Google: 18 to 20 Android devices this year
Rest of the CDFreaks article here
Google believes its Android operating system will continue to have a big 2009, with eight or nine manufacturers creating 18 to 20 different Android-based devices throughout the rest of the year. The remarks were made by Andy Rubin, who serves as the senior director for mobile platforms at Google, during the Google I/O conference.
The 18 to 20 estimate already includes the previously released G1 and HTC Magic phones, which are available in the United States and Europe -- though there are several new manufacturers who have hopped on board without working directly with Google.
The mobile OS will continue to be fully open source, with each manufacturer electing to use Android on their devices "obligation-free."
Good move by Google and manufacturers. I know a number of developers who are happy to be using Android.