OK, I’m exaggerating the headline a little–I’m mostly jealous of those of you who’ve snagged a new iPhone–but rumors have resurfaced that Google is in fact working on a "Gphone."
It seems that Google may have deeked us with its launch of Android–which was enough to stop the chatter about an actual Google piece of hardware. From TechCrunch…
But today Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin and CEO Eric Schmidt made nebulous statements that are leaving us wondering if Google is now thinking of building that gPhone: “The trio of Google execs also used the opportunity to talk about the inroads the company is making with its own branded mobile phone as a replacement for the iPhone.”
As Om Malik notes, this isn’t a direct quote but rather a summary of what was said by Hollywood Reporter writer Dan Cox. But a “branded mobile phone” is very different than Google’s Android project. Unless Cox got the summary wrong, the statements were significant.
TechCrunch goes on to claim a "good source" swears Google is working with a mobile phone designer and the the Gphone "is a seriously beautiful device."
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