Android: An upsell attempt for Google services

Android may be a freely available open-source operating system, but Google hasn’t shied away from the idea that it hopes to profit by subsidizing its development. And with Google’s first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1 built by HTC, nigh upon us, it’s becoming clearer exactly how.Google executives have spoken about Android’s indirect benefits: the company wants to use it to accelerate the use and sophistication of mobile Internet browsing. “If the Internet is widely available, that’s good for us,” co-founder Sergey Brin said.To read this CNET story in full, see news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10068042-93.html.

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