Mobile World: Google CEO says the phone is the new PC
February 15th, 2011

The mobile phone is the new PC, Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said at Mobile World Congress.

Schmidt gave a keynote speech today at the Mobile World conference in Barcelona, which is chock full of Android device makers, wireless carriers selling scads of the phones and developers building apps for Android.

Google’s mobile operating platform Android is now seeing 300,000 activations a day, Schmidt said. More than 100 phones and tablets models are now available running Android OS. The operating system competes with Apple’s iPhone and iPad (and their iOS) and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.

“Smartphones surpassed PC sales last week. By the way, PCs are not catching up. Smartphones are the future of games, productivity, apps, everything we think about,” he said. “…You have the phone, the new PC, if you will.”

He said phone has fulfilled Bill Gates’ prophecy that eventually people would have access to all of the world’s information at their fingertips.

read the full account of this report by Sharon Chan in the Seattle Times

Read what Google CEO Eric Schmidt exactly had to say in his Mobile World keynote in this Live script by: Andrew Munchbach Feb 15th, 2011

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