Google is one of the most important companies on the internet because many of us are currently depending on the solution provided by the search giant. We receive mail messages on Gmail, we communicate via Google Talk, we write using Google Docs & Spreadsheets, and we schedule our events on Google Calendar. Some time ago, the company tried to create a mobile version of all these applications, so it’s obvious that the company aims to become of the main developers of mobile solutions. Although Google released Gmail mobile, Google News mobile and a mobile version of the Search Engine, the latest agreements made by the company show us that the search giant aims to be more than a handheld software developer.
Some time ago, Google made a partnership with Orange that made many specialists say that the company is planning a Google Phone, a special mobile device that will provide easy access to all the service developed by the company. Then, Google announced that they made a new agreement with Samsung, one of the most popular mobile phone producers in the entire world. Although Google denied the rumors of a Googlephone, it seems like the company already designed the first mobile technology, representing a powerful rival for the recently released iPhone.
Engadget published an article with two pictures containing a handheld device that displays a Google service combining Gmail and Google Talk.
“Color us skeptics on this one, but we've got a tipster claiming to have the scoop on Google Switch. This version of the mythical Googlephone is said to be the result of a collaboration with Samsung -- not Alpha Networks or HTC. Of course, it's a button-less touchscreen device as is the rage these days only this time with GPS built-in for pinpoint navigation around Google Maps.
What's pictured in that all too familiar blur (Photoshopped?) is the phone's contact program said to be an extended version of Gtalk combining Gmail, text and instant messaging. According to our tipster, the device doesn't have any on-board storage. That's right, all your applications are served up over the network with new apps "attached" to your account via a web interface. So what is it... the real deal or engorged fanboy fantasy? Check the gallery below for biggie pics suitable for dissection,” Engadget said in the article.