Google finally launches the Nexus One that will support AT&T 3G. According to the Nexus One/Google blog, the mobile phone now supports both T-Mobile (U.S.) and AT&T 3G frequencies, so that you can choose the model according to your network. Not that this move will dethrone the supreme iPhone, but things do look good for Google. AT&T’s far superior 3G network can allow things to turn in Google’s favor.
Google has opened the gates for its new online store, the Apps Marketplace. This new list of “Software-as-a-Service” applications created a new area of revenue generation for the company, which used to earn wholly from search-based advertisements. The store include services like CRM, ERP, fax and various others that integrate with Google’s cloud computing platform.
Google as we all know is the current supreme leader of online search and advertising. If you are interested to know how the company performed and out-performed all others in the last ten years, the revenue data will help you in that. In 2001 Google’s revenue was just $86 million. In 2009 it is $23.65 billion, that’s a jump of over 270 times!
Yet one more area Google steps in. This time it is on-line image editing. Google announced today that it has bought Picnik, a web based image editing website. The company did not disclose the acquisition terms. Picasa, Google’s flagship image sharing web application is limited when it comes to direct image manipulation and editing. Picnik resolves it, and enhances the company’s chance to compete head-on with Adobe’s PhotoShop.com.
As per Google, there are almost 60,000 Android based cellphones being shipped every day, worldwide. Google CEO Eric Schmidt revealed this data at the Mobile World Congress. Considering this data is correct, this means that the total number of Android phones sold would be over 20 million a year. That’s a massive amount, which is enough to put Android ahead of all the iPhone sales by the end of 2010 or early 2011.
Google has just announced that the company will begin testing its own fiber-optic broadband network. The company believes that the network speed across U.S. is simply not enough. Google promises to setup a broadband speed of over 1Gbps. It will start the trial at certain locations in U.S. and will offer this speed initially to 500,000 users. So why would Google do this?
In a rather surprising move, Google added multi-touch functionality to Nexus One by an over-the-air update. Once the system is updated, users can take advantage of the “pinch-to-zoom functionality” on the device’s web browser, photo gallery and Google maps. Although the Nexus One by itself is a powerful device, the lack of multi-touch capability somehow made it sub-par, especially when it was compared with the iPhone.