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With Google seemingly untouchable in conventional online search, how will they fare in the Mobile market? With Apple favouring Bing on their hugely popular iPhone, could Google suffer a mobile search slide?
Without question, the mobile Internet is going to become an increasingly important battlefield for the major search engines. Google have already announced their intentions with the release of their Android operating system and their first dedicated Google phone, the Nexus One. Last week Apple waded in by announcing their intention to include Bing as the iPhone’s default search browser. So where will it all end?
Google and Apple appear to be at loggerheads over just about everything currently. Microsoft and Google have always enjoyed a frosty relationship with rival products in a wide variety of sectors. But despite the strength of their competitors, Google have always remained relatively unscathed in their core market (search), whilst also gaining footholds elsewhere (Chrome OS, Chrome browser and Android); however, could a massive increase in mobile search scupper them?
In Stephen Logan’s post of what to look for in search in 2010 he mentioned the developments in the Mobile Search and, specifically, Google Goggles.
Now that Google have released their first mobile phone device ‘Nexus’ powered by its Android operating system, it’ll be fascinating to see how search for mobile phones and the various extended applications develop in this hugely competitive and lucrative area. Read more