While details are still sparse, Digitimes is reporting that Asus is getting set to release their own Android handsets. By word of “company sources”, the company plans to push the handsets into the Taiwan market under its own brand sometime in the first 6 months of next year, later moving on to developing handsets for other parties.
While ASUS isn’t a huge name in the handset market yet (with just 30,000 smartphone units pushed this year), dabbling with Android is a good move. Like Motorola, it seems they’ve realized that the idea of developing a proprietary OS in-house is on the way out. With a dash of Android added to Asus’ ability to make rock solid hardware, we’re looking forward to checking out these new handsets.