuring out this flashing to generic thing and updating when the update is released!

21 COCKLES March 25, 2011 at 1:41 PM

I’ll probably skip the official Gingerbread and wait for a cleaner XDA version of the official build, minus some guff Sony will stick in it. The Arc loader is a load of shite, Go launcher is way better better and much more smoother using Wolf’s 2.2 Cryo.

22 topi March 25, 2011 at 1:44 PM

even now,i am stil enjoying and benefitted from my x10..and it will even get better when shifted to gingerbread …..i love my xperia spent well

23 Revanth March 25, 2011 at 2:04 PM

Pinch zoom was released in january,now its march and i havent got update for my x10 on orange UK. Gonna root my phone to generic when gingerbread is released for x10

24 Sliganslogan March 25, 2011 at 2:04 PM

finally, all i really wanted was apps2SD anyways

25 x10 warrior March 25, 2011 at 2:13 PM

It is not SE listening to customers…
it is we made SE to Listen to us……..
the pressure from xda-developers too… also geohot who brought x10 to crack the ROM.
now SE want to make their shitty face clean..

Too Late but yet a good decision.. Now you guys look good SE..
As usual nothing comes smoothly frm SE… have to give a huge frustration to customers.

26 x10 warrior March 25, 2011 at 2:20 PM

Dont get over exited.. it will be released only on 2012.. its SE.. Beware.

If we all are lucky enough we can taste ginger bread before the Mayan Calender take effect. 😛 😛

27 lucid March 25, 2011 at 2:28 PM

yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, good news to everyone used x10

28 Tom866 March 25, 2011 at 2:30 PM

I have the desire and IP4 though most of the time on x10

29 Adam March 25, 2011 at 2:42 PM

The only issue is that the carriers will make those of us with branded handsets wait an extra month.

On O2 UK, still waiting on the mulit-touch update, and no real sign of it coming too soon

But good news, though it does mean I won’t be getting myself an XPERIA Play…

30 Kang March 25, 2011 at 2:46 PM

Good news for X10 users. I have went over to SGS so doesn’t apply to me anymore.
But by looking at gingerbread operating on ARC, I think X10 with gingerbread will be as snappy as other high end Android Phone.

31 goku March 25, 2011 at 2:58 PM

x10 is the best, lot better than HTC desire hd ( I am using both,) Sony quality is best (not support) with 2.3 it will be ever green phone..i love my x10…i will never give my mobile….but July is bit late…

32 Sliganslogan March 25, 2011 at 2:58 PM

just so everyone knows the end of the world is supposed to take place on December 12, 2012… so plenty of time for SE to release this

33 fact is fact March 25, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Well looks like all you guys need to fuck you selves now right? After all now we know who was the immature impatient child and who was intelligent enough to see ahead.

Seriously in your faces 😀

At least now you understand where my confidence comes from.

34 goku March 25, 2011 at 3:22 PM

yo fact is fact is back… show his face.

now we all have fun play arguing him lol…. hello man I missed ur fun ha ha…

35 fact is fact March 25, 2011 at 3:26 PM

I’m just back to show you guys how stupid you were! Specially the faggot x10 warrior, He should go stay in the garbage now, since in the end he was wrong and s/e weren’t that bad after all.

They did update their flagship to the latest and greatest android version and they didn’t lie or cheat on any customers. That’s the reason I hate speaking with many teenagers here because they are always impatient and always jump to conclusions.

Now all the wise people, who didn’t complain like a little girl should be proud of themselves because after all they were right.

36 pak ya March 25, 2011 at 3:26 PM

good news.. camera with autofocus was nice, but I’ll waiting u fix it on gingerbread on the next update.. TQ very much.. And also hopes this news will recover back ur bad reputation on XPERIA family.. will never fuck you up SE if you like this at the early of business….

37 JimmyC March 25, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Just a thought but if the new Mini Pro 2 is receiving the latest android update why can’t SE port it over to the original Mini Pro? Assuming it will have all the same menu and layout stlyes, corner shortcuts, etc…

38 Bandit March 25, 2011 at 4:03 PM

LMAO @ fact is fact

Finally got out of your shame hole didn’t you? Not much you could say anymore, specially after the good folks of XDA kept handing SE’s sorry ass over and over.

And after screwing X10 owners so gloriously, they realized that such retarded move will hurt them in the long run. Simple. Of course I’m getting an HTC as soon as my contract is over, SE can kiss my ass long ago.

39 fact is fact March 25, 2011 at 4:26 PM


shame hole? The only shame and disgrace here is you because you were the one claiming that s/e is the worse company and it will never provide any updates.

wake up kid, your just living joke nothing more. The least you could do is STFU to reserve some dignity for your self if any left of course.

And yes the best thing to do is to go for htc, seriously we don’t need whining bitches s/e owners, they just make us look bad, so hopefully we won’t see your face in the future.

40 Vatz March 25, 2011 at 4:33 PM

@fact is fact
I think the real issue here is whether SE had this update planned since the begging (wich I highly doubt) or is it the result of customers discontent (complaining) combined with the advance of XDA, and as I believe is the second option what forced SE to take this decision instead of insulting those people you should be thanking them; I don’t see that this would have been SE’s plan since the begging I don’t think that patience would have accomplished anything but still having Donut on our X10s.
Besides, is still a long time until the upgrade, so anything could happen, lets remember that is SE anything but truthful (and there are a lot of evidences around, so you can’t deny it) and once everybody buys the Arc, they easily could say that because of a “technical problem” Gingerbread is not possible on the X10 or that 2.1 is better.
Until I install this on my X10 I’ll not believe it and even then, I’ll never recommend a SE phone again, and thats a fact.

41 Cat March 25, 2011 at 4:34 PM

A sight for sleepy eyes =D There’s official stuff for the X10 blog to report to us Xperia lovers other than custom 2.3 ROM’s after all! This is wonderful news indeed.

42 =NoXiouS= March 25, 2011 at 4:39 PM

@fact is fact should rename self to fact on crack!
Why do you think Sorry Errorsson finally backpedalled on their decision? Could it have anything to do with folks like me that “complain like a little girl” as you put it? That is the real reason why they changed mind. I’ve been posting on their discussion boards on facebook as well as their blogs almost daily. It’s people like me who are NOT willing to take it lying down and make the extra effort to post everywhere and complain through official channels as well that made this happen. If you and the rest of the fanboys were the only ones to speak up, they would never change their minds. They would just laugh all the way to the bank. Somehow, we must have hurt them enough to make them not only listen, but change too. In many of my posts, I have said: “Learning from your mistakes means nothing if you don’t fix them while you can.” Apparently my message finally got through to the right people. Everytime they brag about “Plague” and/or “Arc”, I was there to point out to everybody that Arc only sails sideways or in circles from X10. “Plague” is just X10 mini pro with game pads instead of qwerty and S.E. screwing millions of X10 owners is wrong. For now, I’ll save my bullets until I see if S.E. was just lying about this to shut us up. If so, the firestorm will be further fueled until it reaches full inferno.

43 Nitin March 25, 2011 at 4:47 PM

@ Fact is Fact.

GTFO, you didn’t want anything beyond 2.1, so why are you happy? It’s just that anything SE does is right for you, because as I guess you have vested interests in endorsing this company. What confidence? You were confidently happy with 2.1 and loved moxier. News for you, retard, don’t update. You will lose your beloved 2.1 and moxier.

