Android may be the new kid on the block, but it's growing up fast. The Open Handset Alliance just scored 14 new members in a move that can propel Android to the big leagues! The members are: AKM Semiconductor Inc., ARM, ASUSTek Computer Inc., Atheros Communications, Borqs, Ericsson, Garmin International Inc., Huawei Technologies, Omron Software Co. Ltd, Softbank Mobile Corporation, Sony Ericsson, Teleca AB, Toshiba Corporation and Vodafone. Whew! That's a fairly decent "who's who" list and shows GREAT promise for numerous new handsets featuring Android.

Any chance of a Garmin handset in the future? How about ASUS jumping into the mix, or even the much-anticipated XPERIA X1 running the green droid? No matter how the details shake out, this OHA score means very good things for those of us wanting some choices for Android handsets. Let there be variety!

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