Apple & Google – the future for smartphones?

Since its announcement in November, Google and its partners are now demonstrating tangible hardware using the Android OS.

Apple’s iPhone has had paying customers for well under a year, and continues to advance its usability and feature set.

Yet from the established players, Sony Ericsson seems to have taken the pragmatic view to ditch UIQ in preference to Microsoft’s OS for their high end handsets.

Whilst Nokia, with years of experience, resources and IPR in the bank, are merely showing an alpha mock up of their S60 Touch UI, and it’s not nice.

Will Nokia regret its tardiness?