I think that most people don’t even realize the Android/Google connection. The open source community will allow for great competitive apps for free. I’m interested in seeing version of Android that comes loaded with the Alaskan phone
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) —
Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (“ACS”) (NASDAQ:ALSK), Alaska’s leading integrated communications provider, today announced the arrival of the much anticipated Android(TM)-powered HTC Hero(TM) from ACS.
The Hero is the first device in Alaska to offer the combination of the open and innovative Android platform with the high-speed and high-capacity connectivity of Alaska’s largest and most dependable 3G network.
Offering a rich, mobile Internet experience, the Android platform is Google’s(TM) operating system for mobile devices. The user has access to all Google services in a small-format, hand-held device: Google Search(TM), Google Maps(TM), Gmail(TM) and YouTube(TM), along with more than 25,000 applications built for the Android platform by a growing set of independent developers.