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Samsung pushes back Google Android phone

Smartphone won't launch at Mobile World Congress

Samsung has dismissed rumours that it will be announcing a mobile phone that runs on the Google Android platform at next week's Mobile World Congress.

Samsung was said to be planning to introduce the Android phone next week but the company's head of marketing, Younghee Lee, dismissed the claims in an interview with The Guardian, saying the release of the phone had been delayed until the second half of 2009.

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Lee said Samsung is "planning internally" a release for the second half of the year.

A number of other manufacturers are lined up to release Google Android mobile devices this year. The T-Mobile G2, produced by Taiwan-based HTC, is rumoured to come out in May, while Sony Ericsson, Motorola, LG, Asus, and Toshiba are expected to launch Android devices sometime this year as well.

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Some say Samsung's Android phone will be thin and glossy, similar to the company's Omnia and Instinct models. But what it - or any of the new Android phones - will look like is unknown, as no one has released any specifications or pictures of their upcoming devices.

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