Google ‘GPhone’ Is An Open Source Platform For Developers
Posted by telecommatt on November 5, 2007
“We are not building a GPhone; we are enabling 1,000 people to build a GPhone,” said Andy Rubin, Google’s director of mobile platforms, who led the effort to develop the software.
Of course, the news about Google’s jump into wireless is all over the blogosphere today. This quote really leaped out at me when I read it. I think that this is a brilliant move by Google. Aside from pretty much guaranteeing themselves a steady stream of advertising income once these handsets are released, they have gathered some very big companies together to work on an open source project. We’ve seen how development explodes when someone like Twitter or Facebook (or Google) release an API into the wild. I can’t wait to see the same explosion happen in the mobile industry.