Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sony Ericsson joins Open Handset Alliance, Android phone in the works
Sony Ericsson has officially announced that it is joining the Open Handset Alliance. This is the group that is behind Googles Android OS. Look for a XPERIA like device running Android sometime in around Q3 2009. Might be announced at Mobile World Congress in Feb 2009.
Sony Ericsson is excited to announce its membership of the Open Handset Alliance and confirm its intention to develop a handset based on the Android platform We believe Sony Ericsson can bring a wealth of experience in making consumer focused multimedia handsets with new user experience to the Alliance drawing on the successes of the Walkman and Cyber-shot sub-brands. Sony Ericsson is a strong supporter of open operating systems and we believe the Open Handset Alliance offers an exciting opportunity for a new and unique user experience only Sony Ericsson can deliver.
-- Rikko Sakaguchi, CVP and head of Creation and Development, Sony Ericsson
SE Press Release