Verizon Hugs Google, Says Android Is Key to Open Networks

In a breaking BusinessWeek story, Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam says that it will support Android, Google's new platform for phones and mobile devices, making Verizon a member of sorts in the Open Handset Alliance. While this seems to be the logical conclusion to Verizon's weeklong openness bender, McAdam claims… »12/04/07 9:32am12/04/07 9:32am

Android UI Video Demo Shows off Multitouch, Google Maps, Quake

Google's Sergei Brin and Steve Horowitz show off multiple prototypes of the Android platform, one of which has a Palm smartphone form factor and one that has a higher-end, HTC Windows Mobile form factor. The former shows off text messaging and Google maps (which looks pretty great, btw), and the latter shows off 3G… »11/12/07 1:47pm11/12/07 1:47pm

What Android's SDK Reveals: Games, Apps and Four New Smartphone Layouts

As promised, the Open Handset Alliance and Google have launched the Android SDK, and a very quick glance inside shows the plan for four different smartphone configurations, very close to the design aesthetic we'd expect with HTC on board. There are also a bunch of sample images depicting a warm, friendly—I might add,… »11/12/07 12:05pm11/12/07 12:05pm

Symbian Boss Calls Android Just "Another Linux Platform"

Symbian CEO Nigel Clifford just told reporters at a conference that the Android phone OS presented by Google and the Open Handset Alliance is "another Linux platform." »11/06/07 10:54am11/06/07 10:54am

He also said that while openness is good, "There is no such thing as free software." There's a hint of defensiveness here, in that despite Symbian's…

Analysis: Google's Android Phone and the Four Carriers

Click to viewThe opening volley of official announcements from Google and the Open Handset Alliance bring good news for people sick of the carrier choke hold. Of course, it's easy to spot who gets an Android device first: T-Mobile and Sprint. And it's easy to understand why underdogs like them would be the first two… »11/05/07 5:15pm11/05/07 5:15pm