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Sony’s XPERIA LT29i Hayabusa (GX) has been leaked in the internet before its official launch.
The upcoming handset sports a 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, a 4.6-inch 720p display, and a 13-megapixel camera. The handset looks to be the successor of the XPERIA Arc, which was released in 2011. The GX is a mere 8.6mm thick, slimmer than the Arc. The handset will run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Unfortunately, it is still unknown whether the phone will be updated to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or not.
One thing strange about the leak is that the handset still bears the Sony Ericsson logo. This suggests that the handset was developed when Sony still had a partnership with Ericsson.
Although Sony is yet to disclose the official launch of the handset, it is expected to make an appearance at IFA 2012 alongside the successor of the XPERIA S.
Interested in the Sony XPERIA LT29i Hayabusa? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.
It looks like ZTE (makers of the ZTE Racer) is planning to launch a gaming phone that rivals Sony’s XPERIA Play.
On Twitter, ZTE UK tweeted, “The countdown has begun! 6 days left until you can have one of the MOST ADVANCED GAMING SMARTPHONES in your hands!”
Sony was the first manufacturer to create a smartphone built around gaming. The Android handset sports a slide-out gamepad. Sadly, the device failed to win the hearts of the consumer. Will ZTE succeed where Sony has failed?
Although ZTE has not disclosed any details on their new device, its possible ZTE’s gaming phone will sport a quad-core processor just like the Samsung Galaxy S3 to attract buyers. The company will be launching an event in London next week. We’ll know by then what this new gaming phone has to offer.
Sony has rolled out the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) beta version for the PlayStation-certified XPERIA Play. This allows the phone’s owners to get a glimpse of the latest version of Android on their phones before the official update goes live.
On Sony’s developer site, the Japanese company explains how to install the beta version on the Play. However, the company also warns that installing the beta version of ICS on the handset should only be done by experienced developers. The company gave the same warning when they rolled out the beta version of ICS to other XPERIA handsets such as the Arc S, Ray, and Neo V.
Sony says, “This is not final software, and the stability of the software may not be ideal as it has not been finally tested and bugfixed.” Sony adds that installing the beta version of ICS will require users to unlock the phone’s bootloader, which may void its warranty.
Sony is also trying to optimise the Play’s console-like controls for Android 4.0. It says, “We do know that some games will need to be optimised to work fine with ICS.”
Although this may be too late to salvage Sony Ericsson’s failed attempt to make the XPERIA Play a crowd favourite, but at least it gives the handset’s owners a chance to experience Ice Cream Sandwich.
Have you installed Ice Cream Sandwich beta on your Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play? Tell us what you think through a comment.