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AT&T's First Android Phone to Feature Yahoo Search

Category: Mobile
Posted: 04:08AM

When the Motorola Backflip arrives on AT&T's network later this month, it will be the carrier's first phone powered by Google's Android Operating System. While users will have the ability to change the default internet search provider to Google, the phone comes with Yahoo as the default search provider. The Android OS is open source (Apachie License) and handset manufacturers and carriers can make their own modifications without Google's approval, such as setting the search engine.

No word yet on just how this will play into the bizarre AT&T-Apple-Google love triangle, but things have certainly been heating up lately.

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d3bruts1d on March 4, 2010 04:18AM
Another way to look at this...
  • Google and the Open Handset Alliance maintain Android OS
  • Motorola and Google are both members of the open Headset Alliance
  • Motorola Backflip will be the first Android OS phone for AT&T
  • Motorola Backflip will feature Yahoo! Search as the default search engine
  • Yahoo! Search is powered by Microsoft Bing
  • Microsoft Bing is really the only major rival to Google Search
  • AT&T is the exclusive network for the Apple iPhone
  • Apple and Google share a board member, they use to share two.
  • Apple or AT&T removed Google apps from the iPhone App Store and prevented other apps
  • Apple sued HTC claiming that its Android based phones violated iPhone patents
  • Google and RIM are really the only competitors to the Apple iPhone
  • Google is the default search engine for the iPhone
NCC10281982B on March 4, 2010 04:26AM
Nice love triangle.

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