Msg#: 3290068 posted 7:07 pm on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)
Google Inc. is building software to run services on cell phones rather than gearing up to build its own phone, as many industry sources have speculated, one Wall Street analyst said on Thursday.
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said in a research note to clients that Google appears to be building software for Web search on cell phones and location-finding services to work with Apple Inc.'s iPhone and other cell phones.
"We believe Google is working with, not against, Apple in the mobile world," Munster said.
Msg#: 3290068 posted 8:17 pm on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)
This is mentioned in the article discussed here [webmasterworld.com]. Google are working with Orange (and probably other service providers in other countries) to bring an HTC built but Google branded phone to the market.
I wonder if their software will run on other mobile operating systems (symbian, windows mobile, OSX iPhone) or if they are building their own operating system entirely.
LG Electronics and Google Team Up to Enhance the Mobile Experience
Seoul, Mar 28 (Korea Newswire)-- LG Electronics (LG), a leading worldwide provider of advanced wireless handsets and accessories, and Google today announced a global collaboration to pre-install Google’s services on millions of LG mobile phones
Through this new partnership, LG and Google will jointly market LG-Google handsets, then further extending their collaboration to develop digitalized home in the future. LG plans to launch mobile handsets pre-installed with Google and products and service for the next few years with at least ten new handsets in 2007.