The update is good news, but the reason why it is given doesn’t require too much thought.

SE lost a lot of goodwill by refusing updates and existing customers (me included) cost it business. We dissuaded others from buying SE products and posted everywhere about how shitty this company is.

I won’t be buying another SE phone (what for? the 2.3 update is just a motion to hunt back customers that have abandoned SE, while other companies see updates as standard features of a phone’s life cycle). Fuck that sideways.

44 fact is fact March 25, 2011 at 4:52 PM


Yes whining as a little girl helped but keep in mind this is because SE really cares! I mean trust me many small girls whined like hell about getting other devices updated but nothing happened! Yes nothing happened. So, please don’t think that every company listens to their customers! Because many companies like samsung and moto made their customers so frustrated that they were fed up with whining it self.

Bottom line, SE cares, SE listens so please don’t deny it OK! Yes they make stupid decisions and yes they are not honest sometimes but they do care about their customers and their reputation. People used to laugh at me so loud because I claimed s/e will consider 2.3, but those fools never bought it back then and accused me of being blind.

And who laughs last laughs hard and loud my friend! Trust me, I wouldn’t care less about insults from teenagers and immature kids, however, the fact is that I was right! I was patient, I was seeing something none of you simpletons even though about. Accept it or deny it, this doesn’t change what happened now.

So it’s time for you people to grow up and admit that you made a mistake instead of making excuses that reveals that your still not mature enough to have such conversation.

Patient is a virtue and only a few have it, and the few that have it are lucky.

The fact is that fact is fact was right, I feel good :p

45 fact is fact March 25, 2011 at 4:53 PM


Your one of the whiny bitches that used to bark all day and yet you were wrong! So again, save some dignity for your self if any left 🙂

You are stupid and you never saw ahead, so just drop it OK. Seriously, jokes like you are not worth my time.

46 xperiax10 March 25, 2011 at 4:59 PM

wuhuuuuuuu so coool sony ericsson is the best i have never give up sony ericsson

47 Nitin March 25, 2011 at 5:03 PM

@ Fact is Fact

I’m fine fanbitch.

While you’re still bending over, I’ve moved on to companies with better integrity.

Every one knows why SE is pushing this update. No sane manufacturer who intends to update will announce that it wont, they’d rather shout that they will. It’s bad business. Something you don’t know anything about collecting less than minimum wage from SE to troll forums everywhere.

48 fact is fact March 25, 2011 at 5:03 PM

I’m just laughing so hard on the people that are arguing with me now looooool, seriously you look so pathetic because you lost the bet, and your trying to do your best to avoid the embarrassment of your stupidity. I said the phone will be updated because se cares and you kept whining that se are a bunch of losers that will never update their phones because they simply don’t care.

The reason I left this blog, is because most of the users are below my IQ no offense, and that’s the reason you losers suit each other, just keep whining like a girl and keep accusing the company for your own insecure issues 🙂

Seriously, I didn’t come here because I like the place, I just came because I couldn’t help my self of not laughing in your faces lol.

Your situation now is so weak that all I’m hearing is bla bla bla 🙂

You lost sorry! S/E may be late but being late is better than never delivering.

49 Douglas March 25, 2011 at 5:05 PM


Yes he is bending over to shit on your face hehe

50 Nitin March 25, 2011 at 5:05 PM

In your post I see “Yes they make stupid decisions and yes they are not honest sometimes …”


Yeah I believe, they are dishonest as hell. Integrity is a big word in my book, maybe it doesn’t matter much to a crook like you.

51 Nitin March 25, 2011 at 5:06 PM

@ Douglas,

K duggy, I can see you blowing him real nice right now.

52 fact is fact March 25, 2011 at 5:08 PM


if you moved to other companies than why are you still here f@ggot? Do you still love s/e and can’t resist their products poor you so sensitive and soft.

Just get the F** out of here. You claim you moved on and yet your still coming here every day, not only that your a retard but your so stupid. I like your kind because you think your smart but your the joke between the group hahaha 😀

Moved on and your still here, ya right, stop making excusing because it will only make you look as a clown, the way I always knew you are.

53 Nitin March 25, 2011 at 5:08 PM

@ Fact is Fact.

The ability to lie is not a good indicator of IQ. So please don’t tell people how good your IQ is. Idiot is the lowest ont the scale, but if i had to describe you, it’d be something in the range of cretinous mutant retarded moronic idiot.

54 Ian March 25, 2011 at 5:09 PM

yes typical of SE, a late start but then it gets good. all’s well ends well… I guess.
but then SE shouldn’t make this a habit, since many of their customers aren’t as patient as what SE want them to be.
Hey, are you sure our X10s’ hardware spec is capable enough for 2.3? I mean these things were designed to run 2.1s, and 2.3 is just an afterthought…. or is it?

55 Nitin March 25, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Lmfao I’m still dissuading others from buying SE products. But you’re too stupid to get that aren’t u bitch?

56 Nitin March 25, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Uhh,,, what excuses?

57 Nitin March 25, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Ian, 2.3 runs more efficiently than 2.1, so yeah your phone will run faster, better and smoother.

58 fact is fact March 25, 2011 at 5:12 PM


“Integrity is a big word in my book”

If you had any integrity you would have zipped it! But believe me you don’t have any, your just words, your actions reveals how desperate you are to prove something you lost and you lost badly.

You were so sure that S/E will never ever update the x10 further than 2.1! Well guess what? You were wrong 🙂

59 Nitin March 25, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Yes I was, and so was SE you dumb fucking moron. Why else would they announce they wouldn’t update.

Now they lose business and backtrack.

You dumb moron, if you don’t have a logical point to argue, zip your hole and grow some brains.

60 Douglas March 25, 2011 at 5:14 PM

@ fact is fact

Ooh my god you swiped the floor with niten hahahaha. I’m also like you, I was so fed up with those people who kept crying all the time, so I guess it’s time for payback and yes your doing it just brilliant.


hahahahahaha poor kid

61 Douglas March 25, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Niten is the joke of this forum hahahahaha, he should never show his face again here.

62 Nitin March 25, 2011 at 5:16 PM

@ Douglas

Btw, you illiterate moron, it’s “Nitin” l2readtroll.

Secondly, only a retard would see a flawed arguement as a good one.

63 Nitin March 25, 2011 at 5:17 PM

I see FiF arguing and you trolling, Good Joke?

yeah, i’m laughing at how absolutely stupid some people can be. Monkeys have more brains.

64 Nitin March 25, 2011 at 5:20 PM

I have a feeling the Arc, and Neo didn’t open too well, and the Play’s preorders weren’t up to company expectations, so they announce this update to make people think that they actually are very committed to customers. Far from the truth.

65 Emilio March 25, 2011 at 5:23 PM

this will sound dumb but how do I make sure my phone is generic build? i bought it from my carrier but it has the stock rom from the unlocked devices and doesnt have anything that would suggest it was a carrier-specific phone. not even in the box. but i did buy it from my carrier (Orange, dominican republic)

66 fact is fact March 25, 2011 at 5:23 PM

OK I’m done laughing on you clowns!

