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Android phones boost profits at Sony Ericsson

Android phones boost profits at Sony Ericsson

Massive sales for Android powered mobiles helped Sony Ericsson continue its recovery from a disastrous 2009, new figures reveal.

Official figures from the company show it posted a £10 million profit during the period - up from a loss of £180 million in the same quarter last year.

The success of its phones that employ Google's smartphone platform has prompted many to suggest that it will ditch Windows Phone and Nokia's Symbian operating system, which have traditionally been at the heart of Sony Ericsson's range of mobiles, and concentrate solely on Android.

However, Bert Nordberg, Chief Executive Officer at Sony Ericsson, said that it will continue to support other systems, but that it may narrow its focus in years to come.

He stated: "I want us to have the biggest share of Android phone sales in the world. If you look globally, the competition is really between Android and the iPhone.

"We currently have three operating systems that we use and I would like that to go down to two, with most of our activity going on Android."

Sony's Xperia X10 range takes in the standard edition of the handset, as well as the Mini version, which is the smallest Android phone so far, and the Mini Pro which adds a QWERTY keyboard.

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