Open Handset Alliance Gets 14 New Partners; Google & Sprint Buries The Hatchet

Posted Dec 9, 2008

The Open Handset Alliance is a group of companies that have partnered to develop open standards for mobile devices.  The companies involved with this initiative includes Google, HTC, Intel, Motorola, Samsung, LG, T-Mobile, etc.  The alliance has announced today that they have added 14 new partners.  The list of the new partners are available at the press release here.

Between the 14 new partners, they will contribute to the project by making Android-compatible devices or contribute code to the alliance.

Not only does the alliance growth benefit the distribution of the Google Android operating system, GigaOM is reporting that Sprint and Google is burying the hatchet.  It was rumored that the CEO of Sprint told reporters in Washington that Android wasn’t “good enough to put the Sprint brand on it.”  At Sprint’s mobile developer’s conference, Rich Miner, Google VP of Mobile Technology will be getting keynote speaker time.