Well I didn’t see this coming. We were all so excited by the rumoured soon to be arriving Google phone that we didn’t remember that Google is a company that makes revenue from delivering advertising.

A proprietary mobile phone would do that but only to a limited audience. An open source mobile phone operating system, with buy-in from a number of mobile handset makers, spreads that potential audience massively.

Now where does this leave the radio spectrum auction stateside – what are Google’s intetions there?

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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