Nokia versus Google the battle of mobile web

Once Google released its Android platform and openly said that the future focus is on mobile the final stone was set now Nokia views Google ...

Once Google released its Android platform and openly said that the future focus is on mobile the final stone was set now Nokia views Google as a potential threat and it has begun an all out attack to protect its mobile turf. Nokia had already begun transforming into an internet services firm now it has announced a quartet of new handsets designed to more closely link global positioning systems (GPS) with the mobile Internet and has also also launched a global mobile advertising network both in direct competition to Google Maps and Google adwords for mobile. The major battleground for these two are going to be emerging economies like India where no of mobile users using the mobile web is greater than no. of P.C users and cell phone is fast becoming an Internet entry point of choice Businessweek while discussing this issue points out

Both companies are betting that where people are located will become an important part of how they use the Net. Nokia is trying to claim that arena with handsets such as its new, top-of-the-line N96. The device allows owners to shoot videos, "geotag" them with info about where the images were taken, and upload to a Nokia Web site that sounds suspiciously like Google's YouTube.
Nokia has 40% of the global handset market and more than half of the smartphone market. That and its software prowess give the company great clout to determine the standards that will be used to access the Internet via handheld devices.

While CNet discussing on Google's mobile ability says that Yahoo is better on mobile than Google and there is a chance that some other company can grab a lead on mobile.

But critics of Google's mobile search tool say its results aren't always as relevant as results from a desktop Google search. Another common complaint is that Google provides search results from regular Web pages and tries to trans-code them for mobile phones. Often these sites don't render well on certain phones.Yahoo Go, a similar application, is considered more robust and more user-friendly than Google's search tool.

However on the other end Nokia has no investment in search and is instead offering Google Search on its high-end phones which is a weakness.
All this makes for a fascinating battle in the future which should hopefully make for a great experience for consumers on the mobile.

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