Is China’s e28 is going to be a Google Gphone software and handset manufacturer?
We told you about the rumors of the talks between Google and Verizon earlier but now here is a totally different angle to the Gphone story. Apparently the buzz is that China’s e28 is going to be a Google Gphone software and handset manufacturer. However this report is unconfirmed so we don’t know how reliable the news is. E28 is a leading provider of mobile Linux convergence technology and will fit the Google mantra of keeping everything open. e28 and partner NewStep recently completed testing of a seamless handoff of GSM/VoIP interoperability over WLAN and cellular networks and maybe this is the reason why Google may opt for their services.
If Google chooses e28 as the Gphone manufacturer and Linux software provider, then it will quite a coup! We can literally picture the phone that makes calls using a low cost VOIP system on cellular networks and WIFI, plus seamlessly integrating data across diverse technology platforms. To top it all off, an open platform that will allow any programmer to develop add-on applications! Maybe we have reached Geek Utopia!