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Googlephone?
Apparently in testing by G employees
marcel




msg:4042226
 7:58 am on Dec 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

Google has designed an Android-based handset that it intends to sell directly to consumers, according to multiple reports.

As recently as October 30, Google had flatly denied that it was "making hardware" or that it would "compete with its customers" by offering its own phone. But it would seem the web search outfit/world power was merely playing with words. On Saturday morning, the Mountain View Chocolate Factory admitted the existence of its own "concept" Android phone and confirmed reports from the previous evening that it had shared the device with company employees.


source: the Register [theregister.co.uk]

 

ken_b




msg:4043176
 1:00 am on Dec 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

If it happens it will because G thinks it will be an effective ad delivery tool.

signor_john




msg:4043190
 1:22 am on Dec 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

f G were to crash and burn for whatever reason ( Bad Publicity, Government Intervention or Whatever ) That data they have on all of us is worth a fortune and would get them through hard times, so those that say Never should always remember the saying NEVER SAY NEVER.

There have been more bank failures than Google failures in the last year. Let's hope the bank regulators don't auction off the insolvent banks' customer data to the highest bidders.

I don't know why everyone is worried about Google and privacy. Microsoft has a 15-year head start on Google in the snooping department. Remember when Windows 95 was introduced with Internet software built into Windows for the first time, and--according to the forums of the day--everyone knew that Microsoft was secretly planning to download the contents of everyone's hard drives? (If you scanned any naughty postcards between 1995 and the present, you can bet that the folks in Redmond have been passing those TIFFs or JPEGs around the office.)

johnnie




msg:4043214
 2:14 am on Dec 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

As for Google's fantastic new products; I've yet to use my wave account.

Sorry, but I feel this phone might well be another fizzle.

Harry




msg:4043231
 3:20 am on Dec 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

@incrediBILL Android, unlike what is wrongly reported all over the place is not the most open mobile OS out there. It's rather closed compared to others. The most open mobile OS would be Palm's webOS but unfortunately, the hype machine has already branded Android as the OS developers and regular users can fiddle around with when that's just not true.

The power of advertising, a good pr company and lots of cash does go a long way it seems...

Another reason to avoid joining the Google bandwagon

Harry




msg:4043240
 4:01 am on Dec 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

I believe the Google phone will succeed, although I don't want it too. To gauge the support on this site by people who should know better, this phone will be a success just because it's called Google. It's the similar herd mentality I am at pain to understand in Mac users. It's just that Google vibrates its pitch a little differently than Apple but achieves the same results.

Joe Public thinks Apple products give him status.

Geeky Webmaster thinks Google products give him geeky status.

All the same.

adamxcl




msg:4043274
 5:56 am on Dec 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

I'm not in a hurry for Google to have more power but I do want the cell phone system to be broken. In an ideal marketplace we should be able to buy any phone and use any carrier that provides the best price and service. The contracts and the crap they pull to avoid giving good service has to be changed in a fundamental way.

How about free phone service for the display of ads?

willybfriendly




msg:4043277
 6:53 am on Dec 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

signor_john - banks and their customers have a fiduciary relationship that is highly regulated by statute. Please don't make yourself look so foolish as to compare banks with advertising companies that have no such regulation.

onepointone




msg:4043279
 7:09 am on Dec 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

I think getting users to engage in PPC-type mobile ads will be difficult. I think the lack of "in-your-face advertising" is part of the beauty users see in the mobile web.

getting a mental image...
someone searching for a new restaurant on their mobile...
...then a graphic ad featuring belly fat or yellow teeth pops up :)

J_RaD




msg:4043418
 1:52 pm on Dec 15, 2009 (gmt 0)


Remember when Windows 95 was introduced with Internet software built into Windows for the first time, and--according to the forums of the day--everyone knew that Microsoft was secretly planning to download the contents of everyone's hard drives? (If you scanned any naughty postcards between 1995 and the present, you can bet that the folks in Redmond have been passing those TIFFs or JPEGs around the office.)

wait, what?....... please say you don't actually believe that.

civgroup




msg:4043433
 2:22 pm on Dec 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

You folks talking about this 'failing' have apparently never used a real smartphone like an Android device. All I know is that when I switched from my blackberry (used them for 4 years) to my myTouch (Android OS), my PC-usage dropped by probably 40% within a week and it has not returned. I simply do not need to use my PC or laptop as much. I'd call that disruptive.

signor_john




msg:4043460
 3:07 pm on Dec 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

wait, what?....... please say you don't actually believe that.

