Google’s new smartphones will be ready by the end of this year amidst reports from The Telegraph. Google currently works with phone makers like Motorola, Nexus, LG and HTC.With Google’s new smartphones, who says Google will assume control over design,
With Google’s new smartphones, who says Google will assume control over design, manufacturing, and software. It doesn’t detail much about the upcoming smartphone, citeD a senior source at Google.
Android is the most predominant operating system for smartphones in the market as four out of five phones use Android. Since Google does not have a firm control over manufacturing, most of the phone makers modify Android before putting it in their phones but a few like Nexus phones come with an almost pure Android experience.
With Google’s new smartphones, it seems highly unlikely that the company will close Android for others when it comes out with its own model. But if it does come out with its own smartphone, it will give Google an edge over others. The Google phone will help the company control how its Operating System can be best optimized.
At the IO conference this year, Google launched its virtual reality project named Daydream. While it’s very much possible that Google may launch the VR headset simply for others to utilize, another possibility also makes sense that the company might have kept its own smartphone in mind while making Daydream.Two of the major Android clients,
Two of the major Android clients, Samsung and HTC, have already built their own VR headsets. And it would be poor planning on Google’s part if it plans to give away its “high-quality mobile VR” to smaller players in the market.
All in all, this move could possibly tighten Google’s grip in the mobile software industry and compete directly with Apple.
Let’s wait and see how Google will play this out.