Introducing Android

Uploaded by Google on 05.11.2007


NICK SEARS: It all started when I first met Andy who was
CEO of Danger.
And I was working at T-Mobile.
We also had another friend in common.
His name was Rich Miner.
And the three of us all believed that it was too
difficult to get new products out to
consumers in a timely fashion.
And we thought the missing link was not
having an open platform.
And that's how Android got started.
STEVE HOROWITZ: Android is basically an opportunity to
make a better phone.
DAN MORRILL: It's hard today to take a cell phone and bend
it to your will.
PEISUN WU: The ability to have your cell phone do whatever
the heck you want it to do.
DAN MORRILL: That's exactly what the platform lets you do.
ERICK TSENG: The gPhone is really this great moniker that
the press has put on to Android.
ILIYAN MALCHEV: This is the gPhone.
STEVE HOROWITZ: There's no such thing as a single gPhone.
ILIYAN MALCHEV: OK, this is not the gPhone.
STEVE HOROWITZ: What we're doing is enabling an entire
industry to create thousands of G Phones.
NICK SEARS: In order for that to happen you need all of
these industry players who can make that happen.
STEVE HOROWITZ: A collection of great partners, companies.
MIKE CLERON: Manufacturers and carriers and
developers and users.
NICK SEARS: It's really that group of alliance members who
are going to make it happen.
PER GUSTAFSSON: Even a teenager in the basement and a
senior designer in a big company, they
have the same chance.
BRIAN SWETLAND: They run a bunch of Unix
command line software.
I'm sure there's a good five people out
there who read Slashdot.
He'll be all over that.
NICK SEARS: You have to be a little bit careful when you're
around Andy and his robots.
BRIAN SWETLAND: Andy Rubin is a big sort of robotics nut.
NICK SEARS: I've seen his dog attack his robots.
MIKE CLERON: And I knew he kind of liked robots.
NICK SEARS: He's really into robots.
If my phone could do anything, it would be that we could have
a shared family calendar.
STEVE HOROWITZ: Keep track of my kids.
TOBIAS ANDERSSON: Maybe some social thing.
PEISUN WU: My taxes.
GERMAN BAUER: Make me understand my wife better.
I would translate her thoughts and I could see them.
STEVE HOROWITZ: Open is good because it's about choice, and
it allows people to do what they want.
NICK SEARS: You get more innovation.
It lowers costs.
It increases creativity.
PER GUSTAFSSON: Kind of similar to what's happening on
the internet.
Everyone can contribute.
MIKE CLERON: A catalyst for innovation.
MALE SPEAKER: Start composing.