If you didn’t believe them once, then Sony Ericsson wants to tell you again: they’re all in with Android and it’ll probably stay that way for a while. They didn’t say all of their eggs would remain in the Android basket forever – citing missed opportunities – but professes that adopting other mobile operating systems such as Meego and Windows Phone 7 aren’t something they’re looking at until the ecosystems for those grow and improve.
We know Sony Ericsson isn’t a one OS OEM: they were one of Symbian’s biggest (and last) supporters up until early 2010, and they had a few WinMo products to offer. But for them to adopt Windows Phone 7 or any other free-for-all OS, they’ll need to see overwhelming developer support and undeniable mind share from investors, users, developers, and anyone else involved.
It’s not unlike Motorola who – while they’ve been one of the biggest Android-exclusive manufacturers – aren’t against taking a look at other options sometime in the future. Just don’t expect that future to be tomorrow, next month, or even next year. [via Pocket-Lint]