Now this could end up being the biggest news in the mobile phone industry since the announcement of the iPhone. That is, if it turns out to be true. Analysts J. Gold Associates believes that the Google Android open source platform and Symbian are slowly but surely heading towards becoming one platform.
If for some reason you missed last week’s post on the two competing platforms, then you may not know that the Symbian CEO had made his intentions known a few days ago by saying he would collaborate with Google on Mobile OSes. Now it seems all this is not just talk.
“We expect that within the next three-six months, Symbian and Android will combine to provide a single open source OS,” J. Gold said. “Many of the same sponsors are involved in both initiatives.”
It appears to us that there could really be some truth behind all this. J. Gold Associates must have some special crystal ball over there! It’ll only be 3-6 months before we can tell if these guys are right. The strange part about that, is that we could just be getting our first Android devices at that time. Also, Google Android and Symbian merging would put Microsoft and Apple into serious fits, making it that much more difficult for them to compete with the new open source powerhouse gobbling up new mobile users.
Still, we have to put on our skeptic hats. How they will merge two platforms that have so many things different about them is beyond us. One is chocolate, the other is peanut butter. Two completely different things. However, we know how good they taste together!
Could this be part of the reasons everything is so hush in Mountain View?
For now this will be locked away into the rumor mill until someone from higher places conforms this.