First Android-Based Prototype Launched

A La Mobile, a Linux-based mobile devices firm based in San Ramon, CA, says it is launching the first Android-based suite of applications, and that includes browser, camera, games and more, reports USAT. A La Mobile installed its applications on a smartphone from HTC, the Qtek 9090. They include: a Google (NSDQ: GOOG) browser, phone dialer for making voice calls, audio player, Google maps, camera, games, calendar, contacts manager, calculator and notes. HTC is among 34 companies in Google’s Open Handset Alliance. Google, the main backer of Android, has said that the first phones based on the “open” mobile OS won’t hit the market until second half of this year.

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