Rumour mill gears up for Google smartphone

by admin November 19, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Report pegs handset for 2010 release

Google’s much-rumoured ‘G-Phone’ handset is set for release next year, according to a number of reports.

News site TechCrunch pointed to multiple sources in suggesting that a Google-branded phone could be arriving in the first months of 2010.

Google has thus far refrained from getting into the hardware side of the market, opting instead to offer its Android operating system as a software platform licensed to other hardware vendors and carriers.

The latest rumoured device, however, would be entirely Google’s. TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington suggested that Google is handling the hardware and software design for the device, in a manner similar to Apple’s approach with the iPhone.

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