Google seems to be getting on the nerves of GPS manufacturers with their latest innovation. Recently in news, Google launched their GPS product as part of the Motorola Droid handset which is now being sold by Verizon Wireless. For now just in USA, but what if they happen to launch it globally to take on all the global GPS players? That would change the entire market for them, wouldn’t it?
For now the enhancement to the Android mobile operating system will include a full GPS navigation solution. Every single GPS device manufacturer will be disappointed with Google for this disruption. Year 2009 has already been a groovy year for the Google operating system product, with tons of introductions just in the last few months which WATBlog has nearly covered.
Earlier today we saw Google helping out the USA’s bid to entice foreign firms to invest in Iraq by putting up the thousands of the Iraqi National Museum’s image. Before that, we wrote about Airtel’s tie up with WebsiteForever.com to offer their customers website hosting services and Google came up with Google Sites that did the same thing what Airtel Wesite Builder would for free.
So does this look like Google taking over the world? Or Are they just showing off what they are capable of? We all know where they’re heading, with Google Wave invitations starting to arrive from all parts of the world, but the ‘FREE’ factor they’re targeting is blowing up businesses. Here, they swallowing both competitive and capable spaces with each of their announcements for sure.