It’s time to do some real work in life now, I just wonder sometimes why did god create stupid creatures like yourselves, hmmmm, I guess he wanted to test our patience 🙂

Seriously, don’t bother replying because I promise you I won’t check this section again, so keep saying nonsense as much as you want. But deep inside you, you know I’m right, you lost the game and SE are back on track and are better than ever!

Updating their older flagship to 2.3 and now all the new xperia lineup are also 2.3 out of the box with very cool designs and features 🙂

Well done S/E keep moving forwards and let the dogies bark as much as they want because they will never prevent your success.

Dogies include :

1- niten
2- x10 faggot warrior
3- bandit


67 Douglas March 25, 2011 at 5:26 PM

niten niten niten

What does your name mean by the way? I assume it’s a pig or a similar animal hahahahaha

68 Nitin March 25, 2011 at 5:28 PM

@ Fact is Fact.

Funny thing, you and doug both say “Niten”. It’s really funny you have to post under another name to appear to have support for your dumb posts.

Your point is valid. God created you (stupid creature that you mention) to try my patience. You can’t answer logical queries, so you levae the forum. Good, I hope it was always so easy, since you have posted nothing logical thus far.

Arc is 2010 spec in the hardware department. Nice feature to have in a 2011 flagship. Have fun with it.

69 mohit March 25, 2011 at 5:28 PM

shit man sold my x10 one month ago….;(

70 Nitin March 25, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Actually, “Nitin” means sage. But, I already told you how dumb you were, right?

71 Morgan March 25, 2011 at 5:34 PM

wow, so much hostility! i think the upgrade is great since i am not ready for an upgrade for another year and a half. july is still a bit away but better than staying with 2.1 for the duration of my contract (unless xda crack that bitch of a bootloader and create an official rom). til then i can be patient, i am happy with my x10. 😀

72 King Moe March 25, 2011 at 5:37 PM

what are the advantages of 2.3 from the 2.1?

73 Nitin March 25, 2011 at 5:38 PM

@ Morgan,

Yeah stupid people do raise my hackles=p

Not arguing that this update is good news, was just trying to convince stupid people that one should have no illusions as to why this update is anounced.

74 Nitin March 25, 2011 at 5:40 PM

King moe,

Chiefly those of 2.2, Apps to sd, jit, flash and more that makes your system run faster, then 2.3 has more aggressive battery management as the chief draw. Obviously more.

Wonder about the colours though. 16 m or not.

75 =NoXiouS= March 25, 2011 at 5:40 PM

@Fanboy is Fanboy: “Accept it or deny it, this doesn’t change what happened now.”
Hello! It only happened now BECAUSE WE COMPLAINERS MADE THEM DO IT! I’ve been saying since October that ending on 2.1 is unacceptable. I rallied support from my Service Provider to make sure Sorry Errorsson got it from multiple angles. All along, I have said to modify the Xperia Arc O.S. to work on X10 because the hardware is nearly identical. Low and behold, the hits started to hurt and S.E. felt the pain of connected consumers.

S.E. had the right idea years ago with K790 + similar model “Cybershot Camera Phones”. Xenon Flash, FM Tuner, Infared Connectivity AND all the usual stuff too. It was innovative, way ahead of competition and mine still takes better pictures than most of today’s devices! Until I see something truly innovative from S.E., I’m not buying whatever they are selling. They have left a bad taste with me that will last until months or maybe even years after I get 2.3 on my X10. They can win my Neutrality with Gingerbread, but they will have to totally work hard to earn my respect again. My S.P. has offered me early hardware upgrade due to S.E.’s EPIC FAIL. I’ll be on a dual core device soon and my X10 will be demoted to back-up device use. My teenager son would love to use it and it would save me from giving him a Laptop…

P.S. X10 owners can all get “Sheenfaced” this weekend!

76 goku March 25, 2011 at 5:42 PM

guys cool….stop arguing pls

77 Lovell March 25, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Finally some good news ! But only time will tell if the update will be on time or as usual they will keep on dragging it !

78 goku March 25, 2011 at 6:09 PM

whats the difference between 2.3.3 and 2.3.2 ? and how 2.3.3 differ frm 2.3

79 amber March 25, 2011 at 6:21 PM

yea!!!!! surprise surprise who care of late im very very happy that se still remamber his x10 n v r getting giggerbread……..

80 Nitin March 25, 2011 at 6:41 PM


I expect X.X is the first version of Gingerbread released by Google for Nexii. X.X.1,2,3 etc are minor patches/ bug fixes.

81 x10 warrior March 25, 2011 at 6:48 PM

@fact is fact
u M’fkr.. back.. holly shit…
where the hell were u man… I missed ur filthy ass hole… 😛

You think this was the SE plan to give all the way surprise about 2.3.3 ???
again… grew up u child.. this was all about the pressure that they have in the market.
Samsung, HTC all ports their device to 2.3…. and they are scared that they will lose the market after putting their effort in new xperia shitty phone……
They know well that they made their X10 users suck…

this is the only reason that they release now the 2.3 update…. dont think this was SE’s kind and sweetest movement towards their custo. u retard.

We all know u were hiding with some other dick name 😛 ….. welcome back to battle dude….

SE sucks !!!

82 e11world March 25, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Great news and I was hesitant to root my phone and go for xda update to get the flash player working. I waited so long for 2.1 and I TOTALLY LOVE IT and especially after getting arabic text support and multi touch. I can’t wait for this and I hope the touch on the keyboard improves more because still, the iPhone has the best touch feel and response out there.

I just wonder if the Arabic language will be supported (if not, I won’t update)?

I guess these would be my most important for update:
Flash Player
USB tethering,
Better memory management,
Redesigned soft keyboard is optimized for quicker and accurate text input and editing,
Selection of word and copy/paste made easy,
and finally, near field communication NFC

83 fried egg March 25, 2011 at 7:35 PM

i am stunned.. looks like when my contract is ending SE will be back on my list…
all they need to do now is realise they need to have the “next” hardware, not the “current” when they announce!

good news

84 dejan March 25, 2011 at 8:16 PM



85 gsdude March 25, 2011 at 8:17 PM

I now face a dilemma…in December I upgraded to Desire HD, I was planning on keeping both for a little while to decide which one I wanted to keep and then selling one to make some cash. The HD is absolutely fantastic in terms of performance compared to the X10 its super super slick and smooth…however battery life is SO BAD its very close to being a dealbreaker. The X10 with an official 2.2/2.3 will probably be enough for me to sell the HD (I’ll probably make more money from it anyway too!)

86 goku March 25, 2011 at 8:31 PM

(not the same one a above)

yeah that pretty cool news, getting bored of the outdated 2.1, hopefully it will be out early summer

87 lalaland March 25, 2011 at 8:50 PM

x10 warrior

why should i not get excited i dont need to i dont have an x10 anymore iv upgraded to xperia play so im not that bothered 🙂

i just find it hillarious that you guys who were slatting sony ericsson n sold ur phone have now lost out loool

you know nothing about sony ericssons intentions. Of course they didnt give this update from kindness most se customers are retarded anyway they do not know what benefits an update will do they just want it cause its avaliable

HTC have run out of ideas iv seen their latest phones they suck.

se play has sold out in every carphone warehouse in the uk dude 😉

88 kyle March 25, 2011 at 9:05 PM

since i owned x10a, i’ve convinced at least four people not to buy sony phones from my owm experience, i finally debranded to 2.1. i guess i will buy another sony phone in future.

