The Sony Ericsson support pages around the globe are being updated as we speak to give Xperia X10 users an idea of what to expect with the forthcoming Android 2.3 Gingerbread update. This does not mean that the update has begun rolling out as reported by a number of sites, but it does mean that it is perhaps imminent.
The update will be carried out through PC Companion only (not OTA) and will bring new features such as Facebook inside Xperia, equalizer, photo widget, app tray sorting (as seen in the Xperia arc) and other native Android features including Wi-Fi hotspot and Flash video.
The update page also confirms that everything saved in the phone memory will be wiped, therefore make sure your phone is backed up through a third-party app. Do not use Sony Ericsson’s ‘Backup and Restore’ app as this will be overwritten. A number of other apps will also be removed including Moxier Exchange, Creatouch, Neoreader, Quadrapop and Mediascape. Hopefully the Gingerbread X10 update will be landing very soon.