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Google launches its cell phone ambitions

Tech giant unveils Android, its new software for mobile devices. Now it's up to phone makers to put Google's goods into gear.

On Monday, the tech giant unveiled Android, its new software for mobile devices. Now it's up to phone makers to put Google's goods into gear.

FCC chairman supports Google's Open Handset Alliance

Chairman Kevin Martin is pleased that Google has established an alliance around its open mobile handset software Android.
November 6, 2007

Will virus writers take aim at Google Android?

Android's debut has security researchers pondering the potential for an increase in mobile viruses.
November 6, 2007

Will Android be more like Google Earth or Orkut?

Android joins growing list of Google products and initiatives but stands out from the pack.
November 5, 2007

Search company's new mobile software platform could revolutionize the cell phone market, but consumers shouldn't hold their breath for cool new phones.
November 5, 2007

Google's Android not an iPhone

Google and Apple, close friends and partners in many areas, could be competing for the attention of smartphone shoppers next year even though they have different priorities.
November 5, 2007

Analysts expect Google to launch a Google phone now that it has an alliance of supporters behind its Android mobile platform.
November 5, 2007

Will Google fracture or unify mobile Linux?

Alliance is at least the fifth consortium tackling Linux-based mobile phone technology. Developer support could help determine its success.
November 5, 2007

Best phone ever: A Google phone wish list

Maybe we can finally truly find the perfect phone that'll match all our needs and be affordable at the same time.
November 5, 2007

In much the same way it changed the wired Internet, Google plans to revolutionize the mobile Web through its new open software platform.
November 5, 2007

With battle lines being drawn in the smartphone market, Google is placing its bets in the hands of Andy Rubin.
November 4, 2007

Google to unveil 'Android' phone software

Company expected to reveal plans for mobile phones, announce consortium of some 30 heavy hitters in the wireless industry, sources say.
November 2, 2007

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Mobile is the next frontier for Google, but how will it straddle the line between partnering and competing with major cell phone operators?
July 31, 2007