HTC Android delayed until 2009

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Android, Google’s answer to the iPhone OS and Windows Mobile, is expected to be delayed in the second-half of the year; however, its first handset might be delayed until the first quarter of 2009, if a report from Tech Trader Daily is true.

The HTC Android’s maker HTC is delaying the phone because it is "demanding a guaranteed minimum revenue surety from Google", which probably means that HTC is not confident that the Android phone is not going to be popular, including to developers – according to Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities Research – as it "is not able to attract enough developers because toolkits offered by Microsoft, Apple, RIM and Symbian" because the developers are focused on them.

If you have never heard about them, here is a quick synopsis: Android is a Linux-based operating system filled with software, like a browser among other applications. This was supposed to set Linux as an alternative to the operating systems for mobile devices – and HTC was expected to release their Android-powered phone first.

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