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Google CEO talks about the coming mobile revolution

On Monday Google CEO Eric Schmidt did a wide-ranging interview in which he shared new details about where Google sees the mobile revolution heading in the years ahead.

On Monday at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Google CEO Eric Schmidt did a wide-ranging interview  in which he shared new details about where Google sees the mobile revolution heading in the years ahead.

Schmidt talked about:

  • The next version of Android (codenamed "Gingerbread")
  • Turning phones into digital wallets
  • Integrating Near Field Communications (NFC) into next-gen smartphones
  • Net Neutrality in the wireless world
  • The differences between Android and Chrome OS
  • Google's approach to building its own devices

The Google chief also showed off an "unannounced" Android device running Gingerbread. This appears to confirm the recent rumors about the Google Nexus S, the successor to the Nexus One that is supposedly built by Samsung (similar to Galaxy S) and runs the stock Android OS and will be available through T-Mobile rather than being an unlocked device like the Nexus One.

Here is the entire 44-minute interview:

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7 comments
cbader
cbader

I thought Google wanted to take the carriers out of the equation and give the customer a choice? By making the new phone exclusive to T-Mobile they have essentially bowed to the carriers and limited consumers choice once again.

alan.sewards
alan.sewards

I hate these videos! Can't we have some old-fashioned journalism with words?

AOS/VS
AOS/VS

You have to remember that bold predictions of the future rarely come true. I can see a couple of obstacles to keep this revolution happening at least in the near term. It's in Schmidt's best interest to push this and hope it happens. Google will make a lot of money if it does.

santosh_c
santosh_c

Wow !!! Good News Waiting for this revolution :)

Ryalsbane
Ryalsbane

I usually won't watch them unless the topic is something that I am very, very interested in. Content is king. Glitz and glamour, not so much.

Rayezilla
Rayezilla

Yeah, is there any way we could get a transcript of this? I'm trying to read while at work. (on my break, of course) :)