Sony Ericsson aims to be the World's largest Android supplier

Sony Ericsson aims to be the World's largest Android supplier
Currently sitting with a 17% share of the global Android market, Sony Ericsson CEO Bert Nordberg said on Wednesday that the joint venture is aiming to be the market share leader. The executive didn't give a market share target or a time frame relating to this quest, but the current leader has a 23% piece of the pie.

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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13 Comments

1. uk786

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

LMAO Sony Ericsson's Stink !

2. luv_droids

Posts: 30; Member since: May 21, 2010

LMAO I was thinking the EXACT same thing lol, didnt even know they still made Ericsson's! lol

4. baldilocks

Posts: 1425; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Another unintelligent, uniformed statement. Typical teen commenter.

5. T unregistered

Supplied the most?? Do they mean supply the most out-dated androids.. cough..x..10.. cough

12. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Your comment displays immaturity. However, Sony Ericsson has been doing poorly in creating quality phones lately. HTC and Motorola are the top producers now.

3. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Unless they make a great android phone for Verizon this will never happen. Atleast not for in the USA.

6. Vegas89

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 15, 2010

True, if they just stick to At&t they'll never get anywhere since At&t is to busy sucking Jobs teet

7. Dick Hummas unregistered

Sony Ericcson phones are one step below Kyocera and one step above the trash bin. Sad to see the one fanboy on here dog everyone else's true, yet "uninformed", "unintelligent" statements.

8. applesr4eating

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

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.

9. Scribed3d

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 08, 2010

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.

10. DroidCLH unregistered

stop making you phones from feces and chrome, load it up with modern software, than give me a call

11. Propaganda187 unregistered

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.

13. p_tr1ck

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 04, 2009

How is it even possible for Son Eric to be anywhere close to 17% ? I think they made that up. I don't know anyone with an Android phone from them.. the X10? no way.

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