to make it easier to create application and services across mobile phones and play a major role on the mobile market.
The 'Open Handset Alliance' has broad support of more than 30 mobile operators and handset manufactures includes HTC, Qualcomm, Sprint, T-Mobile and Motorola, also Japanese KDDI and NTT DoCoMo and Chinese China Mobile, but other major wireless players including Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Apple are still absent. Whether Google will succeed to make Android the (Open) Standard Operating System - based on LINUX, time will tell.
As the first Mobile handsets running under Android are expected for "not earlier than 2nd half 2008" other players have a lot of time to to think about counter measure and/or joint the pack.
Starting next week, Google plans to release developer tools ...
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Google Press release
Open Handset Alliance Founding Members
Aplix (http://www.aplixcorp.com/), Ascender Corporation (http://www.ascendercorp.com/), Audience (http://www.audience.com/), Broadcom (http://www.broadcom.com/), China Mobile (http://www.chinamobile.com/), eBay (http://www.ebay.com/), Esmertec (http://www.esmertec.com/), Google (http://www.google.com/), HTC (http://www.htc.com/), Intel (http://www.intel.com/), KDDI (http://www.kddi.com/), LivingImage (http://www.livingimage.jp/), LG (http://www.lge.com/), Marvell (http://www.marvell.com/), Motorola (http://www.motorola.com/), NMS Communications (http://www.nmscommunications.com/), Noser (http://www.noser.com/), NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (http://www.nttdocomo.com/), Nuance (http://www.nuance.com/), Nvidia (http://www.nvidia.com/), PacketVideo (http://www.packetvideo.com/), Qualcomm (http://www.qualcomm.com/), Samsung (http://www.samsung.com/), SiRF (http://www.sirf.com/), SkyPop (http://www.skypop.com/), SONiVOX (http://www.sonivoxrocks.com/), Sprint Nextel (http://www.sprint.com/), Synaptics (http://www.synaptics.com/), TAT - The Astonishing Tribe (http://www.tat.se/), Telecom Italia (http://www.telecomitalia.com/), Telefónica (http://www.telefonica.es/), Texas Instruments (http://www.ti.com/), T-Mobile (http://www.t-mobile.com/), Wind River (http://www.windriver.com/).