First Android Phones Reportedly Delayed
The first phones to emerge from Google’s Android operating system, through its Open Handset Alliance, have been delayed, and are now unlikely to appear on the market prior to the fourth quarter, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
The reasons for the delays include difficulty by carriers and manufacturers in getting the phones done on time, as well as difficulty on Google’s part in getting multiple providers on the same page with one technology platform.
Original members of the alliance, announced last November, include carriers Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile and hardware makers LG, Motorola and Samsung. Other providers of technology for the venture include Broadcom, Ebay/Skype, Intel, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments.