Google’s decision to launch an entire mobile Internet platform instead of just a single phone might be the best decision they have ever made. Google knows that what they are good at is the Internet, plain and simple. They aren’t AT&T or Motorola and they have nothing to do with wireless communication. However, they are the dominant force on Internet search and Internet applications like Google Maps, Google AdWords, etc… So now that they will be leveraging their new mobile platform across almost every major cell phone carrier you better believe that they will soon have to power to control what the future of mobile Internet access allows.
Google’s launch was probably the nail in the coffin for any other competitors to ever take over Google’s market share.