It’s here! It’s here! But no GPhone…

Okay so the GPhone is not real but the project is real… Google is not developing their own phone but they are developing a phone operating system and software package… Google announced last week the project and some details about it… Google has name the project ANDROID…

I don’t know about you but that is a really cool name and I kinda like the graphic too… Here’s the website with all the info: http://code.google.com/android/index.html.

Here’s the release story from the co-founders of Android:

So Google yesterday released what this program looks like here’s some videos:

So there’s more to the project… They are having a contest for developers…

Here’s the info from Google:

Cool apps that surprise and delight mobile users, built by developers like you, will be a huge part of the Android vision. To support you in your efforts, Google has launched the Android Developer Challenge, which will provide $10 million in awards — no strings attached — for great mobile apps built on the Android platform.

How It Works

The award money will be distributed equally between two Android Developer Challenges:

  • Android Developer Challenge I: We will accept submissions from January 2 through March 3, 2008
  • Android Developer Challenge II: This part will launch after the first handsets built on the platform become available in the second half of 2008

In the Android Developer Challenge I, the 50 most promising entries received by March 3 will each receive a $25,000 award to fund further development. Those selected will then be eligible for even greater recognition via ten $275,000 awards and ten $100,000 awards. (http://code.google.com/android/adc.html)

Well this is very exciting… I am ready to see what gets developed from the project… Sounds like it could be revelotionary…

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2 Responses

  1. So what phones and companies will carry the G software on them?

  2. I expect to see a Google device & Android OS for mobile phones (any trademark) by June 2008.

    B.

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