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
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
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.