Member Quotes

The members of the Open Handset Alliance share a common goal of fostering innovation on mobile devices and giving consumers a far better user experience than much of what is available on today's mobile platforms. Quotes from many of our members follow:

December 2008

"AKM is very pleased to provide comprehensive navigational aid technology to the open source community. AKM's hardware and software solution ensures that mobile navigation aids perform at a very high level of usability, thus enriching the overall user experience with mobile phone-based navigation applications."
—Larry Gaddy, AKM Marketing Manager

"ARM is very pleased to join the Open Handset Alliance and to contribute ARM's OpenMax DL libraries and insight on the ARM architecture to the Android Open Source Project. Android is an excellent platform to enable Web 2.0 services on mobile devices, and demonstrates the innovation that ARM is seeing around mobile devices."
—Ian Drew, Vice President of Marketing, ARM

"Atheros embraces the Open Handset Alliance’s vision of creating a rich mobile user experience through the numerous benefits of open source development. We are pleased to bring our connectivity and wireless systems design expertise to the Alliance, confident that Atheros’ contributions to Android will help advance the development of mobile innovations through connected experiences."
—Amir Faintuch, Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Business Unit, Atheros Communications

"ASUS is a leading handset manufacturer that will soon deliver high quality, innovative Android devices and technology for world class carriers and consumers."
—General Manager of Personal Mobile Device BU, HC Hung, ASUS

"We are excited to be part of the Open Handset Alliance. Borqs has been working with the members of the Alliance since July, 2007. Together, we have made significant progress designing Android based handsets with multiple handset partners for China and other markets around the world. Borqs is on track to launch multiple Android based handsets with our OEM partners in the first half of next year. We look forward to working with other Open Handset Alliance members to deploy Android based products and services worldwide."
—Pat Chan, CEO, Borqs

"Ericsson Mobile Platforms will support Android on selected platforms, both with external application processors and with integrated solutions. Such support will include necessary kernel code, drivers and modem interface code in the Android Open Source Project, and will be available from mid-2009 onwards."
—Robert Puskaric, head of Ericsson Mobile Platforms

"We are happy to join the Open Handset Alliance. By participating in the Open Handset Alliance and adopting the Android platform, Huawei enhances its handset strategy for worldwide markets. This enables Huawei's portfolio of Android terminals for our customers, and Huawei is committed to deploy Android devices toward 2009. We believe the Android platform will provide an innovative edge in end user satisfaction."
—Mr. Lijilin, Vice president of Huawei Communications

"OMRON SOFTWARE is pleased to join the Open Handset Alliance. Omron believes that Android will enable more users to receive the benefit of living in a connected society. We are supporting the Android platform and hope our contributions to the Android Open Source Project will further enrich communication between people all over the world."
—Mr. Hirofumi Fukumoto, General Manager, Mobile Solution Business Division, Product Development Department

"Sony Ericsson is excited to announce its membership of the Open Handset Alliance and confirm its intention to develop a handset based on the Android platform We believe Sony Ericsson can bring a wealth of experience in making consumer focused multimedia handsets with new user experience to the Alliance drawing on the successes of the Walkman and Cyber-shot sub-brands. Sony Ericsson is a strong supporter of open operating systems and we believe the Open Handset Alliance offers an exciting opportunity for a new and unique user experience only Sony Ericsson can deliver."
—Rikko Sakaguchi, CVP and head of Creation and Development at Sony Ericsson

"SoftBank Mobile is proud to be a member of Open Hanset Alliance. We firmly believe that more widely use of open mobile platforms that the Alliance promotes will bring technological innovations in the industry. This will surely be enormous advantage for our users."
—Masanobu Yoshida, Senior Vice President, product and service division of SoftBank Mobile

"We are the market leaders in providing innovative services and solutions to the major companies in the mobile communications industry. We want to use our expertise to help companies build products on the Android platform. We will contribute our code and solutions to the Android Open Source Project to benefit the community. We have great experience in providing similar value in both Linux and Java. Working with Teleca will enable our customers to benefit from faster time-to-market and significant cost savings."
—Edwin Moses, Senior Vice President and Head of Customer & Market Organization, Teleca

