Sony Ericsson Announces Its First Android Device

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Sony Ericsson just announced the Xperia X10, their first device with Android. According to Gizmodo, it is planned for release in the first quarter of 2010. Initially at least, Sony Ericsson planned to pre-install Android 1.6. Interestingly, although Sony Ericsson has it’s own “PlayNow Arena” application store, Google Android Market will be present on the device as well:

Going out? Finding out? Or perhaps just chilling out? Download any application you want from Android Market™ and customise your Xperia™ X10 to make it exclusively yours.

Sony Ericsson could have pre-installed its own PlayNow Arena store on the device, just like Vodafone Egypt did with the SlideMe application store. They chose not to, and it will be interesting to see whether this choice is an indication of what is to come from Sony Ericsson.

Remco van den Elzen