The New York Times is reporting that Google's "gPhone" is coming soon, will be advertising-supported, and will run Linux. None of these should be surprising to any who have kept tabs on Google over the years. Not to state it too bluntly, but Google is essentially a massive, heavily modified Linux server farm. So, it's no small surprise that Google is opting for Linux on its mobile phone, as well.
Whatever Google has been to open source on the server, it seems ready to "play ball" with open source on its mobile clients:… Read more