Plans on making an android phone

by wilber » Fri, 02 May 2008 14:40:12 GMT

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   i have a friend who own a company on making mobile phones here in
shenzhen,china and i was thinking if can we make mobile phones with
android on it?what are the things do we need to start making handsets?

Plans on making an android phone

by Stone Mirror » Fri, 02 May 2008 15:04:22 GMT


Source code. And you can't have it until somebody *else *ships a phone.



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Plans on making an android phone

by JP » Sat, 03 May 2008 15:01:34 GMT

 Making mobile phones - I suppose it means manufacturing? If your
friend is an "extended bench" contractor, he most likely does not have
the resources to develop an Android-based phone as a product. I am
talking about design, engineering, marketing, full-blown quality
system and so on. In any case, check out the Android Internals groups;
there's a whole bunch of people who built prototypes on ARM boards (or
similar, I'm a software guy). That should give you an impression what
it takes. If neither of you are technical people - perhaps hook up
with an university to see if you can recruit talent and take it from


Plans on making an android phone

by wilber » Mon, 05 May 2008 03:28:21 GMT

 JP thanks for your tips im going to check it =)

Well my friend is gathering people around asia =) by aug. the team
should get ready on this project atleast another prototype for a
start..last few weeks i saw a phone that can run EXE. installer on
it.they showed me installing skype,yahoo,msn more.i feel weird on that
day..i cant imagine how chinese people able to do i started
talking to my friend about this open source and he said yes he might
try...and he told me chinese phone is kinda sux,and he need something

Plans on making an android phone

by Eric » Tue, 24 Jun 2008 06:17:56 GMT

 In case anyone is interested in Android PMP or phone, OEM or with our
own brand.
Wilber: I am really interested to talk to you, still waiting your e-
mail reply though.......

We are in the process of building one and would be interested to form
collaborations in any way possible.
More information is available from our web site.

We are hoping to release it before the other major brands, i.e. before
end of the year.
Engineering samples for the Android PMP maybe available for purchase
in about 2 months. And final production model will follow soon after.

Feel free to contact us if you are interested.

Portable Electronics Ltd


Plans on making an android phone

by [EMAIL PROTECTED] » Tue, 24 Jun 2008 07:40:45 GMT

 I was just looking at your web site and I am liking what I am seeing. Are you 
working on creating an android phone? If you are any idea on when I would be 
able to get one in the US and what wireless networks will it be able to use? I 
am also interested in the PMPs that you are showing. You had mentioned selling 
them with android, do you know when I would be able to get one in the US?

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Plans on making an android phone

by Eric » Tue, 24 Jun 2008 18:56:22 GMT

 For the Android phone, we are not 100% sure at the moment if we will
produce it. We can only decide after we made the samples for the
Android PMP, because both will share the same chip and many other

For the Android PMP, you can buy one from us directly when we mass
produce it. Unless you are interested to buy the limited engineering
samples at US$1000....We don't have any US distributor/reseller at the

I should be putting more information up when the engineering samples
are available.
You can contact us directly, watch our site or post in our forum, so
that I can notify you when it is available.




Plans on making an android phone

by Muthu Ramadoss » Tue, 24 Jun 2008 21:20:30 GMT

 US $1000?


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Plans on making an android phone

by Eric » Thu, 26 Jun 2008 16:00:53 GMT

 US$1000 is not expensive if you consider that the typical price for
the development boards cost more or less the same........

Our samples can be used as development boards via serial.......I doubt
u will find similar devices that will give you a serial port except
development boards.



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