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Jan 14 2008   4:57PM GMT

Overheard: A La Mobile introduces first Andoid prototype

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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A La Mobile, based in San Ramon, Calif., a start-up dedicated to Linux-based “open” systems for mobile devices, says [today's] demonstration proves that Android can deliver on its promise of making it easier for consumers to get access to all sorts of applications.

Leslie Cauley, Introducing the first Android prototype

Andy Rubin, Google’s senior director of mobile platforms, says the coalition is on track to roll out an Android-based phone in the second half of this year.

According to Google: “Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. This early look at the Android SDK provides the tools and APIs necessary to begin developing applications on the Android platform using the Java programming language.”

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