Sony Ericsson's Android Rachael UI Makes Me Want to Ditch My iPhone

Sony Ericsson will use their own interface in their next Android-powered Rachael smartphone. The good news: It kicks serious ass. Check out the video demonstration, as well as the new images of this hot Android smartphone and the new Kiki.

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As you can see in the video, the user interface in the 7.2Mbps HSDPA Rachael—which is rumored to have a Snapdragon processor, an 8-megapixel camera with auto-focus, and 3D acceleration—is extremely sleek, making full use of the touch interface, with pretty widgets everywhere. It also appears to be heavily oriented to social networks like Facebook and Twitter. I like it enough to make me want to ditch my iPhone—if it had equivalent apps to the ones I use, that is.

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People were discarding already Sony Ericsson—myself included—but if they release this on time, bug free, and with this interface, they may have an opportunity to become the leading Android smartphone. [Esato via Boy Genius Report]

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"I like it enough to make me want to ditch my iPhone-if it had equivalent apps to the ones I use, that is."

Me, too, so long as it runs this smoothly on the phone. I wish Android was more like Linux where you can find the distro you like and install it on any computer with the right hardware. ie: It would be cool if you could run anybody's version of Android (HTC,SE,etc) on any phone that can support it.