gPhone is coming with Android Mobile OS

Google 將於美國時間的週一(本日)中午過後(12:00 pm eastern)召開記者會,公開宣佈謠傳已久的 Android 手機作業系統,與會大頭將有 Deutsche Telekom、 HTC、 Qualcomm與 Motorola,根據台灣的消息透漏此手機系統將採用 Linux 開放性架構系統:
不但支援不同軟體開發商推出的應用軟體,也支援Google自家的服務。Sprint Nextel和T-Mobile可能是Google在美國合作的通訊公司。其他被點名的合作夥伴的還有德意志電信、摩托羅拉和三星電子公司。
而英文 Engadget.com 已經準備好要隨時轉播此記者會內容(不知道會不會不准拍攝?),根據英文新聞稿所言:
Android platform will be made available under one of the most progressive, developer-friendly open-source licenses
極有可能如消息所說。在 Google 發展社交架構 OpenSocialMySpace 同意與 Google 進行合作之後,gPhone OS Android 應該才是真正具有殺傷力的社交應用,因為在這隻手機上完成了:
[...←搜尋←隨身←資訊←人際脈絡←關係←姓名←通訊←搜尋←隨身←...]
的無限循環架構,建立起另外一層有別於傳統單機上網的「網絡架構」,至於 gPhone 上頭的 Apps 似乎就不用太過擔心了。
Google 公開的新聞稿邀請函內容:
Google, T-Mobile, HTC, Qualcomm and Motorola to Discuss New Open Platform for Mobile Devices

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG):

WHAT:

Industry leaders hold conference call to discuss the development of Android, the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices, and the announcement of the Open Handset Alliance, a multinational alliance of more than 30 technology and mobile industry leaders.

WHEN:

Monday, November 5, 2007, 9:00am pacific / 12:00 pm eastern

WHO:

The following executives will participate in the call:

Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google Inc.

Andy Rubin, Director of Mobile Platforms, Google Inc.

René Obermann, CEO of Deutsche Telekom, parent company of T-Mobile

Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corp.

Paul Jacobs, CEO of Qualcomm

Ed Zander, Chairman and CEO of Motorola, Inc.

WHY:

With nearly 3 billion users worldwide, the mobile phone has become the most personal and ubiquitous communications device. However, the lack of a collaborative effort has made it a challenge for developers, wireless operators and handset manufacturers to respond as quickly as possible to the ever-changing needs of savvy mobile consumers. Through Android, developers, wireless operators and handset manufacturers will be better positioned to bring to market innovative new products faster and at a much lower cost. The end result will be an unprecedented mobile platform that will enable wireless operators and manufacturers to give their customers better, more personal and more flexible mobile experiences.

CONFERENCE CALL DETAILS:

Toll-free: 800-817-2743

Toll: 913-312-1295

Confirmation Code: Google 8747527

The names of companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
連「What When Who Why (Where)」都出來了,現在只差等著看 How We Get gPhone 了!
Google press release
Android mobile OS overview
Google blog: "Where's my Gphone?
Introducing Android

開放手持電話聯盟 Open Handset Alliance
在 Engadget.com 的文章底下出現經典對話:
wXXX: I hope it is a touch screen UI!
Jxxx Dxx: Yah so we can all carry around cleaning cloths and wear finger condoms. F*ck the touch screen.
That's Why I F*ck iPhone & iPod Touch. LOL

Engadget.com 跳轉一篇開始做實況報導:Live coverage of Google's Android Gphone mobile OS announcement
Last update @ 02:13 : 如同預測,採訪中的最後一個問題:
Final question: "Is there any coincidence of the timing with OpenSocial and this? How much overlap are you expecting with developers?" Eric: "Google announces products when they're ready; OpenSocial apps will run well on Android..."
這才是「殺手」:悄悄開發 OpenSocial 使架構 Ready、早已開始保密到家的尋找盟友並商談多時敲定合作、不知多久之前內部就已開始積極開發 mobile os,只要關注時間點,就可以知道之前所作所有動作都不是一兩個月內的緊急佈局而已,這是整個計畫中更深遠的方案,其他什麼寄生、宿主、無架構、打 facebook、、、都是多談的,Google 的眼光早就放在更遠的地方。