It's not just the hardware which makes a device high-end, but software too. In a few weeks Google is going to announce Android 4.1 JB, but Sony hasn't got one single device on the market which follows the new Android UI design patterns, which makes the interaction with the device more fluid.
Worst, they've got an outstanding device (GX) which they won't release globally anytime soon.
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What Sony is doing is just saturating the market. They're not creating that many new devices at all, but most devices are region specific at launch.
For example the Xperia Acro HD in Japan, is now going international as Acro S.
Xperia ion was AT&T only at first, now international
Xperia Neo L was China only first, now international
Why is Sony doing this? Because for them it is an extremely easy and safe way to introduce more choice to certain markets without having to spend more research and development. The certification processes are much faster, everything in general is easier if they just make region-specific devices global.
It's not a bad thing at all.
Why is Sony doing this? Because for them it is an extremely easy and safe way to introduce more choice to certain markets without having to spend more research and development. The certification processes are much faster, everything in general is easier if they just make region-specific devices global
I know i want one, First water proof PlayStation but us in the UK are not getting it so will have to get 1 shipped. Only thing i am concerned about is that its the Xperia S in a different shell. If the Xperia S gets this hot. How will this cope with more closed in casing.
Any change of plans, as some rumoured suggest or Sony plans to go ahead with exactly the same chip and plonk it on the Mint? The price difference is for the aluminum casing and LTE I presume?
Btw..did you manage to find out whether it would be the XPERIA or SONY logo that will illuminate in the International version? or neither?
That's why it's waterproof, so when it heats up, just throw it into the water to cool down
Not sure about the chip, I highly doubt they would do that since they have much more time until announcement (from what I heard).
The international will have XPERIA logo on the bottom. Whether it illuminates or not I'm not sure. Haven't had a chance to ask about this yet. Busy with 2013 devices...JK