The Sony Ericsson Q1 results are out and, by the looks of it, Android has played a huge part in their fortunes. Although the first quarter of 2011 saw less phones shipping (8.1 million instead of 11.2 million), they made a greater margin per phone.
President & CEO of Sony Ericsson, Bert Nordberg, was keen to praise the Android OS…
Sony Ericsson’s profitability continues as we accelerate our shift towards an Android-based smartphone portfolio, with smartphones comprising over 60% of our total sales during the quarter. Towards the end of the quarter we introduced the highly anticipated Xperia™ arc and Xperia™ PLAY, which have been well received by both operators and consumers around the world. However, the Japan earthquake made it a challenging quarter operationally and we are experiencing some disruptions to our supply chain. We will continue to evaluate the situation.
Read the full report on the link below. It’ll be interesting to see how things develop in Q2 and Q3 as the Xperia PLAY, Xperia arc and other new handsets hit the stores.