Andy Rubin, Director of Mobile Platforms today posted on the official blog debunking any ideas of a GPhone being launched in the near future; however he did announce that they have collaborated to build a mobile platform for wireless devices that will support all its mobile applications and services in the future.
Google have joined up with T-Mobie, HTC, Qualcomm, Motorola and over 30 more companies to build the Android platform.
Andy comments " Despite all of the very interesting speculation over the last few months, we're not announcing a GPhone. However, we think what we are announcing - the Open Handset Alliance and Android - is more significant and ambitious than a single phone.
In fact, through the joint efforts of the members of the Open Handset Alliance, we hope Android will be the foundation for many new phones and will create an entirely new mobile experience for users, with new applications and new capabilities we can’t imagine today.
Android is the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices. It includes an operating system, user-interface and applications - all of the software to run a mobile phone, but without the proprietary obstacles that have hindered mobile innovation.
We have developed Android in cooperation with the Open Handset Alliance, which consists of more than 30 technology and mobile leaders including Motorola, Qualcomm, HTC and T-Mobile. Through deep partnerships with carriers, device manufacturers, developers, and others, we hope to enable an open ecosystem for the mobile world by creating a standard, open mobile software platform.
We think the result will ultimately be a better and faster pace for innovation that will give mobile customers unforeseen applications and capabilities.
We see Android as an important part of our strategy of furthering Google's goal of providing access to information to users wherever they are. We recognize that many among the multitude of mobile users around the world do not and may never have an Android-based phone. Our goals must be independent of device or even platform.
For this reason, Android will complement, but not replace, our longstanding mobile strategy of developing useful and compelling mobile services and driving adoption of these products through partnerships with handset manufacturers and mobile operators around the world."
And the first promo for the Open Handset Alliance is below