Quick Note: Sony Reportedly Prepping Elite Android "Nexus X" Smartphone
October 15, 2012 12:33 PM
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Leaked images show a Google-branded Sony Android
Sony Corp. (
) has quietly built a name for itself in the world of Android smartphones -- with models like the
Gingerbread-powered Xperia Play 4G
The PlayStation Phone
") and the
"Live With Walkman" music-minded handset
. That said, its sales of Xperia Androids remain well removed from the volumes of market leaders.
But the company -- which has
thus far escaped lawsuits
from Microsoft Corp. (
) and Apple, Inc. (
due to prior art concerns
-- is reportedly preparing to take a big step forward into the limelight, with some help from Google.
to Google Inc.'s (
) picture sharing service Picasa show a Google-branded Sony smartphone, which is reportedly dubbed the "Nexus X". The images were posted by someone called "Mutul Yeter" whose name offers
no Google search hits
(other than about the posted images) -- suggesting the name is a pseudonym.
Such things -- as the Xperia Blog who
the possible leak, notes -- can be faked. However, the device looks reasonably plausible in the mid-resolution images posted.
The Sony "Nexus X" [Image Source: Mutul Yeter/Picasa]
It appears to be loaded with
Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean"
, and pack the typical 'Droid fare -- a front and rear camera, plus microUSB.
So far Google has worked with a number of OEMs on "Nexus" branded smartphones, but not Sony. The first in the series -- the
(Jan. 2010) -- was built by HTC Corp. (
). It was succeeded by the
(Dec. 2010) and
(Nov. 2011) from Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (
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RE: Get a Nexus from every company
10/16/2012 5:47:12 AM
but could that lead to less freedom? If Google has more control then could we run into a more closed model like the likes of M$ or Apple? I know it wouldnt be as walled as Apple but still, it wouldnt have the same deviation that we have today. Otherwise there wouldnt be as much of a reason for as many different models if no matter the brand, the basics arent gonna be that different. but I do like where you coming from though...
"A lot of people pay zero for the cellphone ... That's what it's worth." -- Apple Chief Operating Officer Timothy Cook
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