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Pinch Me! Xperia X10 Gets Pinch/Zoom Update

February 2, 2011 - Written By Scott Beard

Straight from the Sony Ericsson product blog page comes the announcement many Xperia X10 owners have been waiting for. Pinch/Zoom is officially coming to your Android! According to the post by Sony Ericsson, the Xperia X10 will get the coveted Pinch/Zoom feature along with optimizations, bugfixes, and language additions including Arabic, Farsi, Thai, and Hebrew.

In a blog post from November of last year, Sony expressed their plans and concerns about bringing multi-touch/pinch-zoom to the X10. Having finally made the update a reality, the only question now is how can you get it? According to the blog, the OTA (over the air) update has started rolling out and should hit your device any day now. If you’re not willing to wait for the OTA, the update can also be done using the PC companion software.

If you have an X10, let us know what you think of the update. Was it worth it? And on a sad note, if you haven’t heard already, Sony Ericsson has officially stated that the X10 will NOT receive the Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) update, saying:

“We believe that the current Xperia range on Android 2.1 coupled with Sony Ericsson’s proprietary upgrades and unique hardware delivers a user experience that is on par with, and in many cases better than, a vanilla installation of Android 2.2.”

I guess Gingerbread is out of the question.