Sony to launch Xperia Z Google Edition smartphone

Sony to follow Samsung and HTC with Xperia Z Google Edition

Sony is preparing to launch a Google Edition of its flagship Xperia Z smartphone.

Not wanting to feel left out, Sony is rumoured to be launching an Xperia Z Google Edition. The flagship smartphone would come with a stock version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean instead of Sony's own user interface overlay.

If seems Google Editions of device are the new thing to do. Google I/O introduced the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition - disappointing when we were hoping for Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie and the Nexus 5.

Next came the HTC One with Nexus Experience, another Google Edition of a flagship Android smartphone. It seems Sony is next up.

"A Sony insider who wanted to remain anonymous has confirmed for us that the two companies will soon launch an Xperia Z Google Edition." said Android Geeks.

The source couldn't give an exact date but revealed the device will be announced in July. It's likely that Google will sell the Xperia Z Google Edition via the Play Store as it will do with the GS4 and HTC One.

Android Geeks thinks the Xperia Z Google Edition will get a price tag of $599 matching the HTC One with Nexus Experience. The Galaxy S4 Google Edition will cost $649.

Apart from the operating system change, the Sony Xperia Z Google Edition will remain the same as the existing model. It has a 5in screen with a Full HD resolution, 13Mp camera and a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.

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