AT&T (T) Hooks Up With Google (GOOG)

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AT&T (T) has indicated that it will ship phones with the Google (GOOG) Android operating system. That may happen later this year.

The news is bad for Yahoo! (YHOO) which has the search engine partnership with AT&T Wireless. And. the people at Microsoft (MSFT) which makes a portable device OS and Symbian, which dominates the mobile OS market should not view this as their best day.

The Android system is open source. AT&T likes that. It can build its own software applications for it cellular products and not pay Google a dime for the operating system platform.

The best things in life are free.

Douglas A. McIntyre