A Google-work Orange

A Google-work Orange

Have you ever been away from your computer and wished you had Google in your hands? By 2008, you might have a lot more than that. Google, recently named Silicon Valley's most valuable business, and Orange, which is owned by France Telecom, Europe's second largest telecoms group, are joining forces to bring us the Google Phone. Chief of a main directorate of Google in Spain and Portugal, Isabel Aguilera, confirmed on Wednesday that Google has 18 products that are “in laboratory and one of them is the mentioned mobile telephone. However exciting this may sound, it is noted that “the device would not be revolutionary.It might have a screen similar to a video iPod, and would have built-in Google software that would significantly improve internet speed and reduce load time. Google are software experts and are doing some amazing work compressing data so that the mobile user gets a much better experience. One of the features:
  • Location-Based Searches: A tailored list of local cinemas, restaurants and other amenities, and maps and images from Google Earth.
Google is also working to make it's recently acquired YouTube easily accessible on handsets. Anssi Vanjoki, executive vice-president of Nokia, said:
if you don't have a mobile phone you will be making a declaration that you wanted to be outside organised society. People said I was crazy, but now everybody has a mobile phone. Today I'm saying that in 10 years' time the same will be true if you don't have the full internet in your pocket.
Perhaps this will not be as exciting or multi-functional as an iPhone, but it is another step in the advancement of the mobile devise and its worldwide connectivity.