Notes on Google Android
It seems that T-Mobile will be the first telco to ship the first device based on Google Android (news item). The current projection is to get a couple of devices out by the end of the year. This article explains why success is not guaranteed! There are some significant hurdles to cross. However, I do agree that the advent of Android, iPhone SDK, etc will force all mobile platforms to become more open and encourage development of new and innovative mobile apps.
Google's Android Developers Blog