Android is just so Mickey Mouse
We all know Android is taking over the world, and that smartphones are the future. But we can’t help being a little bit shocked to see news that Disney is about to launch an own-brand smartphone running on Google’s mobile OS.
Disney’s Japanese site has just put up a promo page for the branded handset, which appears to be based on the Japan-only Sharp Galapagos 003SH. However, the Disney touches are there for all to see. Aside from the unmissable branding below the screen and Disney-themed messaging emoticons, there appears to be a Disney homescreen widget with the usual Android clock and date info arranged in a Mickey Mouse-like trio of circles.
If the Disney phone is indeed a rebadged Galapagos 003SH, we can look forward to a 3.8in touchscreen complete with glasses-free 3D capability, plus the usual connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.
Other Disney touches include a photo editor that lets you mess around with Disney characters and images as well as a calendar featuring a new Disney illustration for each month.
We’re not aware of any plans for the Disney smartphone to be available outside Japan as yet – and we’re not sure whether that’s a good or a bad thing either.