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Sony Mobile is open to building Windows Phone 8 Xperia smartphones

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:35PM EST

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Everyone’s heard the saying “never put all of your eggs in one basket,” and Sony Mobile (SNE) seems to agree. What with all of the lawsuits being obsessed over between iOS and Android (even if Sony doesn’t really seem to care), it would be wise for Sony to have other options, should Android start falling apart. According to MobileMagazine, Sony Mobile UK & Ireland MD Pierre Perron said the company is currently in talks with Microsoft (MSFT) to see if Windows Phone 8 is a path it wants to explore down the road, although Android will remain as its main platform.

“As far as Xperia smartphones go, Android remains the preferred partner, although Sony is not a single partner company. We are currently investigating with the likes of Microsoft the possibility of diversifying our product strategy,” said Perron.

One thing is for sure, if Sony does decide to move forward with Windows Phone 8, it might be a good idea to drop its confusing letter naming system for its Xperia smartphones.


Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. His writing has appeared on DVICE, Ubergizmo, G4TV, Yahoo News, NBC blogs. You might even have seen his videos on Xbox LIVE.