89 guays March 25, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Hej. Stupid spammers find different blog to ssuck each other dick fuck is fact. You Mister worrior go to Libia and have fun
You don’t bring anything to society just massive amount of junk.

Bunch of baboons

90 Bandit March 25, 2011 at 9:24 PM

quote “HTC have run out of ideas iv seen their latest phones they suck.”

WAHAHAHAHAHAHA. lool wow I hadn’t laughed so hard in a very long time. Thanks.
HTC ran out of ideas. That’s interesting.

read and weep you buffoon. The EVO 3D specs cream xperia arc/play or any other garbage Sony produces any day. I see that monster phone in my future. What do you see? My lies and promises. Good luck.

91 Jamie T March 25, 2011 at 9:39 PM

the best picture ever to be taken by a sony employee:

Well, well, well, i think we all lost hope in sony, and BANG! your hit with news that seems to come from the planet pluto. A turning point in SE for sure but i think this comes at a time when the bootloader is about 90% cracked now.

92 Boonus March 25, 2011 at 9:44 PM

SE is scared that their bootloader will be cracked, so they release this comment in hopes that people will stop trying to crack it. I bet it’s BS

93 huy March 25, 2011 at 10:25 PM

Great newsssss!!!!!

94 Nicolai March 25, 2011 at 11:09 PM

SE I forgive you!

95 steve March 25, 2011 at 11:22 PM

02 uk still havent released pinch zoom update so anyone on 02 ull be waiting til 2012 for any updates for your x10 good thing im getting an unbranded xperia play

96 Stan S. March 25, 2011 at 11:53 PM

I take this at this time, that they don’t want the continued poisoning of the new phones’ blogs and reviews by current owners warning the readers of SE’s policies toward updates; with the sprinkling of embarrassment that phones older than theirs are being updated and perhaps some private admonishment by Google on the real reason the Play was passed over for Google Phone even when they put the extra (Search) button on it against their design aesthetic.

I predict that the update will require more than just a change to the build.prop for a generic kit; it will require a kit with dual touch already installed and still no 64K color.

It’s interesting to me that this is happening as I originally thought. As a AT&T customer and a SE phone user for years, it turns out exactly as I predicted Last Summer. X10 will get whatever firmware that the newer phone would get a few months after the ‘new’ phone’s release. Shame that I can’t point to the post the way this forum has changed.

I believe that SE knows from update requests, that a significant number of users have updated to the generic versions of SE’s ROM for 2.1 out of market (match SI number to IP origin). Most people have NOT gone to those 2.2 and above custom Androids. It’s easy for them to determine if there is any connection to the SE servers; through FB et al, they know how often the update news pages are being hit, how many complaints are being lodged, how many likes. They know that there is a huge number of people in EU/USA/Can who can not update to a newer phone because of contract reasons, and without a phone that is viable to sell, a new phone (which generates income for them – kust like an old iPhone) can’t be bought (particularly at the absurd unlocked prices). Let’s not forget that Play will have multiple income streams, the phone itself and the Playstation Center where SE gets a cut of the games.

Freeing the software of the carriers who are no longer interested in the X10 relieves them of the embarrassment that AT&T has caused them by refusing all the updated versions they offered and would help mend the US market. (It may also make it harder to have a class action suit in the USA for NOT updating when the base kernel is subject to malicious hacking.) Generic versions also allow SE to not PAY Moxier for the application, and not allowing Sony Sync/Backup frees them from support issues/requests for data and applications, and makes it clear that the upgrade is ‘at your own risk.’ Though clearly they are supporting Sync for transfers from other devices to the newer phones’ software. Is it that different or is Sync having problems with the FUBAR’d phonebooks with FB/Twitter/Google/SE Timescape updated contacts?

XDA has shown them the way, and you can bet they have people who have loaded every version of the custom software released and played around with them. The release of the ARC’s apk’s and that they run even on 2.1 (though not at full potential) was the kicker; they don’t like having their faces rubbed in it. How close the breaking of the bootloader may be another footnote, since in the US, unlike the playstation, phones can be broken legally.

Clearly this is a internal fight that has both Winners and Losers. SE wants to win all those people who bought the X10 (no other phone was sold in any quantity by AT&T). They also didn’t want to expend any more money/time on the project then they ‘had to’ so a handful of generic kits will make most everyone happy even if they have to root the phone to change the build.prop to report a generic kit and install dual touch. I don’t think that the mini and pro people have lost out yet, but it’s a different software interface on a unit with much smaller rom/ram and ANT hardware. Clearly, they would have to do some work to make it happen and be internally happy with it. If the new phones are great sellers, maybe, but more likely IMHO, the unannounced newer phones may be closer to a reason why and their firmware may be closer to what those phones need.

97 Lee March 26, 2011 at 12:11 AM

Guys, can anyone tell me how to flash my Orange UK handset to Generic? Thanks.

98 paul March 26, 2011 at 1:10 AM

Uhm… does this mean we qualify for playstation suite!? 😀 hope so!

99 dddroiddd March 26, 2011 at 1:21 AM


i bet the update will be at 23:59 on 30.9.11

anyone remember? 😀

100 Damian March 26, 2011 at 1:48 AM

Wow, seriously they have been looking at the crappiest apps/processes to make it smoother:

The current plan is that the XperiaTM X10 will get the Android standard Camera user interface and therefore features like e.g. face recognition, smile shutter etc will be lost.
Moxier is replaced by the gingerbread native EAS functionality.
Mediascape is being replaced by the media experience widgets and music player included in our new 2011 products.
DRM keys for protected content on your phone will be lost in the upgrade process.
The Sony Ericsson Backup and Restore client is not supported in the Gingerbread version and will therefore be lost.
Support for bi-directional languages will be reduced compared to the latest version of the 2.1 version of the XperiaTM X10.

101 Bandit March 26, 2011 at 2:04 AM



102 goku March 26, 2011 at 2:16 AM

we still dont get 16m colors, does it require any special display properties that x10 lacks
so if this question if dumb…

103 Stan S. March 26, 2011 at 2:41 AM

@goku IMHO, we didn’t get 64m color because the CPU/GPU is too weak the phone would lag terribly. Easier to speed up the phone without extra overhead.

104 Lysol Pionex March 26, 2011 at 3:01 AM

I wonder if this has any relation to SE’s early exposure to Gingerbread when the PLAY was Google’s step kid…

Anyway, this is exciting news; can’t wait for XDA to release a fat-free version of the ROM. =-D

105 Burnstone101 March 26, 2011 at 3:38 AM

I don’t get why we have to wait until June/July to get this update when the newest SE phones will be out next month with Gingerbread… it shouldn’t be too big of a step to switch from one phone to the other.

106 steve March 26, 2011 at 4:13 AM

jesus. Good news, bad news, no matter what kind of news this awesome site brings us a flame war goes on here regardless… seriously people, grow up

107 unreal_rik March 26, 2011 at 4:56 AM

my phone was carrier locked from optus australia but i’ve unlocked it. will i be able to recieve the 2.3 update ?

