Obviously, the Android OS is in Sony’s mobile phones and tablets but it might not be far away when the Vita OS takes over. Considering the company lost €247 million last year, Sony’s looking to make a change. They already bought out Ericsson so they would have 100% control of their mobile division. Maybe branching away from Google’s “clutches” might be a good move for them. According to Yoshio Matsumoto:
“If you’re asking if we’ve made it in a way that’s expandable, so that it’s possible to apply to smartphones and tablets on top of achieving the high responsiveness we need for gaming devices — it is possible. That doesn’t mean that we’re applying it to smartphones and tablets at this point in time, but it’s been designed with expandability in mind.”
Sony has a tendency to try to pull an “Apple” a lot. What I mean by that is, they try to use their own ecosystem including proprietary devices and accessories. Of all the different manufactures out there, I think Sony has the best shot at doing this since they now make their own phones, TVs, computers, e-readers, mp3 players and much more. They have the hardware; now they just need good enough software. Will Vita OS prevail for them? Is it that good? Will it get developer support? What do you think?