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Google Calling: Inside Android, the gPhone SDK

Nov 12, 2007, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian DeLacey)

"On November 5th, Google executives introduced the Open Handset Alliance (OHA)--a multinational group of 34 companies. The alliance was assembled to build a better mobile phone. A major part of this effort has been the development of the Android platform, described as 'the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices... a fully integrated mobile 'software stack' that consists of an operating system, middleware, user-friendly interface and applications.' An important objective is to deliver a vastly improved web experience on mobile devices, equal to what people can experience on a desktop computer, in contrast to the limited functionality on today's mobile phones. The alliance is 'committed to commercially deploy handsets and services using the Android Platform in the second half of 2008.' Google promised the Android SDK by November 12th. This article covers freshly released details describing the Android platform and SDK..."

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