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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Verizon Wireless Discusses a Mobile Search Deal With Google - NYTimes.com

Verizon Wireless Discusses a Mobile Search Deal With Google - NYTimes.com

Verizon Wireless and Google, two industry Goliaths that have seen each other as potential rivals, are discussing a partnership that would give Google’s search service a prominent spot on the screens of Verizon phones, according to people briefed on the talks.

The discussions are being spurred by the growing popularity of sophisticated devices like the iPhone that have simplified Web searching on mobile phones. New phones like those based on Google’s Android software, and models coming from Research in Motion and others, are likely to accelerate the trend.

Friday, August 22, 2008

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Verizon, Google Close To Mobile Search Deal

Verizon, Google Close To Mobile Search Deal from the Wall Street Journal reports that Google and Verzion are close on a deal. The deal would make Google the default search provided for Verizon mobile devices. In the past, Verizon and other mobile carriers were reluctant to let Google or other search companies invade this space, but that might be over with.

The Wall Street Journal says Verizon wants Google to create a new search platform that would be a one-stop shop. In exchange, Google would share the ad revenue with Verizon under this platform. The details of the deal are not complete yet.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Introducing the Android Security Team - Android Security Announcements | Google Grupper

Introducing the Android Security Team - Android Security Announcements | Google Grupper

Developers of Android, the Linux mobile platform spearheaded by Google Inc., are asking security experts for input.

The latest software development kit for Android was released earlier this week and plans are for the 1.0 version of the operating system to be shipped on mobile phones later this year.

Security is a priority. "As you may expect, building and maintaining a secure mobile platform is a difficult task," wrote the Android Security Team.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

T-Mobile to Offer First Phone With Google Software - NYTimes.com

T-Mobile to Offer First Phone With Google Software - NYTimes.com

Smartphone Is Expected via Google from the New York Times reports that T-Mobile will be the first carrier of the Google's Android powered mobile phone.

HTC is the manufacturer of the phone's hardware, while Google is heading up the software for the phone. The phone is expected to launch as early as October, well before the Christmas holiday season. It is expected that we'll hear Google announce the details of the phone sometime in September, according to the New York Times.

Sprint has also been working with Google, but has not yet confirmed when they will officially service the phone. AT&T and Verzion Wireless have both not made a commitment to provide service for the phone.

Google has officially confirmed the phone is coming this year.