Open Handset Alliance (OHA)

The Open Handset Alliance (OHA) is a coalition of more than 30 technology and mobile companies that introduced Android, an open source mobile phone operating system. (Continued...)

The Open Handset Alliance (OHA) is a consortium whose goal is to develop open standards for mobile devices, promote innovation in mobile phones and provide a better experience for consumers at a lower cost.

The Open Handset Alliance is made up of over 30 telecom-related entities, including wireless carriers, semiconductor companies, handset manufacturers and software companies. However, several major wireless companies and manufacturers are absent from the coalition, including Nokia, Symbian, Apple, RIM, Microsoft, Verizon and Cingular.

The OHA introduced a mobile device operating system called AndroidSymbian operating system.

This was first published in March 2008

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