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Google Is Paying Carriers and Phone Makers to Adopt Android

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bluecoyote

Mar 28, 2010, 9:18 PM

AT&T laughs, Palm sighs

So Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mo are all striking deals to push Google's fragmented platform. Google gets a healthy ad cut while they scramble to push a Droid over a Nexus One over a Hero (incredibly, none of which run the same version of the OS right now and all of which are piles of crap.) Of course, none of that ad money goes to covering the ETF or lowering the handset cost or keeping the handsets up to date or lowering the service cost....

Meanwhile, AT&T has the iPhone which gets continued development and support. I'm pretty sure AT&T is laughing all the way to the bank. I'm willing to bet Verizon, knowing the long-term outlook on Android would drop every pathetic smartphone they sell to be in AT&T's shoes.

Palm is in deep crap, too. ...
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SMartinez89

Mar 25, 2010, 2:57 PM

Take that apple

Smile Very Happy Drooling Surprised Shocked Laughing Razz Rolling Eyes Wink
Are you stupid? but Apple has $40 in the bank

http://www.macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/ comments/apple_shares_hit_new_all_time_intrad ay_closing_highs_100323/

If Apple wanted to outperform Google they would release the iPhone to every Carrie...
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trojandrew

Mar 26, 2010, 12:32 PM

So what you're saying is...

...it's similar to Apple's profit share model with AT&T for iPhone sales?

Actually it's just the Google model straight up, look at it like a big affiliate ad program except instead of revenue generated through links to / through Google ads from your site it's a phones sold through carriers that wind up in end users' hands that then Google search their brains out. The carriers are just big affiliates paid out on ad revenue through the phones they sell.

Nothing evil or shocking at all about this.
Exactly nothing evil about it. People just like to throw stones, be it android or iphone haters. Just use what the heck you like, and be content.
InnocentEd

Mar 25, 2010, 3:43 PM

So What?

How is this different than any other partnership in any technology business?
You know for a FACT that either AT&T is paying Apple for exclusivity or Apple is paying AT&T not to use anything else or something along those lines.

Google is creating partnerships....

You don't think Microsoft is going to try to do the same things? You don't think Apple is/will continue to have similar practices?

Please
InnocentEd, I agree with you completely. There's nothing wrong with paying someone to sell your product...it's called a business investment. If Google weren't worth it, then the carriers wouldn't be selling them, and customers wouldn't be buying the...
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InnocentEd said:
How is this different than any other partnership in any technology business?
You know for a FACT that either AT&T is paying Apple for exclusivity or Apple is paying AT&T not to use anything else or something along
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netboy

Mar 25, 2010, 5:19 PM

i know google is not dumb, but come on!!

how about just lower the price of Nexus one!
so more people are willing to buy it!
yes, i'm talking about buying the phone without a plan!
netboy said:
how about just lower the price of Nexus one!
so more people are willing to buy it!
yes, i'm talking about buying the phone without a plan!


I paid the full price of the Nexus One, and I do agree with w...
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zzyo

Mar 25, 2010, 2:45 PM

at least

it sped things up a little. android is awesome and it needs to be pushed out as fast as possible
Still Google is evil, that is for sure, Apple is greedy, that is also for sure.

Then again, I own an Nexus One.
 
 
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