[PLUG] Google's Open Source Mobile Platform

Amit Karpe amitkarpe at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 12:06:22 PST 2007


Hi all,
          Google's Open Source Mobile Platform :
As expected, today  Google took the wraps off of the gPhone (as the
media have for months been referring to the rumored project). Google
is "leading a broad industry alliance to transform mobile phones into
powerful mobile computers," and will be licensing its software to all
comers on an open source basis under the Apache license. (The Wall
Street Journal's Ben Worthen demonstrates a miserable grasp of what
"open source" means.) Google's US partners include Nextel and Sprint,
but not AT&T nor Verizon. Phones will be available in the second half
of 2008 — not the spring as earlier reports had speculated. News.com's
analysis warns that Google won't take over the mobile market
overnight, though they quote Forrester in the opinion that Google may
be one of the three biggest mobile players after several years of
shakeout.

>From : http://linux.slashdot.org/linux/07/11/06/0223211.shtml

Also for more info
http://www.openhandsetalliance.com/press_releases.html
http://www.openhandsetalliance.com/press_110507.html
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/11/wheres-my-gphone.html
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/search/label/Google%20Phone
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/09/10-questions-about-google-phone.html
http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/11/05/139210&from=rss
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,139293-c,pdacellphonehybrids/article.html
http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=e2c539e8-524a-418f-aee2-22578a0f6b65&&Headline=Bharti+to+partner+Google+Phone

http://www.openhandsetalliance.com/android_overview.htm

Interesting stuff !!!
Now I just want to know who will win ???
Qutopia , Open Moko , Moblin or Andriod ???

I think FOSS will win !!!


-- 
Regards
Amit.



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