Google Announcement liveblog

EDIT – the call is over – you can treat this as notes – not much really to see – we’ll check back next week when we see the SDK!

Ed Shaig – welcome who is here:

Eric Schmidt: Overview

3 blliion users.  Getting Google on there.

Want to create a new experience with android platform.

Not a Gphone.  There is no suuch thing – there will be many devices.  (Obviously reading this from a script)

Major platform change

Consumers have access to desktop type applications and new applications we can’t even imagine

Renee Olberman from T-Mobile

Mobile Web and Walk throughout Europe

Social Networks

Launch a device on Android in US and Europe in 2008

better than Internet experience.

details coming in coming months

engage with developers

social networking

things that haven’t been invented

Peter Chow CEO of HTC 

HTC – is focussed on delivering

One size doesn’t fit all

quick and easy fuctionality

HTC and google share vision integration of Hardware and software – Android.

New category of mobile device

2nd 1/2 of 2008 releasing a line of Mobile devices on the platform

Paul Jacobs CEO of Quallcom

has been in Android for over a year

optimizing multimedia on 7000 series chipsets

Snapdragon chipset fast and efficient

3d Graphics, Mobile TV, GPS, etc etc all in one chipset

Usergenerated content

seamlessly integrated.  Wireless is about experience, not carriers or hardware. 

Ed Zander CEO of Motorola

20 years ago talked with Eric Schmidt about this

announcement is about OPEN everything

organically connected to each other and the Internet

Product and applications for OHA

Effort will drive innovation.

Bill Wang from China Mobile in Bejing

Will develop co branded Android headsets – 340million subscribers

 Seregy Brin – Founder of Google

10 years ago in a cubicle at Stanford

Tools allowed them to build Google

Linux, Python, Apache etc

allowed them to do innovative things

Today, new open system

Todays mobile devices are more powerful than the big iron they used to found Google on with faster connections available


to handset manufacturers – are you going to discontinue using other systems?

HTC- no – we will use other OSes(MSMobile 6) – will drive industry

Motorola – Zander – we luv Linux.  we still have commitments but Linux is where are heart is

Qualcom – growth is in Linux but will support all.


 Andy Rubin – software is available in 1 week.  IT is wide open for everyone to play with

WSJ – Google takes it from here?  Advertising/Services/Google Brand?

 No advertising for awhile – will be similar

Financial Times – GPhone?


FAZ Germany – did you ask Apple, RIM etc to join alliance?

Google: IT is an open alliance

RCR News – just for smartphones or regular phones as well

HTC – no details to give – but no reason to have regular phones anymore

Qualcom – smartphone will be sthe same price

Chicago Tribune – what is different about apps

Eric Schmidt – special engineering – Browser is the Platform.  Other apps as well

"Android" Name – Lifeless?

Rubin – that was the name of my company.

Google Phone ever?

skirts issue.  Will be 100s of Gphones – the SDK is available next week?

Wireless Week: more detail on OS?  Relation to existing community

next week we’ll make announcements next week – it is linux based

Mr. Schmidt board of Apple – conflict – specs of Mobile Phone that android will need

not just phones – other stuff too

200mhz Arm 9 processor.  all different screens and input devices

Seattle Times – differences between this and WM9/Symbian – worried about fragmentation


Open Open Open.  We think that open will trump others

test will be developers emerge

Washington Post – Carriers can modify capabilities?  Minimum capabilities

Apache V2 license.  Skirts issue

Reuters – How many phones will ship?

Too early to make the decision…

PC Mag – Open Source protects users from the Manufacturers and carriers

Industry will decide

Locked devices will be unlikely because of competition

NYTimes – Advertising will change?

Tmobile – no

Daily Telegraph – iPhone in UK – to unsurp iPhone?

its open for everyone


no announcement


 Look and Feel?

Amazing – shown next week.  SDK – early look – Hosted services will make this easy

Bloomberg – Open Social coincidence?

Eric Schmidt – yes it is coincidence – but these 2 things are monstrously compatible.

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