Yesterday Google quelled rumors of a Gphone and announced an Open Handset Alliance and Android, an open platform for cell phones that includes an operating system, user-interface and applications.

In a press release the company said it hopes "Android will be the foundation for many new phones and will create an entirely new mobile experience for users, with new applications and new capabilities we can’t imagine today."

Google developed Android with the Open Handset Alliance, which consists of more than 30 companies including Motorola, Samsung, LG Electronics, eBay, Sprint and T-Mobile.

As someone who is utterly addicted to Google's mobile features, such as Google Maps and Google 411, I can't wait to check out the new platform and see if it rivals the way the iPhone integrates Google applications. Are you eager to check it out, or were you expecting a Gphone?