Huawei Technologies (“Huawei”), a Chinese telecommunications company, announced its first Android-powered smart phone at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new smart phone will be commercially available in the third quarter of 2009.
Details about the new smart phone is net yet available, but according to a press release, Huawei partnered with an established design consultancy to develop a robust and user-friendly interface, creating a powerful customer experience that is able to evolve with operators’ differentiation requirements.
Huawei’s Director of Terminal Marketing Department, Mr. James Chen said: “A pioneer in mobile broadband devices, we look forward to expanding a compelling mobile communications experience for end-users whilst providing customized services to our operator partners via the Android smart phone.”
Android is a software platform and operating system for mobile devices, which is based on the Linux kernel. It was developed by Google and later the Open Handset Alliance. The HTC Dream (also marketed as T-Mobile G1, Era G1 in Poland) was the first Android-powered smart phone released to the market.