We are starting discussions to offer handsets that will have the Android operating system,” said Takeshi Natsuno, managing director of the multimedia services department at NTT DoCoMo.
The picture is becoming a little more clear each day as we find out what different members of the Open Handset Alliance are planning to do with Android. We’re going to see Google products and apps added DoCoMo’s devices. Additions will include a Google search box on the main I-mode menu page and Google Ads appearing alongside search results. They’re also planning to add more Google services like Google Maps down the road. (Get it? “Down the road”)
Natsuno added “When I look at the prototype, the Android-based handset works really well even on some of the cheaper handset designs.” Encouraging news for those worried about Android phones being high-end, expensive devices. Read more at TechRadar.