Sony Ericsson aims to be the World's largest Android supplier
posted by Alan F. / Sep 01, 2010, 4:32 PM
For Sony Ericsson to achieve this goal, the company will have to step things up in terms of manufacturing. Currently, all of the joint venture's Android phones are powered by the 1.6 build of the operating system. Most top-end phones using Google's open source OS are loaded with Android 2.1 or 2.2. Sony Ericsson is also going to have to revise their strategy for dealing with U.S. carriers. The current flagship Xperia X10 went months between its launch overseas and its recent release on AT&T. The result was that by the time the X10 was available in the U.S. as a subsidized handset, its specs had been surpassed by many other carrier branded models.
One way that Sony Ericsson could shake things up would be to offer an Android phone with capabilities to link with the Sony PlayStation gaming platform. Recent speculation centered around such a device powered by Android 3.0, that if produced, could help Sony Ericsson take a huge slice of market share away from the other Android phone manufacturers.
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LMAO Sony Ericsson's Stink !
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:48 AM 0
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Unless they make a great android phone for Verizon this will never happen. Atleast not for in the USA.
posted on Sep 01, 2010, 6:09 PM 0
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I have been unimpressed with Sony's Android offerings in the past, but I have to say that Sony committing to be the "World's largest Android supplier". If they get their act together the new competition will be good for the smart phone market.
posted on Sep 01, 2010, 8:09 PM 0
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I would say that they have a chance starting next year... at best. As one poster commented, they need to have a VZW presence. If they provide a ubiquitous LTE series of Droid devices with high end specs, they would gain inroads here. They are set up, at the moment, as a pure GSM company, hence the need for LTE. Anyhow, one thing that could be said about Sony-Ericsson, when Sony wants to throw money at something to gain a toehold in a business segment, they definitly have the bucks to do it. They just need to do it right... and quickly.
posted on Sep 01, 2010, 8:21 PM 0
Wow, Teh x10a has some of the most powerful hardware. The Sony built in features do slow down the interface, but if you cannot remove them to make your android experiance better, you do not deserve to be using Android. open one up, play witht he hardware, the Video isn't the best, but once I stripped out all of the required Sony Software, it got a hell of alot faster.
posted on Sep 01, 2010, 9:07 PM 0
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