Samsung plans three phones with Android

Summary:This year Samsung is planning to launch at least three mobile phones that will be able to run the Android operating system, it has emerged.According to a report in Forbes magazine on Thursday, Dr Won-Pyo Hong, executive vice president at Samsung, has said the company's first Android phone is scheduled to launch in June.

This year Samsung is planning to launch at least three mobile phones that will be able to run the Android operating system, it has emerged.

According to a report in Forbes magazine on Thursday, Dr Won-Pyo Hong, executive vice president at Samsung, has said the company's first Android phone is scheduled to launch in June.

Two Android phones are scheduled for launch inside the US, and will be "totally different" from each other due to operator preferences, according to Hong.

Samsung also plans to deliver one Android phone in Europe, Hong told Forbes, because, "in Europe, you can launch one common device with several carriers".

Samsung declined to comment on Monday about a European launch for its Android device. A Samsung spokesperson told ZDNet UK that a launch of an Android phone was due in the second half of 2009, but declined to give further details, or comment on probable carriers. According to the Forbes article on Thursday, the likely US carriers are T-Mobile and Sprint.

Currently the only company that has made an Android phone available is T-Mobile, with its G1 device.

Topics: After Hours

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