GoogOS Mobile? Surely notGoogOS Mobile? Surely not
The latest on Google to come out of the industry rumour mill is a tad confusing I have to say. It makes sense that the GPhone/Google Phone isn't actually a device - it's hardly Google's space - but I'm struggling to believe that it's a full fledged operating system, even if it is supposedly based on Linux.
October 9, 2007
The latest on Google to come out of the industry rumour mill is a tad confusing I have to say. It makes sense that the GPhone/Google Phone isn’t actually a device – it’s hardly Google’s space – but I’m struggling to believe that it’s a full fledged operating system, even if it is supposedly based on Linux.
Although Linux is used by most of the major handset vendors, it suffers from the same problems in the mobile world as it did on the desktop – there’s just too many distributions. Adding yet another would be madness, even if they were giving it away. My money’s on some kind of Googlised user interface, which incorporates all the Google web services and some kind of ad model.
The only problem with this scenario is that Google apps are already accessible on mobiles and in some cases are already preloaded on the device, which leads me to question just what it is Google has got up its sleeve. After the launch of Blyk I’m really sceptical about the ad supported mobile model, so it will be interesting to see what these guys come up with.
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