I listened in disbelief today when I heard the news that Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is getting Android Gingerbread. Now, when I saw their blog post, I must say that SE did listen to the consumers/users. Kudos to them to bring in this update.
So, what will change in this update? You got to gain some and you got to lose some. Personally, losing mediascape is actually a good thing.
As of today, some expected limitations (from SE blog):-
- 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.
The upgrade will be available from Q2/Q3 period, and it will upgraded to Android 2.3.3. There will be NO further updates after this.