"Korean IT news site ETNews reported a Samsung spokesman saying:
"We are accelerating the development process for Google phone in
order to meet the specific need of local carriers. We will be able
to release Google phone in the second quarter of the next year in
the US market." The article also states that Samsung has recently
added 30 Linux and Java experts to its staff.
"Samsung is a founding member of Google's "Open Handset
Alliance", a business alliance of 48 firms to develop open
standards for mobile devices on all fronts, including software
(Android was officially unveiled shortly after the announcement of
the alliance foundation). Three weeks ago 14 new members, among
which Sony Ericsson, joined OHA and showed their support to the
development of Google's mobile operating system."