This afternoon Larry Page, gathered in Oviedo and hands Principe de Asturiasthe prestigious Prince of Asturias prize in the category of Communications and Humanities, granted to the famous search engine. Page has been tapped to assume the new HTC G1, to round off the event,regalando a Android G1 himself Prince Philip.
Changes in the Red Day by Day, tries to prove as the famous couple will also have the world at his feet in relation to the new open source mobile device this week put on sale, but must fight against heavyweights mobile phone industry.
Yesterday Rich Miner, that is the general manager of mobile platforms, commented on wool Mobile Internet World en Boston,the reason the company has launched to the complex pool of operating systems for mobile. Without going any further just after his words an audience member brings out the confict acclaimed always apparent from the dedication of Google platforms for open source and closed contract requires staying in T-Mobile for two years.
Miner slipped the package stating that T-Mobile subsidizes the cost of the phone making it cheaper to consumers so they are forced to change a contractual commitment to stay to recover costs. On the other hand indicated that the real mission Googleis to organize the world's information and make it more accessible and useful to everyone.
But Google is doing everything possible, as has happened today during delivery Principe de Asturias, for this new operating system called Android, is in the pockets of consumers by bundling the most popular applications Google this device embedded en movil. “The idea is to have hundreds of phones based on Androiddivided by the market” Miner continued commenting.
It is clear that putting theAndroid on many different devices and encourage their use and support from the community desarrolladore, will further lead to number one in Web searches, Miner is excused but saying that another motivation has been the lack of innovation that exists in the mobile world. “When someone controls a platform, is hard to innovate within the value chain” was commenting and adding that no one can fully control the Android platform.
MientrasGoogle makes its appearance in the multi billion dollar industry of mobile phones, There is much at stake that the company is in their favor. According to Google chief, the world is changing with more people than ever using mobile phones as their primary device for Internet access.
Today, There are over 3 billion mobile phone users in the world, hardly compared with 1.1 billion Internet users,if we add these figures that only about 200 million PCs are sold each year compared to 1.27 billions of mobile, We quickly realize that kind of adrenaline moves Google these days.
“Things are clearly changing, mobile phones are taking capabilities of legacy equipment and applications developers are taking their phones directly to consumers”, trend that Google also clearly hopes to benefit.
It is not simply create a new platform for application development, Miner commented, despite the open sourceAndroid is a key reason why Google hopes to have his big chance in the future of mobile.
Today, while the price of hardware continues to fall, the price of software development and licensing price keeps rising. In fact, “is rapidly approaching the 25 percent of the cost of the device” Miner continued commenting. This issue can create problems for countries in developing countries where mobile is the only voice and data link with the rest of the world.
On the other hand,Platform Android is based on a thin layer of Linux, which is open source and free to use and dispose of it. In addition to this factor, are financial incentives for developers and phone companies explore it along with the known wishes of the developers to defend open-source platforms in recent years.
It was not an easy task to gather in Android big egos of the mobile industry such as LG Electronics, Motorola, Samsung, Qualcomm, Intel, NTT DoCoMo, China Telecom and many other players on the international scene. “Is very different from a model that works in other open source standard that make it” Miner finished adding.
When asked if they were helping to create a murderer of iPhone, Miner stated that Google and Apple but now are offering competing platforms and competing, both have been able to capture the attention of developers and also,from long they have been working together on a number of projects aimed at mobile applications. Not specified but, Google has made some of its services available to iPhone the application Google Maps or the same You Tube.