Google's Phone is NOT Coming



Sometime back, HUNT, reported a story about “confirmation of Google Phone”. Thousands of blogs and websites were flooded with the possible attributes of Google-phone, just like ours. But most of those possibilties are proven wrong with launch of Google’s Open Mobile Platform, called “Android”. One of the Googlers, Andy Rubin announced on Google blog:

Android is the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices. It includes an operating system, user-interface and applications — all of the software to run a mobile phone, but without the proprietary obstacles that have hindered mobile innovation

Google is actually offering this open software system to make Internet work smoothly on mobile phones. If this works, it might prove to be a boon to many Asian countries like India, where Mobile Internet needs lot of Oxygen to grow and prosper. Also, this may also prove to make out a bane to tightly controlled mobile industry, where you have pay even for things as basic as ringtones or news. Moreover, this may also shake out the position of Symbian OS, which currently has around 72% of market share in Mobile OS arena and give boom to linux( second to Symbian, around 13% of market share) based phones as becasuse ANDROID incorporates Linux and all Linux-based software.

The SDK will be available on Novemeber 12 and therby, Google will allow independant developers/designers to tinker with ANDROID, from next week. The Google based phones may appear in latter half of next year. Following are the key partners of GOOGLE in this initiative:

China mobile, NTT DoCoMo, Sprint Nextel, Telefonica, T-Mobile

LG, Motorola, Samsung

Broadcom, Intel, Nvidia, Qualcomm

There are actually 33 companies with whom Google has forged alliance. Android was launched as part of the Open Handset Alliance, an organization that has a lot of other important members: Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, Intel, NVIDIA, LG, Motorola, eBay, Nuance Communications and more. Android is based on the Linux Kernel and has some interesting particularities:

>> Linux-based software for mobile devices consisting of an operating system, middleware and key mobile applications

>>possible services: document creation, GPS, VoIP. Android breaks down the barriers to building new and innovative applications. For example, a developer can combine information from the web with data on an individual’s mobile phone — such as the user’s contacts, calendar, or geographic location — to provide a more relevant user experience.

>>Android does not differentiate between the phone’s core applications and third-party applications. They can all be built to have equal access to a phone’s capabilities providing users with a broad spectrum of applications and services.

>>With Android, a developer could build an application that enables users to view the location of their friends and be alerted when they are in the vicinity giving them a chance to connect.

>>Android provides access to a wide range of useful libraries and tools that can be used to build rich applications. For example, Android enables developers to obtain the location of the device, and allow devices to communicate with one another enabling rich peer-to-peer social applications.

So, all in all, it is this way that this Google product will be able to reach most of the places around the world at almost the same time unlike APPLE iPhone (it has been dubbed by TIME magazine, as invention of the year). We hope that through Android, there will availability of “copy-pasting” the text as there is no such-simple-basic-capability in iPhone. Here, we leave you with introduction video of ANDROID:

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