Today Acer issued a press release announcing that it has officially joined the Open Handset Alliance. The OHA is the organization founded by Google and others that supports the Linux based Android smartphone operating system.
Acer also said in the announcement that it expects to launch Android based devices in the fourth quarter of this year. The full press release is available after the jump.
According to Peter Chou, Chief Executive of HTC, China is soon to experience Android; big news for Google’s operating system. Allegedly, China Mobile will offer a customised version of the HTC Magic, called the OPhone. Stepping all over Lenovo, HTC’s OPhone is aptly named due to its association with the Open Handset Alliance.
This device will give Android access to nearly 500 million subscribers. It goes without saying that China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile operator, but when you have a population of 1.3 billion people, you might think that’s not saying so much. But think again, as China Mobile has approximately 38% of the population of their resident country [...]
According to Hayo Lücke at BasicThinking.de, O2 Germany plans to offer 6 to 8 Android OS based smartphones to its customers by the end of the year. Lücke attributes the information to an unnamed O2 XDA product manager he claims to have spoken with at O2’s Innovation Days 2009 event in Munich. Lücke says that the product manager was not willing to say when O2 would start offering Android phones.
For others of you out there that can also read German, here’s an excerpt:
Offiziell wollte es der Marketing-Chef zwar nicht verraten, aber der für die o2 XDAs zuständige Product-Manager war schon etwas auskunftsfreudiger. Bis Ende 2009 sollen bei den Münchnern [...]
Well well, it seems that two OHA members have announced that they will be working together on new phones. Garmin and ASUS will be co-developing and marketing the nuvifone series that Garmin announced this time last year at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.
Garmin says that ASUS was its ODM partner from the start, so it makes some sense for the two of them to work together. As a result, the original nuvifone has been renamed the Garmin-ASUS nuvifone G60, and the two companies have said that they will announce a new model in Barcelona later this month – I’m already scheduled to meet with them to see it.
Garmin-ASUS has not commented on what [...]