November 2007

"The launch of Open Handset Alliance marks the initiation of a very exciting period for the wireless industry in many different ways. Aplix is excited to be a member of the Open Handset Alliance and we are committed to contribute our extensive mobile & embedded experience in helping device manufacturers & carriers ship products based on the Android platform."
—Ryu Koriyama, CEO Aplix Corporation

"Ascender is proud to be providing the font solution to the Android platform built by the Open Handset Alliance. We believe that handset manufacturers and application developers will be very happy with the fonts provided and we look forward to addressing the future font needs across the platform. We are also very excited that the platform supports our Ascender Compact Asian Font solution (ACAF), which will make it easy for manufacturers to implement additional high-quality Asian fonts in a small footprint."
—Ira Mirochnick, President of Ascender Corporation

"We are pleased to be a part of the Open Handset Alliance as it embarks on revolutionizing the world of mobile communications. As open devices enter the market in 2008, Audience is defining the new standard for noise suppression, enabling more usability of rich voice and data applications on this platform. Callers will be able to be heard everywhere from their mobile handset, even in the noisiest places."
—Peter Santos, CEO of Audience

"Broadcom is at the forefront of integrating advanced multimedia functionality, applications processing and communications technologies into highly integrated processors for next-generation mobile devices, sharing the Open Handset Alliance's vision of enabling platforms that provide maximum flexibility to developers of useful and exciting mobile applications. We are excited to participate in the Alliance, working with other industry leaders to further explore the possibilities that increasingly powerful mobile devices provide and reaffirming Broadcom's support of open operating systems for the mobile handset."
—Dr. Edward Frank, Vice President of R&D at Broadcom

"China Mobile believes that an open and advanced mobile handset platform is the key to deliver the best mobile application and Internet experience and it will encourage faster adoption of smartphones in China. China Mobile is excited to participate in the Open Handset Alliance and to work with Google and other Alliance partners on a next-generation mobile handset platform."
—Bill Huang, General Manager of China Mobile Research Institute

"As a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance, T-Mobile is committed to innovation and fostering an open platform for wireless services to meet the rapidly evolving and emerging needs of wireless customers. Google has been an established partner for T-Mobile's groundbreaking approach to bring the mobile open Internet to the mass market. We see the Android platform as an exciting opportunity to launch robust wireless Internet and Web 2.0 services for T-Mobile customers in the US and Europe in 2008."
—René Obermann, Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Telekom (parent company of T-Mobile)

"eBay supports the Open Handset Alliance's efforts to deliver more compelling applications and content to mobile Internet users. As the future unfolds, more and more people will be accessing the Internet using their mobile devices. We see this initiative as an opportunity to get more people to experience the power of the eBay marketplace regardless of where they are or what device they are using."
—Andre Haddad, SVP Products, eBay Inc.

"We are delighted to be a member of the Open Handset Alliance, which opens new horizons in the mobile space. Beyond our OMA applications contribution to this alliance, we strive to address the challenges and needs of all players in the current and future mobile value chain with a full range of integration and development services. Thanks to the availability of our Jbed™ Java™ VM on the Android platform, we offer immediate compatibility to the standard Java ME world to enable Java ME-based mobile services with the Android platform."
—Jean-Claude Martinez, CEO of Esmertec

"This partnership will help unleash the potential of mobile technology for billions of users around the world. A fresh approach to fostering innovation in the mobile industry will help shape a new computing environment that will change the way people access and share information in the future. Today's announcement is more ambitious than any single 'Google Phone' that the press has been speculating about over the past few weeks. Our vision is that the powerful platform we're unveiling will power thousands of different phone models."
—Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google Inc.

"HTC's trademark on the mobile industry has been its ability to drive cutting-edge innovation into a wide variety of mobile devices to create the perfect match for individuals. Our participation in the Open Handset Alliance and integration of the Android platform in the second half of 2008 enables us to expand our device portfolio into a new category of connected mobile phones that will change the complexion of the mobile industry and re-create user expectations of the mobile phone experience."
—Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corp.

