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Googles Android seen gaining support

Google’s Android operating system is gaining support in the mobile industry, with 8 million Android phones to be sold in 2009, reports Reuters, citing a Strategy Analytics forecast.

BenQ preps Android handset

The Washington Post reports that the mobile division of BenQ may have filed for bankruptcy in February 2007, but that isn’t stopping the Taiwanese consumer electronics company from launching a new smartphone on Google’s Android operating system next year.

Yahoo expands global mobile presence

Internet giant Yahoo has pushed its mobile platform to another nine countries, taking its service offering to a total of 17 countries worldwide across more than 400 devices.

Motorola eyes Christmas launch for Android phones

Motorola plans to release a new line of Android-based handsets in time for holiday sales, reports PC World.

Analyst: Google building its own Android phone

Google is planning to launch a branded smartphone that will bypass mobile operators and compete with handset vendors running its own Android platform, reported TheStreet yesterday.

Google moves from mobile OS to computer OS

Google is following up the launch of its open-source operating system (OS) for mobiles – Android – with news that the firm is developing an OS for personal computers.

Google CEO to discuss his role on Apple’s board

Reuters reports that Google’s chief executive Eric Schmidt said he will talk to Apple about how his role on its board might change after Google’s move to launch its new ‘Chrome’ operating system.

Google Voice coming to Android, BlackBerry

CNet News reports that Google is ready to bring Google Voice to the smartphone.

Google’s ‘My Location’ launches on iPhone browser

Google on Wednesday rolled out the ‘My Location’ feature for Google.com on the iPhone, reports CNet News. Visitors to Google from the Safari browser of an iPhone will be greeted with a hyperlink urging them to enable ‘My Location.’

Google Q2 net rises 19%

Google second-quarter earnings rose by a better-than-expected 19 percent on the Internet giant’s ability to manage costs, but revenue growth slowed, indicating that advertising conditions remain challenging, according to Dow Jones Newswires.