Sony Xperia Z Nexus rumors; expected for July release for $599
Following the path of Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, Sony’s high-end phone the Xperia Z is also likely to get a Nexus version. A recent report on Android Geeks suggests that the Japan tech firm has struck a deal with Google for surfacing a stock Android version for its Xperia Z. The still unconfirmed news can’t be overlooked at once, because Google has so far launched Nexus editions for Samsung and HTC’s Android flagship phones.
If the rumor is accurate, we are to get a better interface on Xperia Z with far smoother and pure features of the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Sony has teamed up with the search engine giant to develop the Google Edition of Xperia Z with LTE capability, the report says. “A Sony insider who wanted to remain anonymous has confirmed for us that the two companies will soon launch an Xperia Z Google Edition,” writes the site.
There is also a report that Google may select this superb FullHD phone to demo its rumored Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (Key Lime Pie) version. But, it is only a guess, which doesn’t make much sense as long as Google used to debut new versions to Android on a brand new Nexus device only. Well, whatever it be, a Sony Xperia Z Google Edition would be a great phone.
Still, no clear clue is available when the device would make its way to stores. It is likely that the handset would hit Play Store in July for a price of $599. It is when Google is to release Galaxy S4 Nexus and HTC One Nexus on Google Play for nearly the same price. If the rumor is true, the Xperia Z Nexus will indeed be keeping the same specs of its original. It will remain new only in software with the stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.