Japan will be the first market to officially carry the LG Optimus G L-01 E. NTT DoCoMo is already offering the phone on pre-order, with the carrier planning to ship to folks in the land of the rising sun starting October 19.
Sharp to release a 4.9-inch Android smartphone with Snapdragon S4 Pro and 16MP camera in Japan
With no immediate sign of Sharp making its Android phone available outside Japan, it seems we’re going to miss the boat once again with the company’s latest and most powerful handset to date, the Aquos Xx 203SH, which Japanese carrier Softbank Mobile is planning to release in Q1 2013.
Sharp Android flagship with a Disney twist announced in Japan
Japanese operator Softbank has unveiled an Android 4.0 smartphone that's designed for those who have an unhealthy obsession with the Disney characters Micky Mouse and Mini Mouse. The device, built by Sharp, is a beast. It has a 4.5 inch 720p display, 1.5 GHz dual core processor, which we're going to assume is the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, a 13 megapixel camera, and 8 GB of built-in storage that can be expanded via the use of a memory card.
Motorola Razr M unveiled in Japan, to start selling via SoftBank in late October
Amazon's AppStore might not have a massive global presence yet, but they are continuing to expand at a rapid pace. In June, the company opened up their app store to Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain. Now the are bringing their successful Google Play alternative to Japan as well.
NTT DoCoMo to provide Japanese translation via Android
NTT DoCoMo has begun addressing the unique translation problems that occur with Japanese speakers. Because the Japanese language is so different, it makes calls from Japan very difficult. This is because most of Japan’s citizens have to learn other languages in order to properly communicate via phone calls. Now that NTT DoCoMo provides Japanese translation, we are one step closer to having seamless communication throughout the world.
Sony introduces Japan-bound Xperia AX, release date unknown at this time
Sony's recent launch bonanza doesn’t seem to be heading to an end, with yet another phone announced today. The Xperia AX is not an absolute newcomer to the market, being a special Japanese variant of the Xperia V, but it will come with a couple of original features.
Westerners sometimes get the feeling that the entire technology world revolves around them, but that’s not always true. Take GREE, for example, a hugely popular mobile social gaming giant over in Asia that is virtually unknown in the States and Europe.