Google maps out plan for mobile success

by admin May 14, 2008 at 9:51 am

Google is aiming to make an impact in the mobile sector by focusing on web-based applications, super-fast search and location-based services.

The online search giant has been ramping up its mobile applications for some time and unveiled its own mobile operating system, Android, last year.

London is now the main base for Google’s mobile application development — with an 80-strong team — but the company also has centres in Bangalore, Beijing, Tokyo, Waterloo in Canada and Silicon Valley.

Speaking in London, Google’s engineering site director, Ann Mai Chang, said: “We’re focusing the majority of our development on web-based applications. One of the winning formulas is really a phone with a full web browser.”

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