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Google reveals some of its mobile gang

Google outlined some of the participants of its Android mobile software in a media alert a few minutes ago.Google detailed a noon (ET) conference call for the Open Handset Alliance, an alliance of more than 30 partners.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

Google outlined some of the participants of its Android mobile software in a media alert a few minutes ago.

Google detailed a noon (ET) conference call for the Open Handset Alliance, an alliance of more than 30 partners. The executive lineup hints at the key bigwigs in the alliance:

  • Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google Inc., and Andy Rubin, Director of Mobile Platforms, Google Inc.
  • René Obermann, CEO of Deutsche Telekom, parent company of T-Mobile
  • Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corp.
  • Paul Jacobs, CEO of Qualcomm
  • Ed Zander, Chairman and CEO of Motorola, Inc.

This lineup lines up with previous reports. We'll blog the conference call live.

Here's Google's plug:

With nearly 3 billion users worldwide, the mobile phone has become the most personal and ubiquitous communications device. However, the lack of a collaborative effort has made it a challenge for developers, wireless operators and handset manufacturers to respond as quickly as possible to the ever-changing needs of savvy mobile consumers. Through Android, developers, wireless operators and handset manufacturers will be better positioned to bring to market innovative new products faster and at a much lower cost. The end result will be an unprecedented mobile platform that will enable wireless operators and manufacturers to give their customers better, more personal and more flexible mobile experiences.

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