According to a report on USA Today’s Website, a California-based software company plans to unveil the first set of mobile applications for Google’s open mobile phone platform Android today. Open-source startup A La Mobile, according to the report, has created a suite of applications in prototype form. Pauline Lo Alker, A La Mobile’s CEO, told USA Today, that this demonstrates that Android can deliver on its promises of making applications more accessible, as well as reducing cost and development time.
A La Mobile reportedly is running the prototype apps on an older HTC handset, the Qtek 9090. The suite includes a Google browser, phone dialer, audio player, Google mapping application, camera, games, calendar, contacts manager, calculator and notes. A La Mobile says it plans to pitch this prototype directly to handset makers.
Google, with the backing of its Open Handset Alliance, says plans are on track to launch an Android-based phone in the later half of this year. Google says it plans to launch the phone before it releases the platform’s source code.