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Abbreviation OHA
Formation 2007
Type Open mobile platform (Android) development organization
Region served Worldwide
Membership Mobile operators, Software companies, Commercialization companies, Semiconductor companies, Handset manufacturers

The Open Handset Alliance (OHA) is a business alliance of 65 firms for developing open standards for mobile devices. Member firms include Google, HTC, Intel, Motorola, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, Samsung, LG, T-Mobile, Nvidia, and Wind River Systems [1]



The OHA was established on 5 November 2007, led by Google with 47 members including mobile handset makers, application developers, some mobile carriers and chip makers.[2] Android, the flagship software of the alliance, is based on an open source license and will compete against other mobile platforms from Apple, Microsoft, Nokia, Palm, Research In Motion, Symbian, and bada.


At the same time as the announcement of the formation of the Open Handset Alliance on 5 November 2007, the OHA also unveiled Android, an open source mobile phone platform based on the Linux operating system.[1] An early look at the SDK was released to developers on 12 November 2007.[3]

The first commercially available phone running Android is the T-Mobile G1 (also known as the HTC Dream). It was approved by the FCC on 18 August 2008,[4] and became available on 22 October.[5]


The members of the Open Handset Alliance are:

Mobile operators Software companies Commercialization companies Semiconductor companies Handset manufacturers
Founding Members[6]

December 9, 2008[7]

  • Borqs
  • Omron Software
  • Teleca

May 17, 2009


May 27, 2009


June 1, 2009


September 30, 2009


January 22, 2010

See also


  1. ^ a b "Industry Leaders Announce Open Platform for Mobile Devices". Open Handset Alliance. 2007-11-05. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  2. ^ "Open Handset Alliance members page". Open Handset Alliance. 2007-11-05. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  3. ^ "Developers". Open Handset Alliance. 2007-11-05. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  4. ^ "FCC Approved HTC Dream". Engadget. 2008-08-18. 
  5. ^ "Google Is Calling. Will You Answer?". 
  6. ^ "Open Handset Alliance Members". 2008-10-15. 
  7. ^ "Open Handset Alliance announces 14 new members". Open Handset Alliance. 2008-12-09. 
  8. ^ "Ericsson further expands its Open OS offering by joining the Open Handset Alliance". Ericsson. 2008-12-09. 
  9. ^ "Open Handset Alliance member announcements". Open Handset Alliance. 2009. 
  10. ^ "SVOX announces its joining of the Open Handset Alliance". SVOX. 2009-05-27. 
  11. ^ "Acer announces its joining of the Open Handset Alliance". Acer. 2009-06-01. 
  12. ^ "Sasken joins Open Handset Alliance". SASKEN. 2010-01-22. 

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