Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Google will free the mobiles
Google has unpacked the gPhone using Android. Its the next biggest thing in mobile industry. Having your phone run open source code and hacking it the way we hack Linux. Well, it looks promising now.
The Open Handset Alliance founded by Google includes big names from the mobile world - Nvidia, Intel, Motorola, Samsung, LG, Qualcomm etc. Together these companies shall come forward to manufacture and design gPhones, that will run the open system called Android.
Now, gPhone ain't a phone like iPhone. Its not even a phone for that matter. Its just a prototype. Their idea is to have thousands of gPhones, just like we've thousands of Linux distros! The handsets shall be coming to market next year.
Well, some big players are still missing. Nokia, Sony Ericcson, Blackberry, Apple, Verizon and AT&T. And yes, Microsoft.
A video by the developers introducing Android
Another video by kids, who want their phone to make coookies for them.
Open Handset Alliance
Official Google Blog: Where's my Gphone?
Google had acquired Android Inc. two years ago, in a very quiet manner. Android is being developed as a mobile platform to be released under Apache v2 license. The complete documentation and Android SDK shall be released on November 12, 2007.
We know there've been other initiatives as well. OpenMoko, Qutopia, and now Android. The mobile shall be finally freed!