Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 4th Aug 2007 00:49 UTC, submitted by irbis
Google "Google's first mobile phone reportedly will run a Linux operating system on a Texas Instruments "Edge" chipset, and will likely ship to T-Mobile and Orange customers in the Spring of 2008. "GPhone" call minutes and text messages will apparently be funded by mobile advertising, according to reports." The report found at the popular embedded systems Linux news site LinuxDevices.
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this is news?
by Cloudy on Sat 4th Aug 2007 02:14 UTC
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anybody who has been paying attention for the last two years knows that the 'gphone' is an ti omap730 based linux 2.6 system. it'll be a stretch, but they just might make it work with the 850.

As for the business model, all you're seeing in the press is guesses that google will simply move it's intarweb business model to the telephony space.

i wouldn't count on it.

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