What Wed Like to See from Google Before 2009 - First Thing

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-08-22 Print this article Print

What We'd Like to See
from Google Before 2009

1. Android

Have rumors of its demise been greatly exaggerated? More than a month after reports that phones based on the mobile operating system wouldn't see the light of day, new evidence from FCC filings shows that the HTC Dream based on Android can go on sale Nov. 10. With Apple's iPhone in hot demand, Google can't afford not to deliver Android phones before year's end.

Can Google equal or surpass the $17.6 billion or so it earned in online advertising in 2007? That remains to be seen, as do several other things as Google hurtles forward in high-tech for the last four months of the year. In 2007, the company added some more irons to the fire with Android and OpenSocial, both of which should bear some fruit this year. But it's also lost key team members to rival Facebook. Here's what we'd like to see from Google before the New Year.

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