Kyocera joins Android phone bandwagon

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  1. Huey Freeman

    Huey Freeman Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Sep 21, 2008
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    Kyocera Wireless is building a mobile phone powered by Android , a move that expands the clout of Google's newly open-source operating system.

    Wind River Systems, an embedded computing specialist that's increased its staff to help manufacturers support Android, said Tuesday it's providing engineering services to help incorporate the software from the 34-member Open Handset Alliance that has collectively built Android so far.
    Several other phone manufacturers--HTC, Motorola, Samsung, and LG Electronics--already are alliance members, but Kyocera's Android endorsement shows the technology is expanding beyond that initial group of supporters.

    Wind River provides its own "commercial-grade" version of Linux for Android and has partnerships with Texas Instruments, NEC Electronics, and STMicroelectronics to provide support for their hardware. It's not clear when Kyocera's Android-based products will be available, but Wind River's Android software is scheduled to become available in the first half of 2009.

  2. Rob

    Rob I'm tellin' mommy on you! Administrator

    Mar 26, 2008
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    Nice find. Now the hunt begins to find pictures, rumors and more info!

    But I think most people are eagerly waiting for the Samsung, LG and Motorola Android Phones that are destined to come out. Not to mention another HTC device!
  3. thedeed

    thedeed New Member

    Oct 24, 2008
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    Rob - When do you think this second HTC Android will appear? How will it be different from the G1? Is it just a second generation or will it be aimed at a different group of users?

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