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Despite Sony’s troubles with getting Americans to open their wallets for the company’s smartphone devices, the Japanese phone manufacturer is doing quite a bit better in the United Kingdom according to a Mobile Magazine report.

Sony amassed 500,000 sales across the UK during Q3, backed largely by a James Bond license. These sales numbers threw Sony past HTC, who had 440,000 sales and has also been struggling to make headway in the smartphone market, to take second place among Android manufacturers in the UK, still well behind Samsung, who retains the number one Android spot.

Pierre Perron, UK MD of Sony Mobile confirmed Sony Mobile is considering other operating systems besides Android, saying that “Android is probably the best fit” for the manufacturer at the current time because of its “easy and unified access across the Sony portfolio”.

“We are discussing other alternatives and we are open to other possibilities providing the platform enables us to build on that tradition,” Perron said.

Samsung continued dominating Android sales in the country with a total of 3.2 million units sold, roughly six times more than Sony. Will anyone be able to dethrone Samsung?

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