"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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