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Android Takes On RIM in the Enterprise

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) will soon compete harder with BlackBerry to nab mobile professionals with its Android mobile operating system, according to Google's mobile director Andy Rubin.

Google's Linux-based mobile OS is on a handful of smartphones like the T-Mobile G1 and the myTouch 3G that primarily target casual consumers, but Rubin said Android could have more business-friendly features by the end of the year. The company plans to have bi-annual over-the-air Android updates that could add new services and abilities.

"Today we don't support many enterprise applications but in the future I think enterprise will be a good focus for us," Rubin said in an interview with Reuters.

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— Marin Perez, InformationWeek

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