Telegraph Media Group (TMG) has unveiled an application for Google’s new Android operating system for mobile phones.
The application delivers content from the newspaper’s website to mobile devices, without requiring the user to access the site through a browser.
TMG has become the first
“We’re delighted to be the only
TMG is an enthusiastic client of Google’s services – it already uses Google’s webmail and online application services – and is something of a guinea pig for the search giant’s new products.
Cheesbrough, who joined TMG last year after leaving his position as digitial media controller at the BBC, writes a blog on the Telegraph.co.uk website. In a post from June 2008, he discussed the future of mobile software.
“Whilst the iPhone is impressive,” he wrote, “there’s a piece of 15-year-old technology tucked away inside it that’s really driving mobile to the next level – the Internet browser.”
“We’re only just beginning to see the power of the software and the hardware combine with the improved bandwidth provided by both cellular networks and wi-fi hot spots,” he continued. “The coming together of these three factors provides for a much more powerful and addictive user experience, and this can only go to the next level when Google’s platform starts to make inroads into the marketplace.”
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