Jitendra Madhav Ramchandani

March 24, 2007

SWITCH on! Google trying to say Hello! (?)

The news is in the air that Google is making a device similar to Blackberry.

The probable features will be:-

1. Running C++ at the core
2. Operating system Bootstrap
3. Java
4. Proposes VoIP!

And the phone will be called SWITCH.

It is said that the programs running the operations are stored on the network. It sounds too advanced. Perhaps a new network protocol comes up with this. Wow!

One of the Google Heads in Europe - Isabel Aguilera, confirmed on March 15 2007, that Google is developing a mobile phone.

While Google USA spokeswoman didn’t clear the picture with her ambiguous statement. “Mobile is an important area for Google and we remain focused on creating applications and establishing and growing partnerships with industry leaders to develop innovative services for users worldwide. However, we have nothing further to announce.”


Google is partnering with Samsung and Orange to build this phone. It was evident in January when Google and Samsung entered into a partnership to pack the mobile versions of Google Maps, Search and G-Mail on some Samsung phones.

They have already made three acquisitions to obtain the technology and expertise and the skill to produce and strategize their product.

Google acquired a mobile software maker company called Andriod in 2005, and afterwards in 2006, Google acquired Reqwireless, a mobile application company. Skia was the third acquisition by Google. This Company produced Portable Graphics Engine that helps rendering 2D graphics on handheld devices.

Now collaborating with Samsung and Orange they are perhaps making a ground to SWITCH it on.

As of now the phone model is not known but here are a few guesses:

According to the present situation we can only speculate. The actual picture will take form in a few months.

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