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[News] Google to Use Linux to Get Grip on Mobile Internet

  • Subject: [News] Google to Use Linux to Get Grip on Mobile Internet
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2007 13:26:17 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Why Google is Building a Phone

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| On the Internet Yahoo and Microsoft are playing second fiddles to Google when 
| it comes to search and ad revenue. But when it comes to mobile phones Yahoo 
| and Microsoft are way ahead of Google.  


Also new:

Who’s Afraid Of Apple & Google? Not Symbian

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| When asked about Google OS, Symbian folks said that all that is out there has 
| been rumors. When it happens, they will talk about it at that point. 
| Panagrossi said that the company has spent over $750 million on developing 
| its OS, and has a developer network, along with partnerships with handset 
| makers and carriers, that others will have to develop.    


Watch Linux in Japan's smartphones market. It's like 30%.

The iPhone ignited interest, but devices will remain niche products

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| Google supposedly shows its gPhone to investment community. The intent here 
| is to move a search and advertising platform to smart phones as part of the 
| company's growth strategy.  



Five Facts About Google Phone

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| Initially there was one prototype, but over past few months Google has the 
| mobile OS running on 3-to-5 devices, most of them likely made by HTC, a 
| mobile phone maker, and all have Qwerty apps. The model that folks have seen 
| is very similar to the T-Mobile Dash. Around 3GSM, there were rumors that 
| Google, Orange and HTC were working together on mobile devices.    


Linux Sees 'Astronomic' Growth in Mobile Devices

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| "We were very aware that the growth in mobile for Linux was huge, but we 
| didn't know it was so astronomic," Amanda McPherson, marketing director for 
| the Linux Foundation, told LinuxInsider. "These are very encouraging 
| numbers." Why Linux has drawn significant support from the community of 
| handset manufacturers can be explained on several fronts, McPherson said.    


Forget iPhone, the Gphone is here

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| Google, the nearly $13.5 billion search engine major, is believed to be a 
| fortnight away from the worldwide launch of its much-awaited Google Phone 
| (Gphone) and has started talks with service providers in India for an 
| exclusive launch on one of their networks.   


Google spending hundreds of millions on mobile

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| Anian, a Reuters company that tracks industry trends for institutional 
| investors, reported last month that Google had engaged Taiwan's High Tech 
| Computer Corpto design a Linux 
| software-based phone for launch in the first quarter of 2008.   


Closed iPhone opens road for Linux phones

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| With iPhone a closed platform, Linux gets an wide-open road for phones and 
| other smart devices 


My summer fling with iPhone

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| So like many a summer fling, the iPhone has left me with a tinge of 
| disappointment. But since I am locked into a long-term relationship, I am 
| trying to make the best of it.  


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