T-Mobile will debut the world’s first cell phone based on Google Android next week. The mobile cell phone platform is based on the open source Linux OS. The first phone is made by HTC to use on T-Mobile’s network.
Android offers an HTML Internet browser and resources to download applications directly to the smartphone. Unlike Apple, where it only has the iPhone, Android can run on multiple smartphone brands and models.
Google will host an online store where third-party developers can sell their mobile device applications. The applications are based on hardware and software proponents who formed the Open Handset Alliance.
The mobile platform is widely expected to broaden. Android is also expected to be included in new entry-level smartphones.