Expecting a company to do what's best for their company is growing increasingly rare these days. Case in point: Sony Ericsson recently posted some horrific financial numbers in the last quarter and just recently the CFO of Sony Ericsson claimed that it'll need to raise 100 million Euros (approx. 135 million dollars) this year to simply stay afloat. Yet, they're is still no official confirmation regarding an Android device.

How does such failure happen? Well in this instance, Sony Ericsson's failure was caused by falling product demand and a "gap" in their product portfolio. We at Android Central believe that they bungled the Xperia X1 launch and are further digging themselves a hole with no official Android announcement. So hey Sony Ericsson! Listen to us, take a long and serious look at Android and knock it out the part. We believe in you.

[via engadget]

 

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Sony Ericsson Needs 100 Million Euros to Survive, Should Look at Android

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While I'm all for more Android devices, looking at things globally, Android should be on the horizon for them but Symbian sounds to me like the logical choice.

Until the Pre releases (seriously, that wasn't a pun :-) Android is the only OS out that can compete with the iPhone which gains more ground daily. Symbian, however, is used by many millions of people world wide and is also open-source. If SE can entice those users to move up from their cheap-ie Symbian phone to one of their smartphones, they could make it work.

The flip side of that argument is that most of those users wouldn't know if they were running Android, Symbian or Commodore 64. And since they can customize Android anyway they choose, they could make it look as close to their Symbian devices as they wanted (don't recommend that, just saying....)

Maybe they should spend more money they don't have on a study to see which OS would help them best in the long term.