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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Symbian sour about Google Android


Google's dominance of the web will not translate to the mobile phone market says Symbian VP John Forsyth.

Mr Forsyth said there was nothing to indicate that Google's dominance of the web would make it successful as a mobile phone platform provider. "Search and a mobile phone platform are completely different things. "It's costly, arduous and at times a deeply unsexy job of supporting customers day by day in launching phones. That's something there's very little experience of in Google's environment.

Since when have Google ever cared about sexy? Symbian may disagree that a company 1,000 times its size has the resources to foster a competitive Open Source initiative, but the market has come to the opposite conclusion.

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