Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Receives Major Software Update, Not Gingerbread

It looks like Sony Ericsson has started to roll-out another Android 2.1 firmware update for the Xperia X10 smartphones.

Initially launched with Android 1.6 (Donut) on board, the Xperia X10 received an Android 2.1 (Eclair) software upgrade several months ago.

However, owners of the device are now expecting for another software update that will bring their Xperia X10 smartphones to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Unfortunately, Sony Ericsson has yet to make any announcements regarding the release date of the Gingerbread, which means that every software update that is now being rolled-out in a potential Android 2.3 upgrade.

The latest software update for the Xperia X10 is 2.1.B.0.1 and brings several performance improvements as well as several cosmetic changes.

Users who have already flashed the new update report that their Xperia X10 phones are now more responsive when it comes to touch screen control, while the general performance with the animation effects in Timescape have been considerably boosted.

Other changes that seem to affect the Xperia X10 after the software update is being installed are the new baseband that seems to have a better signal and an improved in-call sound quality.

One of the most important improvements of the 2.1.B.0.1 software update is the general availability of the multi-touch function, which was initially only available with only several apps.

The multi-touch function was not originally available when the Xperia X10 was launched, but it was partially introduced later on via a software update.

In addition, several operations have quicker response time, such as the switching between 2G and 3G networks, as well as initiating calls.

New smoother animation and cosmetic changes have been reported within the notification area, dial pad, status bad and Timescape menu.

Even though the update might not seem that important for Xperia X10 users who are now waiting for the Android 2.3 Gingerbread, it's still a step forward to the upcoming launch date of the said upgrade.


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