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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Android is ready-----well done google !!!


Android is a software platform and operating system for mobile devices, based on the Linuxoperating system, developed by Google and later the Open Handset Alliance.[1] It allows developers to write managed code in a Java-like language that utilizes Google-developed Java libraries,[2] but does not support programs developed in native code.

T-Mobile USA will reveal the first phone to use Android, Google's software platform.

Research firm Strategy Analytics estimates that T-Mobile could sell 400,000 phones this year, giving Google about 4 percent of the US market for ''smart'' phones, a category dominated by Research in Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry phones with tough competition from Apple Inc.'s iPhone, Palm Inc.'s Treos and Centros and various phones running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Mobile software

The new phone, called the G1 according to T-Mobile's invitation, is widely expected to be a design from HTC Corp. of Taiwan, which has made a name for itself by making smart phones that use Windows Mobile software. Based on previous Google demos of its software, it's assumed that it will have a touch screen and a slide-out, full-alphabet keyboard.

The phone would sell for $199 and carry the Google brand. It's likely that the phone will go on sale in a few weeks.

Google has an advantage its competitors lack: a world-beating advertising system that turned it into a multibillion-dollar company in the space of a few years. If Android can translate Google's success in Web advertising to the phone, carriers could get a cut of the revenue.

Wireless operators have been looking for more than a decade at making the cell phone an welcoming place for advertisers.In particular, they want to make use of the ability of cell phones to locate their users and provide ads keyed to that location.

Looking forward to see the Google tag on mobile phones !!!!