108 snehal March 26, 2011 at 5:13 AM

cool 🙂 now i m thinkin of buying Arc 🙂

109 prabu March 26, 2011 at 6:33 AM

Got a HTC DHD & SE XPERIA X10 Any way my DHD is going to get update next month don’t mind x10 update

110 midimaker March 26, 2011 at 8:04 AM

I’m already using a custom 2.2 which is amazing. I couldn’t care less if they update it. They have been dishonest about their update t! plans from start to finish causing a lot of upset. I will be back to htc soon.

111 andi March 26, 2011 at 8:22 AM

We should all be happy to get 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) update even by end of June/early July. We don’t need to fight who’s wrong or right, who’s patient or impatient. I don’t see a single reason guys why we are arguing a lot and to call each other “moron, faggot, stupid, retarded”. It is so easy to discuss things in a very professional and humane way – sure we don’t know each other but for sure we are ALL human being, educated and most of all God-fearing citizen. BE HAPPY IN LIFE.

112 goku March 26, 2011 at 8:29 AM

yes I agree with andi,

we are all related by one thing x10 , all this comments and writing shows how much we love our x10…
x10 the best

113 dyepnoodle March 26, 2011 at 8:55 AM

@goku and andi

100% agree.. lets all just wait for the update and see what SE will provide our x10. if that would be the last and final update for our device, then lets be thankful for that.. (we still have the GODS from XDA that could provide us future Android versions.)

114 paul March 26, 2011 at 8:57 AM

Anybody got any idea how to debrand the current 2.1 f/w? All the links i can find relate to debranding 1.6 to get 2.1.

Would it be the same? Seems unlikley.


115 someone March 26, 2011 at 9:05 AM

NOW im thinking to buy X10 cause of low price , because my DHD is not as i expected . Long live SE

116 x10 warrior March 26, 2011 at 9:41 AM

I agree with You !! 😀 😀

Just read the specs before you go for it buddy

117 x10 warrior March 26, 2011 at 9:47 AM

I cant sell this costly brick dude…
it is still with me.. the crap…
I would love to get it sold for galaxy II or Evo 3D. 😀

Also I cant afford much to have 2-3 smartphone .. it cost a lot here.
We are in generic rom. we wont get any for 100$. its all about one time payment about 700$+ …


118 pcdexterpc March 26, 2011 at 10:17 AM

I am happy but my friend’s android phone, STUPID galaxy s is getting 2.3 update THAT TOO IN FEB 2011!! I DON’T NO WHY SE IS DOIN LIKE THIS!!!

119 pcdexterpc March 26, 2011 at 10:38 AM



120 goku March 26, 2011 at 2:56 PM

hey they said nothing abt time scape..will it stay like in the arc or droped

121 Mircea March 26, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Respect for SE if they will keep their promise….

122 oh joy March 26, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Thanks to the whiners we got. If you keeps bitching, they will give it to you. SE is doing a great job.

123 TheWeedMan March 26, 2011 at 4:30 PM

To all you whinners still bangin on about not having this and that yet from your carriers all I can say is…..


124 yuszx March 26, 2011 at 4:41 PM

i prefer bootloader to be cracked to load custom kernel rather than waiting for official SE update. they promise in Q3, but im pretty sure its gonna be later than that. like i dont know you SE.

125 pak ya March 26, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Rick Roll’D just lost the game.

126 Tom Hawks March 26, 2011 at 7:35 PM

How can it be, that the handsets that need APP2SD REALLY BADLY, i.e. the X10 mini will not get an update?????????

I will never again… NEVER AGAIN! … buy SE

127 xperiax10 March 26, 2011 at 8:38 PM

IM very happy to have my xperiax10 im really sure that sony ericsson will bring the update Q2/Q3. Xperia x10 was the first ANdroid phone from Sony Ericsson they have some problems at the start and they have say that they dont know that the users really wont to have the latest software, but they do it all good, first they bring dual touch, and at q2/q3 they will bring android 2.3… be happy that sony ericsson will bring android 2.3 they dont have planed to bring android 2.3 😉 i was really happy 🙂

128 Kamss1 March 26, 2011 at 8:46 PM

This is good news. However, I have a Vodafone UK branded X10i. Can someone point me in the right direction for flashing to a generic ROM please. Thanks 🙂

129 lalaland March 26, 2011 at 9:05 PM


@x10 (keyboard) warrior

both seething so much with hate for sony ericsson lol love it so easy to winde u losers up

yes bandit keep laughing that htc evo 3d is not the ultimate gaming experience but an uupgraded htc desire it is faster but it has nothing special just gimicking rubbish. siny ericcsson make quality phones not toys. go buy your htc americans know nothing about the phone market, europe brings the best phones to u losers. all u have is you apple crap lol

130 Lawrence March 27, 2011 at 2:35 AM

Not sure if i will be doing this?? Can anyone tell me a really good reason on why i should upgrade to this and not to one of the 2.3’s on XDA Devs in a few months when there fully finshed? Grrr SE you piss me off more!

131 eric March 27, 2011 at 2:38 AM

Don’t fucking thank SE for this – this is pure people power at work….

132 JakeeBOY March 27, 2011 at 2:46 AM

Dont understand? Why would we want a shitty slow laggy version of the arc..?
Just give XDA Devs the bootloader they work quicker than your ants SE!!

133 Mac March 27, 2011 at 3:22 AM

Sounds good, but seems a bit late tho, Q3? Almost 6 more months…

134 Stan S. March 27, 2011 at 3:40 AM


Until the bootloader is cracked, all the fine software on XDA is pasted on top of the older more vulnerable Kernel that the Android OS sits on top of. SE’s Gingerbread will include the updated kernel which will enable the things like tethering and hotspot that are not supported in the older kernel and require you to put Barnacle or PDA Tether (et al) on your phone to make it more useful. Additinoally the kernel also has some speed improvements and updated functions. So in short, an updated kernel would be best for you to gain all the underlaying speed and function. Once it’s rooted again, then pasting some MOD onto it will be much better.

My interpretation of the update is that SE will give us a version for which they will not have to pay anyone for additional software (Moxier, Wisepilot, OfficeSuite) and others that might cause them additional support issues, such as the Sony Sync and Backup. It will include SE’s inhouse software widgets and home screens as well as the updated Media and Timescape (which some people do love). It’s a shame that they seem unwilling to try to test or integrate the existing camera software into the release or modify the new camera software interface, but again, so many people bitched about it’s sluggishness, that one of the better existing parts of the software will be abandoned.

135 fatalcore March 27, 2011 at 4:18 AM

Now my 32,000 (INR) is making some sense.
Overall I am happy.