"Intel joined the Open Handset Alliance to create opportunities to innovate in the mobile market segment. The Android platform can enhance Intel's new low-power products that will enable an emerging class of mobile Internet devices that bring to life the full Internet experience on products that are small enough to fit in your pocket, and meet the uncompromising performance needs of users on the go."
—Gary Willihnganz, Director of Marketing, Intel Ultra Mobile Group

"KDDI believes the alliance is exactly the first great step toward increased openness in the mobile industry and we hope the platform will bring completely new experiences to the mobile users around the world."
—Tadashi Onodera, President and Chairman of KDDI Corporation

"As a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance, we are furthering our commitment to deliver the best possible mobile experience to our customers. The Alliance's plan to deliver the most innovative and open platform ever created will be an enormous contribution to the mobile industry and to mobile phone users everywhere. At LG we are looking forward to building handsets based on this open platform, with new and exciting features that will benefit our customers."
—Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communication Company

"We are very excited about participating in the Open Handset Alliance, since it will open up an ultimate horizon for future handset devices. LivingImage envisions a world where people will 'Play Images' by *editless technology. Very simple in watching, click the LI logo to experience future visual literacy."
—Yu Maruno, Chief Creative Director, LivingImage

"Marvell is thrilled to be a member of the Open Handset Alliance. This alliance will enable a revolutionary open mobile platform that will leverage the high-performance microprocessors, low-power wireless technologies and open architecture of the Marvell silicon product portfolio."
—Dr. Sehat Sutardja, President and CEO of Marvell

"Motorola has long been an advocate of open software for mobile platforms. Today, we're excited to continue this support by joining Google and others in the announcement of the Open Handset Alliance and Android platform. Motorola plans to leverage the Android platform to enable seamless, connected services and rich consumer experiences in future Motorola products."
—Ed Zander, Chairman and CEO of Motorola, Inc.

"Noser Engineering Inc. is a Swiss software engineering company that specializes in both embedded and mobile solutions. Working in close collaboration with the Open Handset Alliance, Noser contributed core functionality to the Android platform. This platform will revolutionize the mobile industry, and it will be an ideal 'open' development platform for the delivery of solutions to various industries. Noser's experience with the Android platform allows us to better support operators, handset manufacturers and ISVs who plan to ship devices and services based on this platform."
—Geri Moll, CEO Noser Engineering Inc.

"NMS Communications is pleased to add our industry-leading IMS framework to the Open Handset Alliance initiative. I believe this Alliance will unlock unprecedented innovation in mobile operating systems benefiting operators, consumers and suppliers alike."
—Joel Hughes, General Manager, Mobile Applications, NMS Communications

"DoCoMo strongly believes that rich mobile Internet services have been changing users' daily lives dramatically. We believe the Open Handset Alliance's vision of driving true openness will contribute significantly to this trend, supported by DoCoMo and other partners in the Alliance."
—Takeshi Natsuno, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Multimedia Services Department of NTT DoCoMo

"Nuance joined the Open Handset Alliance with other industry leaders to grow the entire mobile ecosystem. We're committed to apply our strength and leadership in voice-based search and messaging to move the market forward. By packaging and optimizing embedded speech technology components for open-source distribution, we've given developers the opportunity to access speech solutions through open APIs using the Android platform and to easily upgrade to new, more advanced speech features as well. We believe deep collaboration with members of the Alliance will grow our core mobile business and fuel the proliferation of speech-enabled applications worldwide."
—Steve Chambers, President, Mobile and Consumer Services Division of Nuance Communications

"As the mobile phone becomes our most personal computer, the user experience has never been more important. NVIDIA will be working within the Open Handset Alliance to enable rich media acceleration on a new generation of devices based on the Android platform."
—Michael Rayfield, general manager of NVIDIA's mobile business

"Driving innovation in mobile entertainment is what PV has been doing since we started in 1998. We chose to be the multimedia partner for the Open Handset Alliance because its mission of accelerating mobile entertainment aligns with ours. The creation of the Alliance is a major step in the global evolution of mobile entertainment."
—James C. Brailean, Ph.D., CEO of PacketVideo (PV)

"The convergence of the wireless and Internet industries is creating new partnerships, evolving business models and driving innovation. We are extremely pleased to be participating in the Open Handset Alliance, whose mission is to help build the leading open-source application platform for 3G networks. The proliferation of open-standards-based handsets will provide an exciting new opportunity to create compelling services and devices. As a result, we are committing research and development resources to enable the Android platform and to create the best always-connected consumer experience on our chipsets."
—Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer of Qualcomm

