Google’s Cell Phone Strategy

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Photoshop ninjary by BigDave.

As predicted on this site less then 1 week ago on this blog…..

Google will not be making a “G-Phone” instead they will be contributing to the operating system and building applications.

From the Press Release:

Despite all of the very interesting speculation over the last few months, we’re not announcing a Gphone. However, we think what we are announcing — the Open Handset Alliance and Android — is more significant and ambitious than a single phone. In fact, through the joint efforts of the members of the Open Handset Alliance, we hope Android will be the foundation for many new phones and will create an entirely new mobile experience for users, with new applications and new capabilities we can’t imagine today

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.

Techcrunch has a great writeup although no credit 2 shoestradaums for the prediction

This is truly awesome news!

40 thoughts on “Google’s Cell Phone Strategy

  1. Mubin

    So far for 2007 you have been rocking with your predictions.

    Can I ask for a status update on that penny auctions site that you started? I know you probably don’t like doing it, but enquiring minds want to know!

  2. Mubin

    Damn Shoe I just saw the feedburner chicklet. Im pretty sure the Google glitch is over and yet your still down to 14k? That’s some thing crazy!

    BTW. When you gonna tell everyone the big secret? :)

  3. Leighton

    lol at shoestradaumus ….. Yes you have certainly been on point with your predictions. Let us now sit back and watch the evolution of this industry. Or better yet jump in and take advantage of it!

  4. serge

    The Feedburner count is broken (not reporting properly). Many sites have lower counts today. Google it.

  5. Hustle Strategy

    did you really not read the multiple news articles saying they were not doing a gphone from a month ago? that they were sending out the phones to developers (50,000) for developing in december? i can predict google will go to 700, because it already has and it is widely publicized.

  6. jim

    aaaahhahaa nice, i like how you refreshed that image a little (i think anyway, I don’t remember it being *shoe*stradamus last time)… good call though

  7. Jack

    Shoe, Can you kick the font size up a couple of notches on your home page?

    I am starting to get eye strain trying to read that teenie, weenie type!

    Thanks, One Eyed Jack


    This IS great news. I feared Google would come out with something clunky because, well, they just don’t do hardware. The idea, of course, would be to have the logic of the software done by Google, the UI by Apple, the hardware by Samsung and the network be Skype, but this is a good step in the right direction.

  9. Steven Finch

    It just seems that the markets Google are losing in, they try to form alliances to have any chance at gaining marketshare. And they have the power to do it!

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