136 Sven March 27, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Im going to take full credit for this. Cornered SE CEO Bert Nordberg and told him what a tosser he was by dropping support on X10. LOL
Good news but still doesnt change the fact im never going to buy another SE phone

137 goku March 27, 2011 at 9:49 AM

as the user of x10 and HTC desire hd.l, I say HTC is not the best when compared to x10. x10 is nearly equal to updated desire hd .when we compare both with 2.3 ..x10 is the best. HTC hardware not the best

138 mann March 27, 2011 at 10:04 AM

hi frnds,

need android apps and games.


whole new world of direct links

139 x10 warrior March 27, 2011 at 10:59 AM

So what do you think the reason of SE which changed their mind to release 2.3.3 ?
Love towards their customers???
Scared abt losing their customers ???
Or as Sko-Beggar said, they found a solution to make x10 compatible with 2.3 (Big emphatic foolishness ) 😀 😀

Its the fact (is shit) that no one can change Die Hard Fans.. The real losers 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

140 Lawrence March 27, 2011 at 11:49 AM

@Stan S.
In all fairness what you said is true.. but we are soo close to cracking it..
People have already loaded custom kernels onto the phone and got the touchscreen and camera to work (Finally) A month and we’ll have it cracked i reckon! 😀

141 zodiac March 27, 2011 at 3:29 PM

I can’t believe you guys are still arguing with a numskull like fact is fact. This just shows that sometimes people power can prevail. Let’s not forget it’s only a few weeks ago that SE officially announced that there will be no updates past the 2.1 update. This change of heart is most likely due to user angst and all the custom roms available now. The penny has finally dropped and the realize that the path they were on was indeed the road to purgatory.
Let’s hope they stick to their word and that it’s not just another cynical move to boost their reputation ahead of the release of the their new range of phones.
Note of caution… don’t get too excited… a wait and see approach is best.

142 Enolok March 27, 2011 at 3:42 PM

Hey guys ! GOOD NEWS !

PICTURE: 1080P !


143 Neerajk March 27, 2011 at 4:19 PM

how do v know if v have generic trade kits or not?

144 Larry March 27, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Need Help.
Hey my phone is rooted and all and was just wondering what’s the easiest way to format my phone to factory setting? Like no root, nothing at all. I just want it like it came out of the box.
Any help would be really appreciated.

145 chiranjeev March 27, 2011 at 5:39 PM

hey i am user of xperia x10 i am too much into games and other apps now the problem is that internal memory is showing full.. what to do… how to make my sd card as a defult saving memory or how to install everything on sd card from market… plz help
my id is

146 momo March 27, 2011 at 6:59 PM

Maybe the fact there’s an earthquake that made Sony suspend its operations mean one thing, they had to pull this move.

147 lalaland March 27, 2011 at 7:12 PM

@x10(keyboard) warrior and other mugs

you are dillusional if you think this is people power at work, they simply did not have the time to work on the update previously, now they have finished work on their latest phones they have time to work on this unneeded update.

x10 warrior thinks that putting muliple smiles will change anything lol. As i said you go buy another phone and forget about sony ericsson if u hate them so much no one wants you input.

Americans do not really know anything about mobiles the best mobiles come from asia and europe these people in america complaining about sony ericsson have no right because SE have always had allegiance to europe and asian America is just seeing some of SE recently.

SE know americans are mugs and will buy anything (ipad,ipad2 iphone..) that is why it is vital for them to open contracts with the major phone operators in the USA
No doubt the play will sell like hotcakes and they will continue to make a lot of money.

So in summary. SE have already got your money from your x10 them updating the phone does not make any difference to them they will attract playstation fans for the Xperia Play you x10 owners are no longer important or relevant so keep slatting them its you who are losing out 🙂

148 TankRat March 27, 2011 at 8:28 PM


I have read this forum for months now and have remained silent as I could not be bothered to argue over a computer screen. However, you have your head so far up your own ass that you are seeing daylight from your face.
I do enjoy my X10 thanks to the devs. at XDA, and they have made me fall in love with my X10 all over again. No thanks to SE. I love SE products and am very cash savvy when it comes to this sort of thing. The point that you think ppl had nothing to do with Gingerbread coming to X10 is completely ludicrous. It was the ppl that made that happen.
Not all ppl have “mommy and daddy'” to fall back on financially for support so ppl want the bang for their buck. When they don’t get it then there’s complaints on that product. Which obviously reflects bad on the company. This was the case here obviously. For me it worked and has restored some faith for SE.
Here in CANADA we support and carry SE products over a large network of Rogers and to damage that demographic and any for that matter is economic suicide in an economy that’s really fragile. The news of this update proves the X10 owners are important as they are the guinea pigs of their android phone. Our voices still carry weight in the market place.
Bravo SE for listening to the masses, for once. Yes the ppl were the reason this happened but thanks for finally listening.

lalaland, get a life and learn to live a real life… Get out of your lalaland… FOOL.

149 goku March 28, 2011 at 12:58 AM

what you on about, desire HD has a better screen size (if only marginal) /resolutions, better data connection, and it has HTC sense, more support and MT

personally i think the desire hd is better but i repsect you thoughts.

150 goku March 28, 2011 at 1:02 AM

continuing from post:149
@goku are you gokulan???

151 =NoXiouS= March 28, 2011 at 1:49 AM

@TankRat: Well said.
@lalaland: Clearly you are like a neutered dog; you’re not really getting it. This update is happening only because enough people are demanding it and posting negative comments about S.E. everywhere! Service Providers are getting all up in their **** too because they are having to grant early hardware upgrades to customers who should have been set for another couple years. S.E.doesn’t want to keep seeing negative comments all over their Xperia “Plague” posts. They need the “Plague” to sell like water in a drought and ad campaign is massive!

S.E. can buy a lot of peace with Gingerbread for X10, that’s what it’s all about. I will wait it out for official update because I’m still in warranty. If I don’t like it, I’ll root and mod.

In the meantime, I’m looking for 3 new handsets. 2 must be available through Rogers here in Canada. They should both be android 2.2 or later. I could also go with Windows Phone 7, but I’m very skeptical about how that experiment will work out for Microsoft. The other number can be ported from Telus to any Canadian network. I don’t want to get into a data contract with with third handset. LG Optimus 1 only $200 from Koodo & NO Contract or data plan required! That works for me, I’m interested.

152 Whatever March 28, 2011 at 1:50 AM

I don´t really know why you are all complaining about this shit. Yes SE fucked up on saying that they will no longer be updating the X10 beyond 2.1 but now they shooved their words up their asses and doing things right. I have also read on other forums that other phone manufacturers (HTC which is mainly Android OS ) haven´t updated their phones to Gingerbread or anything beyond Froyo. Now, If you bought yourself another phone good for you; if you decided to stick with your x10 congrats, you will be having a better phone than the douch who decided to change is phone because of his kiddy impatience

153 rayaz March 28, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Thanks Sony Ericsson for deciding to leap frog and offer the 2.3.3 Gingerbread update. However would advise you to be plan ahead for future phones, as the circular for the x10 update boldly mentions similar promises to the newer phones on updates, and with competition intensifying a proper roadmap being shared with dates and dependencies would best serve you and your client base.

I was about to sell of my X10i due to the fact that i was not very comfortable running a custom ROM on a phone which seems to have battery issues with such ROMs, so hopefully we will see the update late Q2 than Q3 🙂 coz by that time i would definitely be upgrade time for many phone users!

154 Christian March 28, 2011 at 11:51 AM

No update for X10 mini?! Android 2.2 with App2SD is f*ing NECESSARY to run this small phone with more than 10 apps installed! I love my X10mini, but it would be a lot better with 2.2!

155 Ephraim March 28, 2011 at 12:29 PM

how did you use app2sd with your phone? will it work on x10?

156 goku March 28, 2011 at 1:24 PM

will the update remove 720hd recording and smile shutter?
mainly 720hd? pls reply

157 João March 28, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Of course not, its suppose to be an upgrade, not a downgrade

158 goku March 28, 2011 at 2:17 PM

@ joao they said (sony blog) it will have only standard android camera feature (smile shutter, face recog removed) which means 720, auto focus will be removed?

