Google Inc could undermine its long-term strategy of extending its reach into mobile Web services if it chooses to go head-to-head with cellphone manufacturers that are using its Android operating system. Analysts say Google's ultimate success rests on phones of all sorts using its Web search and services – the lion's share of its revenue – a goal that Google could jeopardize by offering a mobile phone that competes against those of its partners.

Publish date: December 16, 2009 4:03 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 5:55 pm

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