Des de ja fa uns mesos, es van sentint rumors sobre un possible gPhone o Google Phone. Doncs bé, al final aquests rumors han estat falsos. El que Google ha presentat ha estat una aliança anomenada Open Handset Alliance que es basa en un Sistema Operatiu Mòbil basat en Linux anomenat Android que Google va comprar fa un parell d’anys.

Això és el que en diuen a la web sobre l’Aliança i el Sistema Operatiu:

openhandsetalliance_logo

The Open Handset Alliance is a group of more than 30 technology and mobile companies who have come together to accelerate innovation in mobile and offer consumers a richer, less expensive, and better mobile experience. Together we have developed Android™, the first complete, open, and free mobile platform.

Android

Android is a complete mobile phone software stack. It includes everything a manufacturer or operator needs to build a mobile phone. Android will be made available as open source via the Apache v2 license. Android was designed from the ground up to enable the best user experience possible on a mobile phone. It leverages web and Internet content to provide advanced services such as mobile mashups.

En aquesta Aliança hi participen una gran quantiat d’empreses importants del món de la tecnologia com per exemple: China Mobile, eBay, Google, HTC, Intel, LG, Marvell, Motorola, NTT DoCoMo, Inc, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sprint Nextel, Synaptics, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Texas Instruments, T-Mobile, Wind River.

OHA

Els primers mòbils utilitzant el nou Sistema Operatiu sortiran a mitjans de 2008 i vindran de la mà d’alguns dels fabricants de mòbils de l’Aliança com ara HTC o Samsung.