It appears that as part of its push into the smartphone markets in the U.S. and Europe, Japanese manufacturer Sharp is considering Android.

“We select the OS in accordance with the telecommunications carriers’ opinions, and we have no intention of setting any OS as standard. Google’s Android is one of the options.”

This is not to say that Sharp will use Android, though.  The company was quick to say that it might also roll out its own Linux based smartphone OS.

“We have acquired Linux technology through, for instance, the development of the Zaurus.  It is possible that we will introduce a new OS in the manner we do not sacrifice our development efficiency.”

[via TechOn]