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Sony Ericsson planning Android 2.0 mobile phone

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Sony Ericsson planning Android 2.0 mobile phone

Sony Ericsson’s forthcoming Android smartphone will use the second edition of Google’s operating system, it has been revealed.

Peter Ang, vice president of marketing Asia Pacific at Sony Ericsson, unveiled the company’s plans for its Android-powered handset in an exclusive interview with Digitimes.

The decision to opt for the second edition of the operating system, he said, was informed by the fact that it “will have more multimedia support than the previous Android OS”.

Mr Ang was keen to stress, however, that the manufacturer will continue to support the rival operating systems Symbian and Windows OS.

Prior to his comments, little had been heard from Sony Ericsson after it initially confirmed last year that it was planning to enter the market for Android phones.

Currently just two Android mobile phones are available to buy in the UK: Vodafone’s HTC Magic and the T-Mobile G1.

However, these are soon expected to be joined by a new handset from laptop specialists Acer and Samsung’s I7500 and Bigfoot models.

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