Sony “Odin” Android Arriving As Early 2013 Flagship?

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Sony will have a bunch of new Androids on store shelves this fall, including the Xperia TL, which will be featured in the upcoming James Bond film. Beyond those, though, what has the company been working on? Some signs have just arrived of what could be the company’s next flagship device, currently know by codename Odin.

We’ve got very little to go on so far, short of three model numbers tied to the hardware. The presumption is that these are all essential the same device, but with different radios. These models C6502, C6503, and C6506 appear to be running Jelly Bean, but why are they expected to necessarily be high-end handsets? Well, it’s looking like Sony could be planning to adopt a new numbering strategy for its models in 2013; there’s also evidence of a C1604 and C1605, alongside signs that they’ll arrive with some pretty low-end hardware, so it follows that the higher-numbered devices would be significantly more advanced.

There’s also some speculation that this new numbering system will carry over to commercial device names, but we’ll need to see some evidence for that first.

Source: Blog of Mobile! (Google Translate)
Via: Mobile Syrup

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!