Sony Ericsson to launch Android handset next year

Sony Ericsson has talked openly about their intentions of producing a handset based on the Android platform. By signing up to the Open Handset Alliance, Sony Ericsson will be privy to Google's open Android application platform as seen on T-Mobile's G1. Users will be able to download an array of applications from the Android Market. Sony Ericsson is yet to disclose any further details, although rumour has it we can expect a summer launch.

 

Current applications available on the Google Android platform include, a translation tool, the music identification service Shazam, a host of games including Tetris and Pac-Man, a bar code price scanner and a range of location-based programs. As the service is completely open, anyone can add applications with the cost being up to the programmer themselves.

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