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Android News  17 December 2013 – 12:00 GMT / 07:00 EST:

1. China Mobile Launches Sony Xperia Z1

The largest China’s carrier, China Mobile, is now offering the Sony’s latest flagship, Xperia Z1 and the delivery time is expected to be before the new year.

Other than the compatibility with China LTE networks, there are 2 more difference compare to the international variant of Xperia Z1: The internal storage has increased to 32GB and plastic is used as the Z1’s frame.

Available colors are black and purple, and you need to pay around $724 to get one on China Mobile.



2. Android 4.3 Gets One Step Closer to the Verizon HTC One

Following HTC’s announcement regarding the Android 4.3 update for the Verizon HTC One, the carrier released more details about the new firmware, and the only thing left is the OTA update to be rolled out.

Accordin g to the Verizon’s support page, your Verizon HTC One will be updated to Android 4.3 with latest version of Sense and you should expect the update notification in any time.



3. ASUS to Refresh PadFone 2 Line Up, by Introducing PadFone X

It seems ASUS is preparing to update the PadFone 2 with a new model, and according to the benchmarks spotted on the AnTuTu the successor will be equipped with a Snapdragon 800 chipset and running Android KitKat.

Other specs of this tablet-and-phone-at-the-same-time are: Full HD screen with unknown screen size, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, Adreno 300, and 5MP rear camera.



4. Android 4.3 Is Now Rolling For Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra

Sony just released the Android 4.3 updates for two of its latest flagships, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra, and you’ll be getting the update notification soon; depending on your market and carrier, you may wait longer.

Smart Social Camera, Xperia Themes, Sony Media Apps and so many new features, tweaks and bug fixes are available in the latest update. So, don’t forget to check the update notification.