More big news for Android -- and no, not just HTC finally going 3.5mm with the headphone jacks -- but Sony Ericsson's new "Rachel" Android device and it's UI.

Hot on the heels of the HTC Hero's Sense UI, it's again showing the power and flexibility of Google's other OS.

Is that model, separating hardware and software development, finally going to pay off in the mobile space? And, ironically, will it be Google rather than Microsoft who realizes it first?

[Android Central via BGR]