2010 could well be the year of Android after news that yet another manufacturer, this time the Taiwan-based Acer, will be developing and releasing more smartphones that utilise the Google platform.
This news could mean that Acer is switching allegiances from the Windows Mobile platform, on which a majority of its ten phones released in 2009 have been based.
Acer's Vice Rresident Aymar de Lencquesaing told news agency Reuters that Acer would in fact be seeking to balance its smartphones between Android and Windows Mobile and that its reason for holding back from using Android more frequently up until this point was because it had not predicted that the platform would become so popular.
Mr de Lencquesaing stated that Acer would again release around ten phones next year, with one Android mobile each quarter on average, although economic fluctuations could alter these plans.
While Acer has exercised caution in implementing Android on its mobile phones, it now clearly recognises that the operating system will have a significant impact on the netbook computer market, in which Acer has a considerable share.
Commentators have predicted that the first Android-based netbooks from Acer could surface in 2010.
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