Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, the mobile-phone venture of Sony Corp. and Ericsson AB, said it aims to be the world’s biggest supplier of smartphones powered by Google Inc.’s Android software, according to a BusinessWeek report.
The London-based company currently has a 17 percent share of the Android-powered phone market, compared with 23 percent for the largest supplier, Chief Executive Officer Bert Nordberg said at a briefing in Beijing.
Although he declined to identify the current company that leads Android sales, the company competes directly with rivals HTC, Motorola and Samsung. Sony Ericsson currently has a more limited Android selection than its competition, with sales limited to the Xperia X10, X10 mini, and X10 mini pro. The company's next Android phone, the X8, has yet to arrive on the market.
Nordberg didn’t give a timeframe for achieving the top spot.