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)
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 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 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
Recently, SMobile Systems announced its standard security offering, called
SecurityShield an integrated application that includes anti-virus, anti-spam
and firewall p... (more)
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)