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DPic [PersonRank 10]

Monday, November 5, 2007
12 years ago6,083 views

googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/1 ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Damn! You are quick! Anyway here's engadget's article engadget.com/2007/11/05/breaki ...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

And this home.businesswire.com/portal/s ...
(from Pierre)

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The stock seems to have stabilized, weird...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

We received 3 documents in French : Press documentation about Android, FAQ about Android and a document that describe Google sight for mobile market.

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James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Live coverage engadget.com/2007/11/05/live-c ...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

So no gPhone but cool development software for mobile phones.

openhandsetalliance.com/index. ...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< We will make available an early look at the Androidâ„¢ SDK on November 12, 2007. We invite you to visit us again at this time to download the SDK.

We view Android as a "living" platform and look forward to working with the developer community to continuously enhance and enrich the platform. >>

Quote from the Open Handset Alliance site.

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Nathan Maxson [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

I think it's better

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

What will this mean for OpenMoko?????

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

In the Q&A from Google PR :
>Q: Is the famous Google Phone so expected?
>A: No, it is not.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

"Google announces products when they're ready; OpenSocial apps will run well on Android..."

hehe

GuillaumeB [PersonRank 9]

12 years ago #

OK so THAT's the news? i'm out on this one...yeh like i'm gonna use a terminal on my phone??
iPhone all the way for me.
I wasn't expecting anything else anyway, Google has no hardware infrastructure and it could only have been a software news...

yeah [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

this is better than any gphone that could have been created. A single gphone could compete with the iphone, a cult object. But this is gonna be a whole platform with many industry leaders and devs improving it. It's the best thing we've ever heard in the mobile space

Mark M [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

depends on adoption, and in the US, that means Verizon or AT&T need to get over their crippleware / impossibly expensive data plans, for this to not tank. Google can probably survive it tanking, with a hit in stock price, but my heart probably can't :) I reaaaaly want an open phone...

J. McNair [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Funnily enough, this is in line with the most recent batch of GPhone speculation: no hardware but a platform to rival Windows Mobile, Symbian and ALP/Palm. The hardware makers on board are mostly all top tier, so expect some lovely hardware next year. There won't be "a Google Phone" but there will be a "MOTO GGLE", HTC Unevil, and LG Goog.

I happen to think it will do well in countries that are a bit more sensible about mobile hardware than the US. If the localizations are up to par, the phone may do well in Europe, Central and East Asia, and Africa.

I'll probably buy one, if they make a middle of the line reasonably affordable but nice model.

Don [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Lets just wait for Google to buy Verizon or one of the other carriers. They will get their hardware then.

Google is taking over the world.

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I'm slightly confused. Is Android made purely by Google, as a contribution to the Open Handset Alliance? Or has Google just contributed towards creating Android?

J. McNair [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Google's not going to buy a carrier. They tend to be whiny drama queens anyway. Not to mention they'd have to put up with constant government scrutiny and regulation.

It makes about as much sense as AOL buying Time Warner or eBay buying Skype...oh wait, those happened.

Google still might buy up significant chunks of the 700 MHz spectrum and share it with telcos and carriers who agree to "play nice" so Google doesn't have to build/buy equipment and antennas. They could even become a cute little MVNO with Google branded devices (while allowing other devices to use their network).

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Android is an open-source Google project that gathered a lot of important partners.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Btw: No free-calls and so? ;-(

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I just had an OpenSocial deja vu...

Sounds like this platform can benefit every company with great developers, as they get a better tool to develop for (and the better your developers, the more you will benefit from this platform). As the mobile platform sucks today it also seems like it can only get better in the future.

Ryan [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

This is what I always thought. In fact, I blogged about it back in October on my blog.

Google doesn't want to sell hardware, they want to expand what they already do well: advertising.

The only way to take advantage of the mobile phone market is to get your applications on the phones.

With that said, the physical prototypes some people have reported are most likely designed to show off applications, not actual hardware.

Zim [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I can't believe it. It's great!
Instead of going to the market, they are making the market go to them!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> Instead of going to the market, they
> are making the market go to them!

Heh. That is a good description.

Sup [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Ok, so I will be able to put any developer's applications on this phone. But will I be able to take Google's applications off? I mean, really off. Not "still kinda in there" off.

If I will not be able to take Google's applications off, so that all I am left with is a bare OS, then it is still a Google Phone. Doesn't matter who makes the hardware.

Ravi [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Indeed this is much better than google releasing yet another phone.

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