No, but a surprising number of people did. Paranoia existed in the horse-and-buggy days of the 1990s, too.

Mind you, nobody ever explained what Microsoft was going to do with all the data that it supposedly was downloading from people's hard drives. The same goes for Google's smart phone: Too much data, too little time. :-) (Not to mention the fact that the user's locations, calls, etc. are being tracked by an independent, unbundled phone carrier, not by Google or by a carrier partner like Apple's AT&T.)

incrediBILL




msg:4043618
 7:39 pm on Dec 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

All I know is that when I switched from my blackberry (used them for 4 years) to my myTouch (Android OS), my PC-usage dropped by probably 40% within a week and it has not returned. I simply do not need to use my PC or laptop as much. I'd call that disruptive.

Bingo.

You nailed it right on the head.

Only 2 real choices at the moment which is the iPhone and Android and thanks to iPhone using AT&T exclusively it easily narrows the choice to just Android for anyone that has ever had to suffer on AT&T in the past.

J_RaD




msg:4044482
 12:49 am on Dec 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

im not sure what you guys are using your phones for, but i've got better things to be doing then twitter, facebook, youtube, and myspace.

sure smartphones can do alot of stuff but they arn't exactly the 1st thing i whip out when im thinking "its productivity time"

signor_john




msg:4045174
 12:15 am on Dec 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

sure smartphones can do alot of stuff but they arn't exactly the 1st thing i whip out when im thinking "its productivity time"

In developing countries, even dumb phones can be used to deliver knowledge and services in places where conventional Internet access isn't affordable or available. See THE ECONOMIST's article, "Beyond Voice [economist.com]," which describes such things as the "Farmer's Friend" service in Uganda (which, according to the article, is one of several services for the country's rural population that were launched a few months ago by a consortium that included Google).

Think what could be done with an unlocked smart phone like the Nexus in African, Asian, or South American villages that are already using old-style mobile phones to good advantage. A phone like the Nexus could fit in quite nicely with Google's avowed mission of "organizing the world's information and makin it universally accessible."

incrediBILL




msg:4045188
 1:03 am on Dec 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

sure smartphones can do alot of stuff but they arn't exactly the 1st thing i whip out when im thinking "its productivity time"

I answer customer email, moderate pending submissions to my site, do some site maintenance, login to servers via SSH and do some admin work when needed, online banking & bill pay, maybe write a blog post, etc.

As a matter of fact, I even moderate my WebmasterWorld forums remotely!

When I find myself sitting in the airport, doctors office, waiting for a lunch date, or any other time wasting event like sitting in fully stopped unmoving traffic waiting for an accident to clear, I just whip out the phone and get some work done.

Not that it's quite so easy on the little keyboard, that's why I'm waiting for the drivers so I can use the virtual laser keyboard. ;)

blend27




msg:4047545
 1:07 pm on Dec 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

BILL that sounds very Geeky, how much is your EyeGlases/prescription?

marcel




msg:4048877
 10:58 am on Dec 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

According to a Dutch news site, the Nexus One will be available in the Netherlands from the end of January, and from the 5th of January in other European countries.

tntpower




msg:4055450
 8:32 pm on Jan 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

Google is fighting with everyone in the mobile industry. It is more likely to fail. google only uses 10 years to earn the reputation micr$s$ft takes 30+ years to get: G$$GLE

tntpower




msg:4055453
 8:38 pm on Jan 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

The disruptive technology is e-paper. I mean folding screen, thin, light, and durable. Such a screen, alone with folding keyboard (again, thin, light, and durable), will give mobile a boost.

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