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I Wanted a gPhone, But All I Got Was This Android

Nov 10, 2007, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

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"After months of media-built hype, the mythical 'gPhone' was unveiled this week as Android, a Linux-based software stack for building mobile phones. Despite the disappointment, Android might be just what the market needs, if the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) can actually get an open stack shipping on real devices.

"First let's set the record straight. Google and its OHA teammates aren't even the first out of the gate with an open mobile platform. Android isn't likely to be available until mid-2008, but other open platforms are already underway, and shipping developer kits..."

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