In this clip, “Sergey Brin and Steve Horowitz discuss the availability of the SDK, that it will be open source in the future, and demo applications on the Android platform.” Video after the jump.

The former shows off text messaging and Google maps (which looks pretty great, btw), and the latter shows off 3G desktop-quality web browsing using webkit. There’s also 3D OpenGL rendering, application feature sharing, and iPhone-esque finger gesturing

[via Gizmodo]

Sleek and stylish, the HTC Omni Communicator could quite possibly be the first Smartphone to run Google’s gPhone platform. Unfortunately, technical specifications have not yet been released. We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.

The first reason is that HTC’s actually seen and commented on the internal Google prototype, even going so far as to consider developing a real version of the reference design. Unwired View matches up the description of the device to the leaked specs of the HTC Omni, which mesh quite well in both size, shape and functionality

[via Gizmodo]

That’s right, Google has officially announced the gPhone software platform for cell phones, which will be found on handsets from LG, HTC, Samsung, and Motorola in 2008. Video after the break.

Those phones are going to be available in the US on Sprint and T-Mobile by the second half of 2008-plus, it’s going to be available in China, Japan, Germany, Italy, and Spain on their respective carriers. The 34 members of the Open Handset Alliance developing this GPhone will throw in their expertise (example, Nvidia with their graphical abilities, Skype with their VoIPing) and offer the collective goods under an open source licensing agreement

[via Gizmodo]