From now on, companies hoping to receive early access to Googles most up-to-date software will need approval of their plans. And they will seek that approval from Andy Rubin, the head of Googles Android group. Businessweek
Motorola Mobility has hired a number of experienced mobile and Web engineers from Apple and Adobe and is developing a Web-based mobile operating system as a possible alternative to Googles Android software, according to a source familiar with the matter. InformationWeek
It's interesting that Apple's marketshare is so large for having so few handset models: iPhone 4 and iPhone 3gs.
That’s going to change a lot of how quickly new handsets will be coming to market.
If you develop for one phone, you have to port it to another phone.