‘Google not doing a mobile phone’ & Clintonian truth

April 12, 2007 at 11:00 pm 1 comment

There were quite a few blog entries in the last month about the Google Phone project that Andy Rubin is leading. Sim Simeonov wrote one (and then took it off his blog), and others have followed.

Then came the denial from google “”We’re not doing a mobile phone,” Alan Eustace, senior vice president of engineering and research, said in an interview… “I’d like to find something that is broader, rather than do yet another mobile device.”

Lets read between the lines:

“Not doing a mobile phone:” ‘Doing’ GOOG is a software company. They are not doing any phones. But they are writing a Linux based Services & MMI layer for mobile phones. Which is why Alan added “something that is broader, rather than do yet another mobile device”

And the first instance is not a “phone” but a “RIM like device. And Clinton didn’t have “Sex” with that women…

This is GREAT that Google is doing this. And if they end up bringing the source back to the community (which is what the rumors are whispering in the valley) that would be great. If they will have the guts to take it directly to customers, bypass the operators and offer WiVOIP they will transform the mobile industry. What is sad is how they are handling it. They could easily have said “We are working on software solution for mobile phones that will drastically improve the user experience and enrich the services consumer enjoy and handsets with this software will be in the market in early 2008. Thats all we can say at this point” There is no reason to play these Clintonian word games. Just like Politics – by not standing up to what they are doing, and instead playing word games with the industry, they are hurting the core values of what they stand for and their brand. Pity.



Entry filed under: Devices, Google, Mobile, Open Source, Technology.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Ted Wugofski  |  April 13, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    I agree with your reading between the lines.

    GOOG is a publicly traded company, so I suspect there are issues around making casual “forward-looking” statements.


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