T-Mobile Plans More Android-Based Devices

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Mobile carrier T-Mobile was the first to offer a smartphone based on Google's Android operating system. Now just days after HP confirmed it is studying the use of Android for netbooks, T-Mobile says it plans to use the Linux-based operating system in other devices, too.

T-Mobile, the carrier that partnered with Google for the search giant’s mobile phone, based on Google’s Android operating system, is reportedly working on additional products that would leverage Google’s Android operating system.

T-Mobile is planning a home phone and a tablet computer that will use the Android operating system, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. 

The carrier confirmed that it plans several devices based on Android, but declined to offer further details, according to the report.

However, it is no surprise that T-Mobile would look to offer such devices. The carrier was the first to partner with Google on the Android-based Google phone, manufactured by HTC. And T-Mobile’s rivals, AT&T and Verizon, are both offering subsidized netbooks to the consumer market. Verizon recently announced a $50 netbook offered to customers who sign a two-year Internet service agreement.

And T-Mobile is not the only one looking at Android for other devices. HP and Asus are both studying the potential use of Android in netbooks.

Click here to read why Android is a dead-end for netbooks.

Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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