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Is Sony Leaving Android for Vita OS?

February 13, 2012

If you’re a fan of Sony Android smartphones and tablets, this may end pretty soon. Especially with the €247 million loss that the company incurred in 2011, Sony may start looking for a new place where they can be appreciated more—particularly by their main target audience: the hard core gamers.

The company’s upcoming President and CEO Kazuo Hirai has been hinting at future plans of expanding Vita OS and also to port it to smartphones and tablets. And since Vita OS is also a gaming monster arena, Sony may decide to stop its Android OS production and settle for Vita OS.

“If you’re asking if we’ve made it in a way that’s expandable, so that it’s possible to apply to smartphones and tablets on top of achieving the high responsiveness we need for gaming devices — it is possible. That doesn’t mean that we’re applying it to smartphones and tablets at this point in time, but it’s been designed with expandability in mind,” says Senior VP, Yoshio Matsumoto.

As the Senior VP mentioned, plans for changing to Vita OS might not happen anytime soon. However, the company is not discarding its possibility.

While we do believe it might be a healthy competition for Android, we can’t help but wonder if it will be a smart move for Sony too. What do you think?