Sprint Nextel Corporation is scheduled to release its first mobile phone that will run on Google’s Android software by October, as announced by the company on Thursday.
Roger Entner, a telecommunications analyst at Nielson & Co. Digits says that this will definitely help Android become more mainstream. It’s been observed that consumers have been slow in accepting the mobile platform since its release through T-Mobile USA.
For the past months, Google has been working hard to push the open-source mobile operating system to handset manufacturers in a bid to expand its presence in the mobile sector and generate mobile advertising revenue.
It can be remembered that the first Google phone, dubbed the G1, didn’t do well in the market. Even the MyTouch 3G, wasn’t able to make a significant mark in the high-end smart phones industry. Both devices were made by HTC and sold through Deutsche Telekom AG’s T-Mobile.
Now that Sprint has joined the Google Android platform bandwagon, who will be next? Tech experts are saying that it would probably be Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc.