When will Android go International?

Americans have lucked out by being the first in the world to get the much-hyped Android phone, due to come out in a few short weeks. The G1 device, made by HTC, is going to be sold via carrier T-mobile.

However, the rest of the world, and namely Asian markets, are eager to get the device. Initially there was some buzz that an Android OS phone would hit Asia in 2008 as well but now it seems that next year is more likely.

China Mobile, NTT DoCoMo and Japanese telecom giant KDDI are the 3 members of the Open Handset Alliance which supports Android. And they are all eager to get in on the Google OS action. More importantly, they have a large & captive customer base which translates into larger revenues so Android going overseas can only be a good thing for everyone right?