There have been rumors about the Google phone forever. Most of them have suggested that the mobile device would be a smartphone, developed by Google to compete directly with Apple’s iPhone. Eventually, the rumors proved to be false, but as it turns out, they did contain a nugget of truth.
Though Google announced it wouldn’t be releasing a smartphone, it admitted that it was indeed working on an open source mobile platform, Google Android (along with the 34 other companies comprising the Open Handset Alliance). Today, in Barcelona, Spain, the first phone operating with Google Android was unveiled, but will Android become the new mobile standard? Is Android the future for mobile phones?
To answer that question we’ll welcome the Editor In Chief for Engadget, Ryan Block.