Sony (or Sony Ericsson as we know it) has a couple of handsets like the Xperia S and the Xperia ion (U.S only) lined up for launch. While Sony has fully embraced Android as the primary operating system for smartphones and tablets, some believe that the handsets haven’t been doing that well. So rumors have surfaced which mention that Sony could be looking to switch platforms. Sony has cooked up the Vita OS for its portable PlayStation devices, and the company apparently is looking to develop this relatively new OS to a full fledged smartphone and tablet OS. If you remember, Sony used to make Symbian handsets as well. But ever since the company took up Android, it hasn’t looked back.
No matter how enticing the rumor sounds, we’re having a hard time believing it. Well for starters, Android is being taken to a whole new level with Ice Cream Sandwich and things couldn’t have been better for the platform. So in a time like this, it is very unlikely that the company would want to switch mobile platforms. And if Sony decides to do something like this in the future, I’m sure they will have a big announcement lined up for that. As of now though, chances of a Vita OS smartphone look very slim. But who knows what the future holds for us.