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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

No gPhone, but plenty of wireless noise for Google

Google has finally let us all in on it's plans for the wireless world and there is no mention of a gPhone just yet. In a press release yesterday Google announced a new alliance with 33 technology companies to develop an open-source operating system for cellphones, to be known as Android. Android is said to have taken it's name from Android Inc. a company that Google bought in 2005, co-founded by Andy Rubin who helped design T-Mobile's popular Sidekick phone and who is now Google's director of mobile platforms. The list of partners includes Motorola, LG, and Samsung as well as several US carriers and tech companies Intel and Texas Instruments. Google intends on releasing the open software development kits on Monday. The Globe and Mail has the details.