Google to make gPhone announcement Monday

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The Back Burner: Things we didn't post this week

gphoneaedit.jpgAfter a brief repose from posting all things iPhone, our tips inbox was brimming — brimming, I say! — with news of the gPhone. Or gPhones. Or whatever Google is going to call it when it makes its announcement Monday. Yes, it’s coming. No, we’re not sure what it is. Yes, we’re excited about it.

Word on the street, though, is that gPhone will actually be a platform carriers and handset makers can add to their phones. By having its widgets on a variety of mobiles with no restrictions from carriers means that phone-to-phone or phone-to-PC tasks get much easier. Standardization is a good thing.

We’re also hearing rumors that gPhone will be ad-supported. The good: lower phone bills for gPhone users. The bad: ads before phone calls or in txt msgs.

The Goog does a good job of keeping ads at a tolerable level, let’s hope that continues into our pockets.

Google’s Mobile Plans To Be Revealed Monday [Information Week]

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