Sony is launching three of its Android smartphones in China – Xperia Ion, Xperia Acro S and Xperia Go, all of which will run Ice Cream Sandwich from the get-go. Yup, that includes the Xperia Ion, which will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread once it launches in the States. AT&T is Sony’s carrier of choice for the U.S. market and we’re sure they’ll release an Android 4.0 update pretty soon after the phone starts selling.
However, it’s also worth adding that unlike AT&T’s version, the Xperia Ion that’s going to China won’t come with LTE connectivity. Rather, it’s an HSPA model that provides pretty fast download/upload speeds though not as fast as LTE does.
In any case, Sony won’t be the only company with high-end smartphones in the world’s most populous country. There too, the Japanese company will have to fight with Samsung and HTC, both of which have better products. Yeah I know, Sony’s flagship device has a better camera, but that’s the only area where it truly shines…
[Via: Unwired View]