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Google Phone News: This Not Just in from the WSJ



My feeds were buzzing this morning over a Wall Street Journal article discussing the infamous Google GPhone. At last–I thought–if the WSJ is talking about it, then they must have something substantial to share.

Alas, my hopes were dashed.

Don’t get me wrong, for the WSJ’s audience, its "Can a Google Phone Connect With Carriers?" article is a good summary of what we’ve (you and I) have been talking about for months. But, don’t read the article expecting to find some solid new information that hasn’t already been dissected elsewhere in the blogosphere.

Still, there was one glimmer of news, and here it is…

Within the next two weeks, Google is expected to announce advanced software and services that would allow handset makers to bring Google-powered phones to market by the middle of next year, people familiar with the situation say.

That’s really all you need to know.

I feel like one of those book summary companies you see in biz mags. "Not enough time to read the WSJ, we’ll summarize it for you!" ;-)

  • http://www.steverenner.com Steve Renner

    Man this is wild. Is there any market that Google will Not be in? It’s not clear if Google is going to be the carrier, or just make the phones.

    Anyway, it’s not surprising.

    All The Best!

    Steve

  • http://www.bracingyourbrand.com/ Rob Kingston

    Hah – just what I wanted to know. I can’t wait to hear what they announce. Knowing Google though, it’ll be bound to blow us away.

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  • http://horisly.blogspot.com Motor Cars

    people talking about the GPhone all days, but who really know the detail, all just rumors, no sense.

  • Sercaux

    Supposedly, Google will design the software, LG will make the phones, and T-Mobile will provide the service ( http://www.newsvisual.com/newsvisual/2007/10/google-and-t-mo.html ). Whether or not this will be successful remains to be seen in my opinion. Google really has no experience making any type of hardware products (Apple makes computers, a big reason why iPhone was successful). Basically, Google is relying heavily on brand recognition for this phone. I hope it is enough.

  • http://www.google-phone-android.com/ Google android

    I think that Google Android has created a new IT Business. For example, on linkedin, there are many job posts for Android developers. This is great! A new business!!!