Sony Xperia Ion

Last updated: Jan 9th, 2012.

Marking a new beginning for the Japanese manufacturer, the Xperia Ion is its first Android smartphone to be announced without the Ericsson branding. With Sony being the sole owner of its mobile department, we are starting to see a substantial improvement in specs and design.

The Sony Xperia Ion comes with a powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3, LTE connectivity, a 720p HD display and 1 GB of RAM.

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AT&T’s Sony Xperia Ion now receiving Ice Cream Sandwich

Last week the rollout of Android 4.0 for the international model of the Sony Xperia Ion began, but AT&T users were left with a big question mark about when the update would arrive for their devices. Luckily the wait wasn’t very long at all, as today owners of the phone on AT&T’s network are reporting …

Sony Xperia Ion gets Ice Cream Sandwich in international markets

The Xperia Ion is the latest device from Sony to receive an update to Android 4.0.4, as the software is beginning to roll out to users in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The update to firmware version 6.1.E.19 targets the LT28i version of the device, so if it hasn’t already started, the update should be coming …

Best Buy offering AT&T Xperia Ion for free on contract

If you were in the market to buy AT&T’s Sony Xperia Ion but was unwilling to pay the $100 asking price, this deal will definitely be the only one you’ll need. Best Buy has discounted the phone to free on-contract. When you’re not forking over any cash in exchange for a two-year contract that’s the …

Rogers launches the Sony Xperia Ion starting at $50

The Sony Xperia Ion continues to find a home for itself in North America with Rogers launching the device today for Canadian consumers. The Ion, which is available in the US from AT&T, is priced as low as $49.99 on a three-year contract and can be purchased outright for $549.99. The phone might take a …

Sony Xperia Ion for AT&T rooted

Sony’s recently launch Xperia Ion for AT&T has reached a new milestone thanks to the word of XDA member¬†yuunanase. The device can now be rooted, and reports are that the process is simple and pain free. It only requires a bootloader unlock and a modified kernel. Upon running a script and downloading a few companion …