MWC: Google unveils new ‘Mobile First’ mantra

MWC: Google unveils new ‘Mobile First’ mantra

 

Mobile is at the heart of Google’s future, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said at Mobile World Congress yesterday (16 February).

Schmidt unveiled a new Google manta – ‘Mobile First’ – and highlighted three unique areas had now converged on the mobile device: computing power, interconnectivity and cloud services.

He added: ‘The phone is where these three all interconnect and you need to get these three waves right if you want to win.’

Google’s top programmers were now concentrating on mobile as their primary focus, said Schmidt. He also pointed to the company’s recent acquisitions in the mobile space, such as AdMob.  

Google’s Android platform is now running across 26 different devices, and Android handset manufacturers are selling more than 60,000 per day – a figure that has doubled over the last quarter.

The platform now supports Flash – the full Flash version (10.2) rather than Flash Lite – allowing gaming and movies over handsets.

The move gives Android devices an advantage over the iPhone, which does not support Flash technology. 

Written by Mobile Today
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