Google To Launch Open Handset Alliance With 30 Companies: Report

Some more details are emerging on Google’s (NSDQ: GOOG) mobile announcement next week (on Monday): the organization it is putting together is called “Open Handset Alliance” and it has registered the website OpenHandsetAlliance.com for it. According to News.com, more than 30 other companies are involved, and include operator partners such as Japanese wireless carriers KDDI and NTT DoCoMo, and others such as Qualcomm, Broadcom, HTC, Intel, Samsung, Motorola, Sprint, and Texas Instruments.

The company is holding a press conference on Monday to give more details, with Linux software build into a mobile platform code-named Android that’s designed to run on phones, the story says. Details as to what it will be are still a bit murky.

For those interested in seeing the people behind the tech, NYT has a feature on Andy Rubin, Google’s director of mobile platforms, who worked on the Sidekick and other projects. He has an expected fascination with gadgets…

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