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Gphone gets mobile industry shaking in its little space boots
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The Google phone, Gphone for short, is speculated across a range of tech websites to be making it's first appearance today. Rumour suggests, however, that there will be no such thing as a Gphone and the OS will be dubbed 'Android'.

Symbian and Windows mobile are currently the two main mobiles OS's, however the Gphone is causing quite a stir and those in charge of the Google mobile are believed to have both Sprint and T-mobile involved with the sneak peek.

Tech site, The Inquirer reports that other up to 30 other big name companies including Qualcomm, Broadcom, HTC, Intel, Samsung, Motorola, Sprint, and Texas Instruments are also involved.

In a familiar move, and much unlike Microsoft who charge mobile companies a licensing fee, Goggle will use advertising revenues alone to turn a profit from its OS. The NY Times reports that the Gphone will appear as early as next year, while it lists Verizon Wireless and Vodaphone as possible operators involved with the phone.

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