11/6/2008

Google waited to open up its Android platform until after it had shipped its first phone equipped with the
software, but since then there has been a surge of users downloading from the 200 available applications on the Android Marketplace, an Android executive said Wednesday. Group Marketing Manager Eric Chu said the average user had installed 14 apps, adding that the company has eased concerns from developers and hardware companies about the extent of Google's commitment to an open-source platform.

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