Google CEO: 2009 Is the Year of Android
During Google's quarterly earnings call, CEO Eric Schmidt said that, "Overall, it looks like Android is going to have a very strong year." He went on to say that he expects there to be a "significant" number of Android-related product announcements from its varied device manufacturer partners. Schmidt didn't provide specifics, however. Right now, the HTC G1 is still the sole Android device that has been officially released to the market. HTC has announced a follow-up to the G1, the Magic, which will launch on Vodafone's network later this year. Numerous hardware vendors, including Samsung, have said they will offer Android-based handsets.