Wind River today announced that the company will offer a commercial software solution Android. The company which was one of the first to join the OHA will churn out a custom version of Android. They have teamed up with Kyocera Wireless which makes CDMA handsets.
“Wind River is leveraging its deep involvement with the Open Handset Alliance to offer a Wind River supported and maintained Android solution to companies planning to deploy Android,” said Jason Whitmire, GM of the Mobile segment at Wind River. “This is compelling to manufacturers and operators because it mitigates the cost and risk associated with open source solutions.”
Wind River's custom Android will include Android- specific Linux patches, and pre-integrated third-party technologies to help commercialize Android. Additionally, the platform is expected to be optimized on leading mobile semiconductor hardware from which manufacturers can quickly build market-differentiated products.
Wind River’s Android is expected to be available in the first half of 2009.