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Google: Expect 18 Android Phones By Year's End

More Android devices are coming and many of them will not censor their apps.
car insurance in South Carolina Summer Of ‘09 Phone War update: By year’s end, there will be at least 18 phones on the market worldwide based on the Android operating system, Google disclosed medical insurance in Dallas for the first time today. Andy Rubin, senior director home insurance in Gold Coast for Mobile auto insurance in Phoenix/Mesa Platforms home insurance in Springfield for Google and the medical insurance in Nice spearhead of the Android operating system, said the number could be as high as 20. (That figure does not include devices made by manufacturers that use a basic Android system but have not car insurance in Scottsdale dental insurance in Manchester apprised Google of its use). The 18 to 20 auto insurance in Aguadilla devices Google knows about will be made by home insurance in New Haven home insurance in Milan eight or nine medical insurance in St. Petersburg different manufacturers, Mr. Rubin said. He declined to home insurance in NV say which manufacturers will make said phones or for which medical insurance in Ogden wireless carriers. At present, there auto insurance in Paris car insurance in Ottawa are dental insurance in Sapporo at least two Android-centric phones — T-Mobile’s G1 available in the United States and a phone home insurance in Orlando home insurance in Fremont dental insurance in Toronto called “Magic” made by HTC and available in Europe. Mr. Rubin said that, in general, carriers will be auto insurance in Atlanta slower dental insurance in NM home insurance in Brussels in medical insurance in ID the home insurance in Oklahoma City United States to introduce car insurance in WA Android phones than in Europe. The reason, he said, car insurance in Tofino home insurance in Yukon home insurance in Delhi is that the domestic medical insurance in Virginia market is so competitive that carriers car insurance in MO dental insurance in Stratford and dental insurance in Dublin handset makers want to create highly distinctive versions car insurance in Harrisburg of home insurance in Cairo the Android phone to give themselves an edge. Indeed, the ramp-up of Android phones auto insurance in Monterey intensifies a battle auto insurance in Montana among medical insurance in Ireland home insurance in Charleston some medical insurance in Winnipeg of the dental insurance in Idaho home insurance in Hialeah world’s biggest home insurance in Bethlehem software companies to create auto insurance in Rio de Janeiro the operating dental insurance in Augusta dental insurance in McAllen system for the world’s home insurance in TX phones dental insurance in Nice (of which there are now 4 billion). Android goes up against a dental insurance in Montana coming-soon new home insurance in Newark version dental insurance in Spain of Microsoft’s mobile version of Windows, Apple’s proprietary iPhone system, the Blackberry platform, a car insurance in MD new medical insurance in Guadalajara Palm OS for its Pre called WebOS, Symbian (mostly proferred auto insurance in St Catharines by home insurance in Estonia Nokia) and a host of Linux-based systems. It is, medical insurance in Oklahoma in short, whiile the car insurance in Abu Dhabi carriers and handset makers battle, a pitched and auto insurance in Frankfurt wide-open contest to control a new generation of home insurance in South Bend higher-powered mobile devices is underway. For car insurance in Montenegro car insurance in St Johns Google, what was important dental insurance in Jasper about Mr. Rubin’s dental insurance in North Dakota disclosure auto insurance in Kobe was both what he said but also dental insurance in Kentucky where he said it. His comments came at a conference in San Francisco for developers of applications for Android phones. These are the behind-the-scenes folks who will help distinguish Android from Apple’s auto insurance in Chicoutimi iPhone car insurance in Honolulu or the Palm Pre, the Blackberry car insurance in Durban and Nokia app auto insurance in Portland stores, etc. On the dental insurance in Vatican question of apps, Mr. Rubin reinforced Google’s car insurance in Chandler position that Android is an “open” platform, though, critically, that concept dental insurance in Finland has some car insurance in Lens nuance home insurance in Bradenton home insurance in Baghdad to it. It goes home insurance in Illinois like this: there are three flavors of Android. Each is free. But home insurance in Arizona the versions place dental insurance in Detroit auto insurance in Colorado Springs medical insurance in Fort Worth medical insurance in Mumbai different requirements auto insurance in NM on the medical insurance in Dayton handset manufacturers and wireless carriers. The auto insurance in Dubai medical insurance in Chennai differing versions — medical insurance in Douai auto insurance in Florida and the way they’re being adopted - gives an insight both into Google’s goals and car insurance in Sumqayit to the way the market is receiving those auto insurance in Yukon goals. 1. medical insurance in Chesapeake The home insurance in Denmark obligation-free option: medical insurance in Aurora device auto insurance in Denver car insurance in LA manufacturers auto insurance in Allentown can download a medical insurance in Rotterdam free version of Android, load home insurance in Dallas onto their devices and provide access to car insurance in Bradford as many or as few apps as they want. But the car insurance in Nice manufacturers cannot preload popular Google applications, like Gmail or Google car insurance in Quito calendar. 2. 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Of the 18 home insurance in Stratford auto insurance in Rotterdam auto insurance in Nagoya to 20 phones car insurance in Lumumbashi coming dental insurance in Fresno out this medical insurance in Albany year, Mr. Rubin said, auto insurance in Santa Ana 12 to 14 subscribe to this option. 3. home insurance in Tennessee The medical insurance in Istanbul bigger strings option or the home insurance in Atlanta no-censorship medical insurance in Cincinnati version: These medical insurance in San Juan phones Google auto insurance in Brisbane calls “The car insurance in Sydney Google Experience.” car insurance in Labrador They auto insurance in Chennai are physically distinguishable by the medical insurance in Lyon auto insurance in WV “Google” logo on the phone. They medical insurance in Norfolk include a range of Google applications that the carrier and handset maker agree not to remove auto insurance in Goiania from the phone. The carrier home insurance in Rochester car insurance in Saint John and car insurance in Tampa dental insurance in Indianapolis handset maker also agree not to censor access to the Android market. Meaning: if some developer comes up with home insurance in Durham an application that car insurance in Fredericton car insurance in Nebraska some people find distasteful, or that gets bad press, it must nevertheless remain available to auto insurance in OK consumers. Of the phones coming out this year, auto insurance in Manitoba 5 to 6 belong to this category, Mr. Rubin said. The third car insurance in Chattanooga category provides risk dental insurance in Tofino and reward car insurance in Idaho car insurance in DC opportunities. The openness car insurance in East Rand dental insurance in Kolkata of the store could be car insurance in Jeddah a hit car insurance in Czech Republic with consumers, but could also lead to poorly constructed applications or ones, like the baby shaking home insurance in Cyprus app for the iPhone, that could give dental insurance in British Columbia Google car insurance in San Antonio a taint (however temporary and press driven). When it comes dental insurance in Milan to apps, Mr. Rubin said: “We want to abide dental insurance in Flint by the law, but not rule with an open fist.”

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