Google’s Android mobile operating system is expecting to have a very successful year.
The company held its earnings call last week, during which time it said Android should have a very strong year. CEO Eric Schmidt said people are becoming aware of the many uses of Android, an open source software. The company also recently announced an upgrade in new software, which has been released to the technical community.
“There are announcements happening between now and the end of the year that are quite significant from operators and new hardware partners in the Android space, which I won’t preannounce except to say that they really do fulfill much of the vision that we laid out more than a year ago,” Schmidt said.
“On the netbook side, there are a number of people who have actually taken Android and ported it over to netbook or netbook-similar devices,” Schmidt added. “So we think that’s another one of the great benefits of the open source model that we’ve used. We’re excited that that investment is occurring. And again, largely outside of Google, which we think is great.”
Google originally invested in Android, which is free, in hopes of getting more than 15 percent to 20 percent of mobile subscribers using the Web and search on their phones and clicking on Google ads.
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