| 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.
| 10:19 pm on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
As long as they stick to GSM phones, (which I assume they will) they can just do this in Java and be OS-agnostic.
For CDMA phones (Sprint, Verizon in the U.S.) there is no Java with Verizon, and I don't think Java with Sprint has access to GPS data.
It's a big ho-hum. They are just doing what many other software vendors have been doing for years. They will be competing with companies that have a great deal more experience than they do.
| 10:32 pm on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I'm sure Google are experienced enough to buy in what expertise or companies they need when they need them.
| 12:51 am on Mar 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Wonder how long before Google trademarks the letter "G"?
| 11:13 pm on Mar 24, 2007 (gmt 0)|
This completely contradicts what a Google executive actually said. She said they were working on a phone aimed at emerging markets.
Apple's iPhone is $600 and as such aimed at the rich world, not emerging markets.
| 8:40 am on Mar 25, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|This completely contradicts what a Google executive actually said. She said they were working on a phone aimed at emerging markets. |
Unless they said they were exclusively doing this, it doesn't contradict anything. They may well be doing both!
| 5:45 pm on Mar 29, 2007 (gmt 0)|
thats wonderful and is a better idea indeed.
If they build phones then they have limited reach but if they build software for all phones then they can reach everywhere [:)]
| 7:23 pm on Apr 6, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|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.
Korea News Wire [koreanewswire.co.kr]
| 8:00 pm on Apr 6, 2007 (gmt 0)|
How many people jumped on LG's bandwagon?