Samsung is one company that is not expected to announce an Android handset at next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The head of marketing at Samsung’s mobile device division told The Guardian there will be no Android phone from Samsung at the show.
The company is “planning internally” for a release in the second half of the year, Younghee Lee told the publication. The company is in negotiations with various operators about selling an Android phone.
The Guardian noted there is talk that HTC will announce the next version of its Android phone, the G2, next week.
Samsung did say it will showcase its solar powered full-touch screen phone, Blue Earth, along with its vision for environmental sustainability, at the show. Designed to symbolize a flat and rounded shiny pebble, Blue Earth is charged through a solar panel on the back of the phone. The phone is made from recycled plastic extracted from water bottles. The company did not say which markets would get the phone.
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