EDIT – the call is over – you can treat this as notes – not much really to see – we’ll check back next week when we see the SDK!
Ed Shaig – welcome who is here:
Eric Schmidt: Overview
3 blliion users. Getting Google on there.
Want to create a new experience with android platform.
Not a Gphone. There is no suuch thing – there will be many devices. (Obviously reading this from a script)
Major platform change
Consumers have access to desktop type applications and new applications we can’t even imagine
Renee Olberman from T-Mobile
Mobile Web and Walk throughout Europe
Launch a device on Android in US and Europe in 2008
better than Internet experience.
details coming in coming months
engage with developers
things that haven’t been invented
Peter Chow CEO of HTC
HTC – is focussed on delivering
One size doesn’t fit all
quick and easy fuctionality
HTC and google share vision integration of Hardware and software – Android.
New category of mobile device
2nd 1/2 of 2008 releasing a line of Mobile devices on the platform
Paul Jacobs CEO of Quallcom
has been in Android for over a year
optimizing multimedia on 7000 series chipsets
Snapdragon chipset fast and efficient
3d Graphics, Mobile TV, GPS, etc etc all in one chipset
seamlessly integrated. Wireless is about experience, not carriers or hardware.
Ed Zander CEO of Motorola
20 years ago talked with Eric Schmidt about this
announcement is about OPEN everything
organically connected to each other and the Internet
Product and applications for OHA
Effort will drive innovation.
Bill Wang from China Mobile in Bejing
Will develop co branded Android headsets – 340million subscribers
Seregy Brin – Founder of Google
10 years ago in a cubicle at Stanford
Tools allowed them to build Google
Linux, Python, Apache etc
allowed them to do innovative things
Today, new open system
Todays mobile devices are more powerful than the big iron they used to found Google on with faster connections available
to handset manufacturers – are you going to discontinue using other systems?
HTC- no – we will use other OSes(MSMobile 6) – will drive industry
Motorola – Zander – we luv Linux. we still have commitments but Linux is where are heart is
Qualcom – growth is in Linux but will support all.
Andy Rubin – software is available in 1 week. IT is wide open for everyone to play with
WSJ – Google takes it from here? Advertising/Services/Google Brand?
No advertising for awhile – will be similar
Financial Times – GPhone?
FAZ Germany – did you ask Apple, RIM etc to join alliance?
Google: IT is an open alliance
RCR News – just for smartphones or regular phones as well
HTC – no details to give – but no reason to have regular phones anymore
Qualcom – smartphone will be sthe same price
Chicago Tribune – what is different about apps
Eric Schmidt – special engineering – Browser is the Platform. Other apps as well
"Android" Name – Lifeless?
Rubin – that was the name of my company.
Google Phone ever?
skirts issue. Will be 100s of Gphones – the SDK is available next week?
Wireless Week: more detail on OS? Relation to existing community
next week we’ll make announcements next week – it is linux based
Mr. Schmidt board of Apple – conflict – specs of Mobile Phone that android will need
not just phones – other stuff too
200mhz Arm 9 processor. all different screens and input devices
Seattle Times – differences between this and WM9/Symbian – worried about fragmentation
Open Open Open. We think that open will trump others
test will be developers emerge
Washington Post – Carriers can modify capabilities? Minimum capabilities
Apache V2 license. Skirts issue
Reuters – How many phones will ship?
Too early to make the decision…
PC Mag – Open Source protects users from the Manufacturers and carriers
Industry will decide
Locked devices will be unlikely because of competition
NYTimes – Advertising will change?
Tmobile – no
Daily Telegraph – iPhone in UK – to unsurp iPhone?
its open for everyone
Look and Feel?
Amazing – shown next week. SDK – early look – Hosted services will make this easy
Bloomberg – Open Social coincidence?
Eric Schmidt – yes it is coincidence – but these 2 things are monstrously compatible.
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