|As an original founding member of the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), Sprint has been a strong leader in supporting Android.|
- Open development of Android apps – create an app according to the Android OS specifications and it will run on Sprint handsets with the appropriate OS version support.
- Open application distribution – Sprint has partnered with the Android Market to enable developers to widely distribute your Android application and also support developers freely distributing their apps through other means as well.
Sprint has had a strong history of leading innovation with Android handsets that include:
- First handset with a forward facing camera
- First 4G Android powered handset
- First NFC enabled handset
The Android development resources Sprint provides are meant to provide development best practices and supplement developing an Android application that utilizes handset features that are not supported in the base Android specifications such as:
- HDMI Video Out / DLNA
- 3D Stereoscopic imaging
- Dual screen image layout