Two new Xperia Android smartphones from Sony have been revealed with little fanfare. Videos from the manufacturer's YouTube channel has exposed the Xperia tipo and Xperia miro. The details are light but consumers will be glad to know that these handsets will be running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the gate.
Sony continues to reinforce its Xperia line-up by introducing a couple of new phones to turn attention away from the new Android phones from rivals like Motorola, LG, HTC and Samsung. The new Xperia handsets offer features that target different markets. Let's look at the new Xperia Acro S and Xperia Go from Sony.
Sony has introduced another Xperia phone to put pressure into the other Android phone manufacturers. This upcoming Android handset for 2012 is expected to ship globally during the second quarter.
The Sony Xperia Sola features a new screen technology called "floating touch navigation." This technology enables users to navigate through web pages by simply hovering their finger over the display. This new Xperia phone also boasts of a 3.7 inch scratch-resistant FWVGA (854 x 480) Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine and a 1GHz ST-Ericsson U8500 processor.
It's a new year and that means more exciting handsets for the Google Android platform. 2011 was a great year for Android and we can expect that trend to continue this year. With the growing threat from Windows Phone and the upcoming version of iPhone, the Android phones for this year are expected to aim for the top spot by pushing the boundaries that define a smartphone. Let us look at the rumored Android-powered phones and announced handsets for 2012.
AT&T failed in its bid to acquire T-Mobile but that shouldn't stop the 2nd largest US carrier from introducing more impressive mobile phones this year. The carrier's 4G LTE network is growing fast and impressive smartphones are expected to be added to that line-up. Powerful Android smartphones are also expected to be launched by this carrier next year. AT&T remains as one of the top supporters of the Windows Phone operating system and we expect WP7 phones to gain more momentum this year. Let's look at some of the rumored and announced upcoming AT&T cell phones for 2012.
A powerful camera phone might be headed for the AT&T 4G line-up. An entry to the Bluetooth SIG for device certification revealed an interesting Android handset called the Sony Ericsson LT28at, which will reportedly sport a 13-megapixel camera with an LED flash.
The device certification provided a few other exciting information on the LT28at. It appears that the phone will come with support for AT&T’s 4G LTE network and feature a 4.55-inch Reality Display with a 1280 x 720-pixel resolution and a front-facing HD camera for video chats.
Here's some good news for the owners of Sony Ericsson 2011 Xperia phones. The schedule for the Android Ice Cream Sandwich updates for these phones has been announced. The phones will receive the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update from the end of March to the beginning of May 2012.