Google Vision for a Wireless World

September 29th, 2008 at 12:00 am

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It seems that Google may no longer be interested in just lording it over online search. It is beginning to look at other technologies to see what future they might hold. A prime example would be Google’s Android project, which involves developing an open source operating system for mobile phones. But Google’s dabbling in mobile technologies does not end there. It also has a vision for the future of wireless networks.

Yes, Google has developed a concept of what the future wireless network would someday be. The search giant even filed a patent application for their vision for it at the US Patent Office. And the concept may have a pretty good chance of becoming the future for wireless networks.

In Google’s vision for a future wireless network, the mobile phones are no longer ties to a single phone network provider. Instead it operates as an open wireless network where wireless device users would be able to search for the strongest signals in a certain area that also offers the fastest connection. After given the choices, the user is left with the option which networks to use.

In this open wireless network concept, users have the choice to choose between several wireless network operators using just a single wireless device. It would be possible for people to use a different network at home from the one they use at work or even when on their vacation. The same concept applies to wireless Internet connections. It can be a departure from today’s concept of closed network coverage to a certain network provider.

Exciting as it may seem, Google may still be left with playing by today’s rules for the meantime. With their Open Handset Alliance and the Android project still in its infancy, the vision for a totally open wireless network may still be placed on the ideas box for awhile. Filing a patent application for the vision can be seen that the online search giant is taking the vision seriously and trying to change the market along the way.