Where’s My gPhone?

Google, along with a number of mobile hardware manufacturers, announced the Android mobile OS today. What became painfully obvious, though, from reading Engadget’s live-blogging of the conference call is that the press members that were allowed to ask questions have no idea what any of this means. Repeated questions of ‘so when is Google going to release their own mobile hardware?’ I figured that there might be some confusion over open-source licensing but it appeared the press didn’t know hardware from software. It just seemed that the big media tech reporters weren’t asking questions about moving towards standardized platforms on mobile devices.