Google Android Outlook Strong, Says Schmidt

andoridrocket.gifDuring Thursday's conference call from Google, CEO Eric Schmidt discussed the status of Google's Android mobile operating system.

"Overall, it looks like Android is going to have a very strong year," he said. "There are announcements happening between now and the end of the year that are quite significant from operators and new hardware partners in the Android space which I won't preannounce."

Schmidt also commented that a number of firms are working with Android on netbooks.
Asustek is rumored to be working on an Android netbook.

Reuters reported today that Sony Ericsson Reuters will take some time to build a handset based on Android.

CEO Hideki Komiyama told Rueters, "It does require a lot of evaluation, as well as a lot of testing, a lot of acceptance from a consumer viewpoint, and there is still some time to go."

There was no launch date set for their Andorid phone, but he did state, "Looking ahead I think that we see this as one of the important operating systems, there is no doubt."