ars technica has some coverage of the long-rumored gPhone announcement
, which is not a phone at all, as has also been rumored. It is, instead, a Linux-based platform for mobile applications. Google also announced the formation of the Open Handset Alliance
. "Google's handset partners upon launch will include Motorola, HTC, Samsung, and LG, confirming many of the recent rumors that Google would not be developing the hardware on its own. Google has a number of carrier partners worldwide as well, such as T-Mobile and Sprint in the US, T-Mobile/Deutsche Telekom in Europe, and China Mobile in China, to name a few.
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