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In a move likely to be hailed as the final blow for the walled gardens favored till now by the wireless operators, Google is said to be leveraging Linux and Java to open up the wireless handset market in the same way that it just launched OpenSocial to break open social networking and get beyond the walled garden approach of, for example, Facebook. According to USA Today this morning,  Google today "plans to announce the formation of an 'open phone' coalition, with the goal of developing an operating system for the so-called Google Phone." In the key quote from the article, Morgan Gillis of the LiMo Foundation, says: "If you're a developer, you'll be able to develop (applications) for the new Google Phone very quickly."AT&T and Verizon Wireless are "noticeably absent" from the coalition, claims USA Today, adding that it's because they do not wish to support a device t... (more)

Google and 34 Others Launch Android Platform, Form the Open Handset Alliance

A broad alliance of leading technology and wireless companies today joined forces to announce the development of Android, calling it "the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices." Google, T-Mobile, HTC, Qualcomm, Motorola and others have collaborated on the development of Android through the Open Handset Alliance, a multinational alliance of technology and mobile industry leaders. This alliance shares a common goal of fostering innovation on mobile devices and giving consumers a far better user experience than much of what is available on today's mobile pla... (more)

emoze's Push-Email Upgrade Supports Google Apps

emoze has upgraded its free software that provides secure push email to mobile phones all over the world, to support Google Apps. This service from Google enables consumers and businesses to use their own custom domain names with several Google products. "We continuously listen to our customers and develop our product to address features and enhancements they propose," said Naftali Shani, chairman of emoze. "As communication technology continues to converge, personal and business users expect to be connected to their information even when they are on the go. Our newest features n... (more)

SMobile Systems' Security Solution for Google's Android

SMobile Systems has created a mobile security solution for devices coming to market using the Android platform, the Google-initiated, Linux-based open source mobile operating system. On Monday, November 12, the Open Handset Alliance released the Android's software development kit. SMobile's team of security engineers immediately went to work to create a security solution designed specifically for the platform. Recently, SMobile Systems announced its standard security offering, called SecurityShield an integrated application that includes anti-virus, anti-spam and firewall p... (more)

Google Chrome: Full On Support From Auslogics

Auslogics says it will fully support the new web browser Google Chrome poised to become a powerful Internet Explorer rival. The users of Auslogics BoostSpeed may be the first to experience the full Google Chrome support. This computer performance optimization software will protect the privacy of Google Chrome users, as well as optimize the new browser speed, all by the end of September 2008. According to Google, the new browser can add value for users while driving innovation on the web. However many believe that this is the company's next step towards dominating the Internet and... (more)