Google Launches Mobile Phone Platform

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Google announced the launch of its mobile phone platform “Android” backed by an “Open Handset Alliance” gathering mobile phone operators (Telefónica, TIM, NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, China Mobile, Sprint), semiconductor companies (Intel, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, SiRF), and handset manufacturers (Samsung, Motorola, LG, HTC) among others.
Open Handset Alliance aims to develop technologies that will significantly lower the cost of developing and distributing mobile devices and services. The Android platform is a fully integrated mobile “software stack” that consists of an operating system, middleware, user-friendly interface and applications. Consumers should expect the first phones based on Android to be available in the US on Sprint and T-Mobile by the second half of 2008—plus, it’s going to be available in China, Japan, Germany, Italy, and Spain on their respective carriers.


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