Xperia Arc | Sony Ericsson
We talk with the heads of Sony Mobile's Tokyo design team about the creative process, new devices, and differences across countries. The lead phone from 2012's lineup, Iconic Identity, is the Xperia SX; a 3.7-inch marquee Android device for Japan.
Sony has announced that it will begin upgrading its 2011 Xperia phones to Android 4.0 starting in mid-April. A second round of upgrades will commence in late May or early June.
Sony Ericsson teased in a Facebook post that it will be announcing a new Xperia phone next week, but it doesn't appear to be the same Nozomi that we've seen in leaked photos.
The Playstation Store is now available on more Android phones in Japan, with 23 titles available for initial purchase. Pricing is from 600 yen, and Minna no Golf 2 is available as a free download until February 8th.
Sony Ericsson's Xperia Acro and Xperia Arc have been granted PlayStation Certification in Japan — the first devices to receive the certification after their respective launch, and still just the fourth and fifth devices ever to get access to the Android-based PlayStation Suite market after the Xperia Play phone and Sony S1 / S2 tablets.
Sony Ericsson's Xperia Arc successor looks to have made its first appearance on the world stage today, albeit without the company's approval. Leaked shots of a device codenamed LT26i have appeared on iAndroid, showing a magnificent 1280 x 720 resolution and a pixel density of over 340dpi.
Sony Ericsson was originally announced as a launch partner for Windows Phone 7, but CEO Bert Nordberg called the OS inferior to Google's Android in a recent interview.