159 pak ya March 28, 2011 at 5:19 PM

The update would be nice if SE considering 720p with autofocus HD video recording and bringing 16M colours display for X10.

160 Coyote March 28, 2011 at 5:26 PM

It’s a bit late SE you’ve upset a lot of your customers and probably lost a lot of new business with these poorly thought out announcements.

I don’t blame anyone for complaining SE should have realised people who spent £300-£400 on an Android phone expected support and updates for the length of their contract.

As regards 2.3, well, I guess it’s wait and see time but my initial thoughts are, what a lot of features removed, due to this I am not sure if it will be as good as people seem to think. It’s alright being on Android 2.3 but, if some of the hardware doesn’t work properly (such as the camera) whats the point?

I also don’t like this idea of this update only being available for generic phones. Why? Does this mean anyone tied into a contract won’t get to update their phone to 2.3 or is it easy to change your phone to a “generic” phone?

I agree with the people above who say that this is probably a face saving exercise and nothing more… Doesn’t seem to have been properly thought out after the announcement so recently by SE that “There will be no further upgrades for the X10”.

161 x10 warrior March 28, 2011 at 6:47 PM

woow… so you like always sucking SE Dicks… dont you???
B’Shit crap..

This is the place that we can express out hatred towards SE. dude….
Dont ever provoke … you M’ Fckr se ass sucker…

162 firefighter March 28, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Hi! Anybody knows that the battery optimisation will be better with the Gingerbread? With the Éclair,my phone is runnning out from fuel after a day, even if I turn down the brightness from 10 to 1. Background data disabled,3g off,fb+gmail sync manually…Wifi 1-2 hrs/day,bluetooth connection is active up to 10 hrs/day.

163 Sad day for Minis March 28, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Things are looking very dark for the Mini and Mini Pro. Owain94, the wonderful developer who ported CM 6 & 7 to the Minis at XDA…. Has quit.

Now the hopes to run a full 2.3 (Or at least 2.2) on the Minis are starting to die 🙁

Full thread:

164 x10 warrior March 28, 2011 at 9:57 PM

Yes Buddy.. you got it.. it is SE’s business tactics to save their face……

But the die hard babies never realize it..( “fact is shit” “loo loo land “) ..
I wud luv to say always SE sucks…

165 laarson March 29, 2011 at 12:41 AM

i dont care what everybody told about SE and im not a SE fanboy either…
but this is indeed a great news guys!!!!

i believe 2.3 is kind of late to give way to their new phones
and having a bad experience from x10 will not provide to their new phones a good sales…


166 André Veríssimo March 29, 2011 at 2:12 AM

Thank you very much, Sony Ericsson.

Your work would be perfect if you’ll also increase the colours to 16 millions as at first we’ve been told that the colours limit was due to Android 1.6.

It would be a nice way to compensate us for all the frustrations about this mobile.

167 Bryan March 29, 2011 at 3:54 AM

I was so close selling my black x10 but now I can wait =) bye bye 2.1

168 amber March 29, 2011 at 6:58 AM

hey guys is there any hope to get dlna in xperia x10 2.3 updat if u know any new abt it plz let us know…..

169 amber March 29, 2011 at 6:58 AM

srryy news *

170 jiro March 29, 2011 at 8:35 AM


171 x10 warrior March 29, 2011 at 9:30 AM

heyy… ..
what is happening with SE..
Shit Ericsson finally getting changed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unbelievable ….. Great News Got all….

172 andi March 29, 2011 at 9:47 AM

@André Veríssimo
Aside from 16M colors that I am looking forward to, fixing the in-call volume of X10 is my main concern, it’s really too low and SE should look into this matter as well. I don’t know what kind of speaker SE used for their first flagship Android-powered smartphone. It seems they use a very, very small speaker. I am not a Nokia fan at all but one thing that I admired Nokia handset is its speaker it’s really loud so even you are in a noisy environment you can still hear your incoming call because of its nice speaker loudness.

173 burdie March 29, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Shit, too late to join the war against fact is fact.
Forgot how many times he announced that he will leave the forum but keep seeing him shitting here.
Fact is Fact, I thought you have upgraded ur IQ, emotion, knowledge (whatever you call it), you should say SE only officially announced no update to 2.2, now upgrade to 2.3 does not count and it is not the shame to SE. Ohhh, i forgot you never do the upgrade, your IQ scale still stay at 1.6 (normal people like us are 90 above)
Though is good to hear that X10 got 2.3, but SE track record is too bad on their firmware release. It can be Q4 2011 (as per 2.1 update) or Q3 2011 with missing features (16M maybe?)
Hope that this forum having another round of guessing the actual date of release, and the winner will be given a free X10 with 2.3 on it (anyone still want it? or fact is fact can sponsor it?)
Or may be having a lucky draw for those successfully guessing that X10 2.3 update is just bluffing by SE and the winner shall be given a free X10 with 1.6 that sponsor by Fact is Fact (as this time he finally realize SE cannot be trusted and no point for him to keep his feeble-minded version of X10)

174 lalaine March 29, 2011 at 12:54 PM

How will i know if im going to get the upgrade?… i really dont know if im unbraded or branded user… but im using android 2.1 version
right now… plsss help…

175 ianthetaxman March 29, 2011 at 2:20 PM

So anyway, looks like everyone who wants to have a go at SE and each other has done so now, so could I maybe ask a real question? I noticed in one post somewhere above that the writer thought that “branded” phones would still get the update but about a month later, in the same way the previous updates have gone – SE releases the update then the carriers take a while for them to build in their own apps and software before releasing it to their customers. I seriously considered flashing my X10 when waiting for the 2.1 update but I was glad I didn’t. The only problem now is that the phone is still so laggy and takes forever to respond. Will the 2.3 come to Vodaphone at some point, but more importantly, will a further Android update make the UI worse?

176 Damian March 29, 2011 at 5:29 PM

@Goku, one of the important things that are stopping me to get an htc is the camera, they disappointed me after reading reviews.I was expecting a little better…

I think SE just realized how stoopid they were and they r trying to make up to us

177 paul March 29, 2011 at 8:50 PM


Am slightly concerned by the whole branded/non branded question. I saw someone earlier suggesting visiting the xda site to find out about debranding but all i can find is debranding 1.6 to get the 2.1 update. Cant find any info on debranding stock 2.1.

Any ideas anyone or am i being a bit dim?

178 Craig March 30, 2011 at 6:09 AM

Hopefully i wont still have one… this is easily the worst phone i have had! The screen is completely useless if there is ANY moisture in the air or on the scree or on your fingers… just doesnt work at all or will hold a button indefinitely. Not only that but for some reason mine has just started turning itself off and on every 2 mins for no reason!?!?! plus the in-call volume and speaker volume is awful. And its SOOOOO slow!!

179 Eazy March 30, 2011 at 8:25 AM

June, July is a bit too long, but SE did their bese anyways, thx ^^!

180 starman1695 March 30, 2011 at 11:08 PM

@bruce To upgrasde to 2.1, check this video:

181 Royal Szero March 31, 2011 at 12:21 AM

Thats whats up, it may stabilize the value of my x10, can sell it in 2 months and get a new device

182 Jay March 31, 2011 at 2:54 PM

About bloody time. Can’t ask for more. At least that £500 wasn’t all for nothing.

