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Friday, February 08, 2008

Open Up and Say Android

Rumor has it, on Monday British chip player ARM will unveil a mobile phone that uses Google’s new open-source platform for cellphones aka Android. No details have yet been released (both companies were quoted as saying zip) but details aren’t really the point here in my opinion. It will be a phone. It will have Android. It will be written about by the press. Why? Partially because Google is involved and people are beginning to suspect that Google really runs the world. (They took over from the Freemason’s around 2003.) If Google does anything it must have significance because Google itself is so significant, right?

Beyond that, however, I think the real trend this highlights is the gradual opening up of the cellular world. Mobile phones are becoming more like PCs not only by having a more capabilities but also by having more in common. The balkanized technical landscape of the cellular world has always made it hard to develop applications and services. Google’s Android highlights efforts by big industry players to make mobile phones more similar and more usable by third parties.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, actually it seems Android is a vapo ware up to now. Barcelona was a big disappointment.

2:18 PM  

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