By 27 September 2010 | Categories: news


Sony Ericsson (SE) has reportedly made Android its preferred operating system platform and will not be dropping any new devices running on Symbian.
“We have no plans for the time being to develop any new products to the Symbian Foundation standard or operating system,” Aldo Liguori, a SE spokesman, told the Bloomberg Businessweek.
SE will continue to be a member of the Symbian Foundation and its preferred use of Google’s Android is “not exclusive, but it will certainly continue to be an important platform for us,” Liguori stated.
The company’s latest mobile phones, such as the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and its miniature derivatives, the X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro, have Android doing the operating, whilst the Vivaz pro runs Symbian S60.
Even with SE’s preference of Android, Nokia’s unwavering loyalty to the mobile OS will see it remain a highly used platform. In fact research firm Gartner believes that Symbian and Android will go on to dominate the worldwide mobile operating system (OS) landscape, clinching 59.8% of the mobile OS market by 2014.


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