Google phone to be!

    For more than one year now, rumors have been circulating that Google wants and will conquer the mobile market. This is not surprising, it is difficult to find a sphere of interests wherever the largest Internet company puts its paw. Earlier there were rumors that Google hired a staff of specialists in the development of mobile applications. Then there were small notes in various online publications that Google began developing a google phone.

    Below I will provide a translation of one of these publications:
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    Most of the news regarding the phone from Google is unconfirmed or based on rumors. However, there are some things that we know for sure. Here are some points of interest.
    * Mobile device under development: Isabelle Agüler, Google’s executive manager, confirms that Google is currently developing a mobile phone. However, Isabelle does not say that anything will come of this project.

    * Google made some interesting purchases: In July 2005, Google acquired Android, a company that makes software for mobile phones.
    Also in 2005, Google bought Skia, a small company that focused on developing 2D graphics engines for mobile devices. Skia previously made a product called SGL, which is a “portable graphics engine.”
    Google also acquired ReqWireless, an organization specializing in browsers and email software for mobile devices. Many believe that Google has moved the workforce from Android, Skia, and ReqWireless to the Google phone development team.

    * Google plans to enter the scope of data transfer protocols: Dave Gerard, vice president and general manager of Google, said that Google Talk will soon expand into VoIP and traditional telephone systems. Currently, Google Talk provides instant communication capabilities and allows users to make free PC to PC calls.

    * Google apps related to phones are shown everywhere: at the Las Vegas electronics show, Samsung and Google announced that applications such as Google search, Google Maps and Gmail will be built into Samsung phones. This “collaboration” seeks to develop the market from “computer Internet to mobile Internet.”

    Motorola was also noted. They planned to sell devices with the Google logo, which would allow users to “connect directly to Google” for “personalized personalized searches.” Phones were planned to be released in early 2006, but so far this has not happened.

    Only a few months after the announcement of Samsung, LG joined the leaders. Their press release said, “LG ​​and Google will jointly sell LG-Google phones and further expand their collaboration to develop more advanced digital products in the future.”

    * Google also introduced interesting patents: In 2005, Google introduced a patent for an application that predicts what users will search based on their search history, geo-targeting, and search time. This functionality would apparently allow users to locate restaurants, entertainment centers, taxis, etc. that are most suitable for him.

    In 2006, Google approved a patent for code division multiple access technology. In other words, they have the technology to speed up data transfer through the phone and other mobile devices.

    Another patent describes a technology for delivering advertisements to mobile devices. This advertisement, when activated, can make a call to the advertiser’s phone instead of directing the user to a new page.

    In April 2006, Google granted a patent for a technology that supports voice search. This means that users can say out loud what they are looking for instead of typing it. These features have been tested on PC in Google Labs, but they have the potential for mobile use.

    * Google attracts mobile experts: Google is looking for program developers and other new employees to help develop a “new innovative product.”

    * Executive Eric Schmidt knows what the future holds for mobile: when Eric Schmidt was asked about new technologies, he replied, “mobile, mobile, mobile.” He noted that the mobile industry has the greatest prospects and areas of growth.


    * More executive managers of Google speak about telephone rumors: less than a week later, Isabelle Aguilera confirmed that the mobile device was in research and development, other employees disproved her words. Richard Kimber said: “At the moment, we are more focused on software, not on the phone.” That is, a “telephone” exists.

    Vinton Cerf noted that this is outside the field for Google to take on the development of a mobile device: “Becoming a hardware manufacturer is not our marketing model.” However, critics might argue that it is becoming an advertising giant also outside the model for the company - which is also a software developer.

    Google’s vice president of R&D, Alan Eustace, has confirmed the rumors about the phone, saying specifically, “We are not making a mobile phone.” Rather, Eustace hoped to do something “bigger ... than another regular mobile phone,” and noted that Google was thinking about ways to use its applications in the mobile sector.

    * Analysts think Google is developing software, not a cell phone: Gen Munster, a Jaffray analyst, speculated that Google is developing software for the iPhone and other mobile devices. This software would include web searches and maintenance, given the user's location. This version matches the words of some representatives of Google, Samsung, Motorola and LG, as well as some of the patents that Google submitted.


    There is interesting information, but it has not been confirmed. Despite the fact that the Google phone has not yet been officially announced, there are a large number of assumptions on this topic. What is real or not, only Google knows for sure.

    * Google has published a review about a Samsung-designed phone: the logo on MobileBurn claims to have participated in a review for a Google-designed phone by Samsung. He “forgot” to remove the picture with the specification of the phone, where it was clear what he had: Wi-Fi and a 2 megapixel camera. Also in other screenshots, many details about the phone were visible. It includes: standard Google apps like Gmail, Maps, Blogger, a QWERTY drop-down keyboard, and a screen that flips the image depending on the position.

    * Google and Orange are negotiating: Orange, a European telecommunications group, is negotiating with Google to enter into a “partnership” of several billion dollars "to create a GooglePhone

    * High Tech Computer is currently producing a Google phone: DigiTimes reports that High Tech Computer (HTC) has launched GooglePhone, with up to one million copies and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2007. The phone will be released in 2008, with support from Orange.

    * This is not a GPhone, it is a “Switch”:
    Engadget announces the release of a phone that is a product of Google’s collaboration with Samsung. The phone should have a touch screen, a universal system for Google Maps and Gtalk, which includes Gmail, text and instant messaging.

    * Google phone will be without internal memory: Engadget informs readers that an anonymous source said that the phone will not have any internal memory, which means that all applications will function via the Internet. In this configuration, new applications can be connected to your account using the network interface.

    Venture capitalist Simeon Semenov cites an internal source that says the phone will look like a Blackberry, with a “C ++ core,” “optimized for Java, and support VoIP.

    In general, if we analyze these facts and assumptions, then nothing concrete can be said. In my opinion, Google will make advancements in the mobile sector, but whether this will result in a full-fledged mobile phone is not clear. As they say, time will tell ...

    And just recently:

    Google is planning to announce its own mobile platform over the next two weeks. It will be completely open and will allow manufacturers of mobile devices to release Googlephone. The first such device is expected to be released in mid-2008. Cnews

    Thus, an official announcement from Google is due to appear soon. Let's wait ...


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