"Today's mobile industry is becoming more and more a customer-centric environment. Samsung's joining with the Open Handset Alliance is fundamentally in line with this trend. We expect to lead the mobile industry by introducing more customer-oriented mobile phones through this alliance."
—Dale Sohn, President of Samsung Telecommunications America

"As a leading provider of GPS-enabled location technology for the mainstream mobile markets, SiRF is extremely pleased to be a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance. With the emergence of geo search and navigation as key enablers, an open platform like Android can significantly accelerate the development and deployment of location-aware applications, content and services. We believe our development efforts in conjunction with the innovative Android platform and our continued investment in leading-edge technology and location ecosystem will further our vision of bringing the benefits of location technology to billions of users worldwide."
—Kanwar Chadha, Founder and Vice President of Marketing, SiRF Technology

"We are excited to be part of the Open Handset Alliance and the next generation of mobile devices that it will empower. Android is the first platform that enables SkyPop to fully deliver on our vision of consumer services for the future of mobile devices."
—Bruce Leak, CEO and Co-Founder of SkyPop

"The Open Handset Alliance is music to mobile industry ears. Finally, developers like SONiVOX have a common stage upon which to not only create, but commercialize new, innovative ideas."
—Jennifer Hruska, President of SONiVOX

"Sprint continues to be a catalyst for transforming the mobile environment into one that is more open and customer-driven. Our participation in the Open Handset Alliance is a clear indication of Sprint's commitment to breaking down barriers and enabling developers to create and deliver applications that customers want. This new mobile ecosystem model will drive innovation, personalize the mobile experience and ultimately increase wireless data usage."
—Keith Cowan, President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Initiatives, Sprint Nextel

"Synaptics is proud to be a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance. Our contribution to the Android platform will help bring dynamic touch UIs to everyone in the mobile market. By creating an open environment conducive to collaboration and partnering, the Alliance will allow key influencers to deliver innovative devices and services to meet the needs of the fast-changing mobile industry."
—Francis Lee, President and CEO of Synaptics

"Telecom Italia is already focused on the mobile Internet framework and services and strongly believes that it will be the key successful approach for future revenues. In this scenario the Open Handset Alliance represents an important initiative for Telecom Italia and for all its members to work together and to speed up the development process of a new open OS for mobile Internet services."
—Riccardo Jelmini, Executive Vice President, VAS Domestic Mobile Services of Telecom Italia

"Telefónica strives to bring the best of the web to our customers, wherever they are. We are pleased to be a part of the Open Handset Alliance, which we believe will enable new and innovative services to be launched on a robust and open platform. We look forward to delivering customized phones based on this platform for our customers."
—Adrían García Nevado, Corporate Commercial Director of Telefónica S.A.

"The move toward open source offerings is an important trend in the mobile industry, adding flexibility and driving adoption of mobile software solutions. TI is pleased to work with Google and other Open Handset Alliance members to broaden the mobile ecosystem and help expand the open-source community. TI applications processors along with our wireless LAN and Bluetooth connectivity solutions are key enablers in the Android platform. With TI technology as the foundation, the Android platform will open the doors for innovation and accelerate the creation of exciting new wireless services and products."
—Raj Talluri, General Manager, Wireless Terminals Business Unit, Texas Instruments

"TAT is pleased to join the Open Handset Alliance as it pushes the boundaries on how mobile phones will be used. TAT will be contributing to this initiative with our extensive experience and proven track record in the mobile user interface arena — enabling UI creation to be an integral part in the handset design process."
—Charlotta Falvin, CEO of TAT - The Astonishing Tribe

"Wind River is investing in the Open Handset Alliance to help deliver on its massive promise: faster time-to-market and dramatically lower bill-of-material costs for Linux-based phones. As a Linux commercialization partner for the Alliance, we've made significant contributions to ensure an optimized Linux distribution that delivers the highest level of silicon performance, and to provide the Linux services necessary for OEMs to quickly create Android-based handsets."
—Ken Klein, CEO of Wind River

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