Sony is going through some changes in its upper management with Kazuo Hirai stepping in as their new President and CEO. During a Q&A in Japan AV Watch reports that Hirai was not shy about pointing out that the Playstation Vita OS has more potential than just gaming, that it is in fact a mobile OS.
Av Watch also quoted Senior Vice President Yoshio Matsumoto saying, “if you’re asking if we’ve made [the Vita OS] in a way that’s expandable, so that it’s possible to apply to smartphones and tablets on top of achieving the high responsiveness we need for gaming devices — it is possible,” he did carry on to say “that doesn’t mean that we’re applying it to smartphones and tablets at this point in time, but it’s been designed with expandability in mind.”
Sony is not stranger to competing in the Android handset race as their Xperia line up is focused on gaming. However, the line up has not achieved the success the company would have hoped for with Sony Ericsson posting a €247 million loss (about $325 million) in 2011. If Sony were to look at bring the Vita OS to the handset market, we wonder how it would compare to Windows Phone with its tie into Xbox.