Google’s Cell Phone Strategy

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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!