Coming hot on the heels of LG officially announcing the first Google Play Edition tablet, the G Pad 8.3, Sony has made a similar announcement, although this one is about a smartphone, not a tablet. The Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition was just released.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra smartphone was released earlier in the year and it brings some really nice specifications to the table. There’s a gigantic 6.4 inch HD Triluminos display powered by X-Reality for mobile engine, a quadcore Snapdragon 800 processor from Qualcomm, NFC, 4G LTE, IP55 & IP58 certification. The Z Ultra is dust resistant and even waterproof. Why do we mention that?
Because the Xperia Z Ultra GPE has the exact same hardware packed inside. The only difference is the software. This version ships with Android 4.4 KitKat pre-installed, and since GPE delivers the “Nexus experience,” these versions are further up the line whenever a major Android OS update is released. You can buy the Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition right now in the U.S. through the Google Play Store for $649.00. Right now we don’t know when this model will be released in other markets, but we guess it won’t be long.
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