183 S&N March 31, 2011 at 4:13 PM

Have it occurred to you that Sony Ericsson is being so nice and accommodating the same week they are the major sponsor of the ATP Tennis Open in Miami, being played since last week?

184 Coyote March 31, 2011 at 5:23 PM

@ Andi (Post 172)

I believe they used a miniature baked bean can instead of a speaker, if my X10 is anything to go by!!!!

185 MILO April 1, 2011 at 5:14 AM

Use imediaShare to get DLNA support in X10. Download it from market.

186 MAK April 1, 2011 at 11:39 AM

Hi all
I am trying to update android version 1.6 to 2.1 through PC companion of Xperia X10.
But at a certain stage whole PC hangs on. I tried this on Core 2 duo+2GB RAM+Windows XP. After preparing PC for update, PC companion prompts to disconnect phone and connect again with back key hold. When I connect, it makes whole system hang. It also shows SEMC flash device found, then nothing…………………………

Now could anybody please tell me what to do?

187 rine April 2, 2011 at 3:22 AM

Thanks SE, great job on the 2.3 update. I’m very happy i bought x10. Screw you SE haters.

188 Candido April 3, 2011 at 12:28 PM

Why are people saying July?

Late Q2/early Q3 makes it end of April/early May.

Normally, a fiscal year starts November 1st.

189 burdie April 3, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Sorry, we are from Mars, our fiscal year starts January 1st.
However, for SE, their fiscal year starts “when” will only depend on the backward counting upon the actual release of 2.3 🙂

190 Ethan Thomas April 4, 2011 at 2:47 AM

Mabe this was the reason they were so dang quiet about the update for years. Freakin sucks that it’s not coming for AT&T though. It seems that yet again, i have to try my best to flash the ROM to generic and probably fail at it.

191 andi April 4, 2011 at 7:46 AM

My interepretation is Jan.1 to Mar. 31 = 1st quarter; Apr. 1 to Jun. 30 = 2nd quarter; Jul. 1 to Sep. 30 = 3rd quarter & Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 = 4th quarter (or last quarter of the year). If SE has the same quarterly period then the update will roll out end of June or early July this year.

192 Azaad April 6, 2011 at 7:13 AM

Hell Yeah!!! Finally SE gonna come up with Android 2.3 😀 . This is Headlines!!!! I always had the feeling SE would never let down it’s end users no matter what. Coz i’ve been on SE products from the start and really happy and satisfied with their products (y). But i’ll keep my fingers crossed on the update announcement, coz they announce and delay it too. But what the heck, anyway we SE users are getting Gingerbread.. SE always rocks.. U always delay, but u give the end user the best (y) (y) (y)

193 iad April 9, 2011 at 9:19 AM

Any news on when the dualtouch update is coming to the UK on branded handsets ?

I’m on Orange and still havnt had the update …….

194 florence April 9, 2011 at 3:36 PM

ohh yeah !! Sony Ericsson Make.Believe

195 johanmandal April 9, 2011 at 10:19 PM

whats this! my phone has already given up and the update is here, will SE do something about the charging problem in X10?
this is the best phone ever, and I dont wanna buy another, sighhh

196 iad April 15, 2011 at 12:07 PM

nothing on the uk dual touch update ??? branded handset, orange…

197 Daniel April 16, 2011 at 1:37 AM

I’ve had dual touch for quite a while, branded handset 3 UK….
Just thought that may help people that have no dual touch in the UK 🙂

198 Abhay April 18, 2011 at 8:15 AM

Will Xperia X10 mini pro get the 2.3 update????

199 Anthony April 20, 2011 at 1:49 AM

@Abhay……unfortunately not. It says so in the announcement, “X10 mini family and X8 will NOT receive Gingerbread update” the “mini family” includes the PRO version. I would be fairly pissed if I had a mini. Glad Ive got an X10. But its branded and from my reading of the situation branded handsets will not get the update which is also in the announcement. Even though some comments in this thread seem to guess otherwise.
I prefer an update from my carrier but I will debrand if I have to.

200 chan April 20, 2011 at 4:24 PM

will the minis get it? 🙁

201 Clewer May 7, 2011 at 4:31 PM

I want to ask what is the meaning of ‘generic trade kits’?

202 Insider2011 May 9, 2011 at 10:43 AM


Generic trade kits are Sim free region units , for example “Customised UK” would be a sim free X10 for the UK/Ireland region ,DE for Germany etc, operaterors can then customise that script with operator settings graphics and network locks etc if they wish , all of the most recent SW updates are released on these generic trade kits , the multitouch update was released first on this also on SW 2.1.A.0.435

203 TyOzzie May 13, 2011 at 7:08 PM

I hope this update is coming to Canada x10 users!!!
Can’t wait! 🙂

204 Phoomeister May 18, 2011 at 6:18 AM

Has anyone heard any further updates on timing for this?

205 nav May 26, 2011 at 11:14 AM

phew, i just about to smash this phone against the wall, will refrain from doing so for at least a couple of months

206 taylor June 1, 2011 at 8:03 AM

I actually owned the PLAY, did not like it. One thing alone ruined the experience, the inability to TURN OFF the light sensor. It was too dark in low level light to play games. Also, I could not see the benefit of the basic psx emulator, with the bulkiness of the keypad. I tracked down a new x10 at bargain rate price, it is generic so should work with a future gingerbread release if it happens, but happy with 2.1 and can have my screen at FULL brightness should I choose, repeat I choose. Got the x10 for the current price of x10 mini, original phone, so good deal. The ark is nice, but to be honest its well over priced, for spec. Many dual core phones with tegra chipset cost less now, plus not so sure I like the screen on the ark. Still think slcd on Samsung , like the wave ii is best, even better than Samsung own latest super AMOLED. X10 is on par with my orange san francisco, AKA zte blade, but that’d about it.

207 Muhammad Shahzad June 8, 2011 at 9:31 AM

Hi SE should wake up as for as Xperia X10 Gingerbread is concerned.Why did they not realize what the demand of their customers????????????????????????????????????

208 Muhammad Shahzad June 8, 2011 at 9:34 AM

Gingerbread should for all X 10 OK not only for especial ones…………………..

209 pinkesh June 17, 2011 at 11:22 AM

PLS send me xperia x10 Android 2.3.3 version download

210 dondon June 21, 2011 at 3:50 PM

When u said x10, was that meant all x10 family(mini/pro)???

211 paul July 14, 2011 at 7:53 AM

make the update easier. we want to be able to update directly from our phones and not going through that strenuous process encountered in 2.1 update pls

212 vishal August 3, 2011 at 4:54 AM

after update my xperia x10 2.1 to 2.3…battery backup is too low…
wat should i do..plz help me….

213 david August 19, 2011 at 11:41 AM

hi guys
can someone tell me where can i find the official version of gingerbread for SE X10?

214 Tboxmy October 17, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Updated X10i to 2.3.3, but needed some apps that SE has (abandoned?).

Overall its providing features that I can now access secured web mail sites, smoother display. The Market looks very different. Wireless and bluetooth are working better. Its got a great camera (looks the same) and gallery. Only problem was the gallery with about 150 photos seems to get hanged/frozen (looks like trying to refresh) about once a day. Yes, had to remove the battery to restart. I’ll still stick to X10.

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