Google's iPhone interface is gone baby gone

Google abruptly pulled the plug on its custom mobile interface, leaving both iPhone and Android fans in the lurch. Is this a sign of things to come from Google?

We're rapidly approaching a world where always-connected devices like handsets will be how most of us access the Net (and, by extension, everything else) most of the time. Google wants to dominate that market the way Microsoft has dominated desktops. We all know what's happened there, and aside from a handful of Microsoft fanboys (you know who you are) nobody really wants to see a repeat.

I asked Google to enlighten us as to what went into that decision. Here's what a spokesperson there had to say:

In an effort to make our iGoogle mobile experience more consistent, we're no longer supporting a special version of iGoogle for the iPhone. Those who currently use iGoogle for the iPhone will be directed to the main mobile version of iGoogle.

Sounds an awful lot like Redmond to me.

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