Both the Google Android and Symbian freight trains gathered a bit more steam with the announcement that Chinese manufacturer Huawei Technologies is going to use the two operating systems in new smartphones scheduled for the first half of 2009.
The company recently tried to secure new investment but failed to do so, in part due to the global economic slowdown. Nonetheless, the company has decided to go ahead with its new initiative.
Huawei will be offered to carriers and will bear the carrier logos rather than its own. Huawei already does so for a number of low-end devices for Vodafone so this will not be entirely new to them.
The company provided no details about the new devices themselves.