Safaricom to launch the first android mobiles in Kenya next week.
Its official. Kenya is about to get its first android mobile handsets next week courtesy of Safaricom. I have found out from reliable sources that Kenya’s first android mobiles will be a Huawei handsets and Safaricom will be the launch partner for the same. This is therefore the first confirmed instance where we will (finally) have a androids in Kenya following other announcements some months ago from LG and Samsung that they too would be launching android powered handsets in either June or July 2010. So far, neither of these brands have come to market with an android offering so we will just have to wait and see.
Whatever the case, its exciting news since androids are all the rage globally and the phones are making a serious run at Apple’s hugely popular iPhone. Whats interesting to note is that Motorola’s mobile division is resurgent following their decision to adopt android for all their new smart phones including the runaway success, Droid. Android, being open source is also being snapped up by most mobile device manufacturers and is fast becoming the “de facto” mobile operating system for smart phones. In fact, one could say that android has the distinct potential of becoming the windows of mobile phones in the next few years if it continues to gain adoption as is currently the case.