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Sony Ericsson XperiaTM X10 With Gingerbread

On its blog, Sony stated that although they didn’t originally plan to upgrade their mobile operating system beyond Android 2.1 Eclair, things have changed. They are proud to announce that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will ship with Google’s Android 2.3, Gingerbread. When will it be on the market? Expected Fall 2011. They claim that they’re upgrading to Android’s latest mobile version due to the wants and needs of their customers. Although this upgrade will come as an excitement to many, be aware that some features from the previous Eclair rollout will be missing. Features like face recognition and smile shutter on the camera’s UI will be lost. Mediascape will also be replaced by the media experience widgets and music player that is included in Sony’s 2011 products. DRM keys for protected content will all be erased during the software upgrade process. In addition, all personal content and settings will be erased during the transition, so Sony recommends backing up your data elsewhere. They go on to mention the Sony Ericsson Backup and Restore not surviving the transition.

How can you upgrade your device? You’ll have to hook your phone up to your computer in order to download the new operating system, it cannot be downloaded via your cellphone. So what do you think guys, is it worth the upgrade to lost all your data? For some it may be, but I’m sure there are a bunch of you out there who rather keep all your data than stay current in mobile technology. Post us some comments, in the meanwhile check out the video below to see a commercial of their first generation release!

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