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Google Phone Expected by Mid-2008

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  1. malware New Member

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    Internet giant Google is close to unveiling its long-planned strategy to announce Google-powered phones to market by mid-2008, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. 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. The Google-powered phones are expected to wrap together several Google applications - among them, its search engine, Google Maps, YouTube and Gmail email.

    Source: The Wall Street Journal Online
     
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    Sweet deal. To my understanding there are currently working on only window's based cell phones.
     
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    Hmm at least I don't think googles going to take over phones like they did with search internets.
     
  4. panchoman

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    gPhone FTW!!! :rockout: lol
     
  5. WhiteLotus

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    i really do hope they do call it that - then sell more than the iPhone.

    that would be ironic
     
  6. panchoman

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    google seems to be slowly take over the world lol, they've been challenging a lot of companies in lots of fields. i dont mind though, i love google.
     
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    sorry thread hi-jacking


    Is Google doing as OS, or is that just wishful thinking?
     
  8. panchoman

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    yeah, they have 2 oses of their own. goobuntu is their for people os, and then they have their own os for operating their servers. goobuntu ftw
     
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    SO this is a cell phone with google services?
     
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    Ugh... like I say all the time. Google in 2 years will be what Yahoo is today. And I don't mean that in a good sense.
     
  11. panchoman

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    well almost everything that goods been working on seems to be kick ass so.
     
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    My father works for google. As far as I know, or what they internal search engine says (which is called moma), there is no physical gPhone, but a software package for window based mobile phones. As for the O/S, google employees has the option to use Goobuntu, which is a custom Ubuntu (i believe based on 6.10), from booting the live o/s via the internal network, then running the installer.
     
  13. panchoman

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    have you tried out goobuntu ktr?
     
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    Not yet... but i wont suspect much...it might just be normal ubuntu, with preloaded google apps and themes...
     
  15. panchoman

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    well we wont know till you try it lol
     
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    I can't wait for google to get taken off the webs :) *comes up with evil plan*

    I personally prefer yahoo search.

    sorry, i had to throw in my .02
     
  17. ktr

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    all depends on my old man...he is still has the laptop that was provided before google bought the company he works for. He said that end of the year he will get a new laptop, but he wants a mac, and i dunno if goobuntu works on the mac ( i think only on there thinkpads, for they have network boot).
     
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    I wonder how they provide PHONE service... buy up ATT... we know they have the cash too...
     
  19. ktr

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    doesnt matter...for its not a hardware/physical phone, but a software package for windows mobile phones.
     

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