6 Nov 2007

Google phone ?

It ultimately turns out that all the rumors were wrong. Google is not going to come out with a Google phone to rival Apple's iPhone. Rather, it's strategy is to take over the mobile phone software market, much like Microsoft did with the computer market.

In case you have your head buried in sand, Google just launched Android, an open source operating system for mobile phones. This follows Google's quiet acquisition of 22-month-old Palo Alto based startup Android Inc.

Google has also formed the Open Handset Alliance with 32 other partners, comprising Mobile Operators, Handset Manufacturers, Semiconductor Companies, Software Companies and Commercialization Companies. Their aim:
to accelerate innovation in mobile and offer consumers a richer, less expensive, and better mobile experience.
According to the website, the explicit goal of Android was:
to be the first open, complete, and free platform created specifically for mobile devices.
Anyway, listen to what the creators of Android have to say:

5 comments:

perros said...

This seems like a much more viable option for Google to try and create an operating system for phones than to try and compete with the likes of Apple (or any cell carrier for that matter). They have proven themselves quite resourceful in giving Microsoft a run for their money - and with other companies like IBM giving them a hard time, this could be just another straw on the camel's back.

ainee said...

i believe google than apple. btw that dog is soooo lucky.

Adam Mutum said...

Perros: Totally agree with you.

Ainee: You won't believe what people are saying about Google now.

Medias said...

Goole knows what their businesses are and they are good at that. It might be a marketing policy.

Denise said...

I am looking forward to all the applications that will be available for Android, I may write one myself.

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