Google phone on the way?

Everything up to this point has been a warm-up for something big happening at Google. The Android operating system from Google has seen its growth increase with the launch of such devices as the Verizon Droid and the Motorola Cliq. But reports are now surfacing of something bigger on the horizon for both Google and Android.

There are rumors of a new Google phone that isn't just another re-branded handset on a major cellular network. This new device will reportedly be a VOIP handset that allows you to make calls using the Google Voice service.

Rumors are circulating that HTC is said to be manufacturing the device for Google and it's said that the new device will not include a slide out keyboard in favor of Android's on-screen touch keyboard.

Google is said to be dictating every step of the Google phone hardware and software development and it will be Google's vision of what a phone should be. One source has mentioned that Google is planning to launch this device as early as January of 2010 with a huge marketing push to follow.

Several things remain to be seen, what will it look like, its size, if it will in fact ditch the physical keyboard, or if you will need a data plan of some sort for the phone to function. One thing is certain however, there are a lot of things coming out of Google lately and that can only mean good things for consumers, as there are certainly no shortages of handsets to choose from these days.

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Word on the street in China is that Android is already dead. Expect the remnants to be made available to a group developing oPhone (wow, that's an original name).

Google should stick to selling advertising. They don't understand software and are in grave danger of making Bill Gates look good.

Just another pointless article here.

Google is not, and will never be, a handset manufacturer. They only develop software, that's what they do best. Google employes currently use handsets from HTC and Motorola with their nice Google logo on it.

They will just improve the existing Google Voice application for Android. There is already a SIP VOIP application for Android, SIPdroid, which is able to replace the standard dialer of the phone.

stop bashing google people, so far google record is far better than that of microsoft and apple.
remember that if it wasn't for google we would be still using maiboxes with 3mb storage limit.

Actually it was yahoo that started the inbox size war, then hotmail followed suit, Then google said we have unlimited space, wich i dont belive fora second is unlimited.

I always like to wait and see until Google releases the final product in order to judge it. It might turn out great, who knows. This Google phone is just rumors, anyways.

Google Life is just around the corner guys...

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the best thing that google can do is to offer a flat rate for a cell phone wifi so that people would able to access their google voice app at all times. that way we would have unlimited calls in the states for one rate, something that a number of other companies also offer, however being able to call Europe cheaply when you are driving and on a cell phone would be something that no other company offers.

Didn't we go through this same type of topic when Android came out.. "Google Phone on the way!".

So, my question is, what is the difference between a phone, made by a 3rd party Mfg, Running Android.

And a phone, made by a 3rd party Mfg, Running Android, with a Google logo stamped on it....

Nothing...

xendrome said,
Didn't we go through this same type of topic when Android came out.. "Google Phone on the way!".

So, my question is, what is the difference between a phone, made by a 3rd party Mfg, Running Android.

And a phone, made by a 3rd party Mfg, Running Android, with a Google logo stamped on it....

Nothing...


+1

xendrome said,
Didn't we go through this same type of topic when Android came out.. "Google Phone on the way!".

So, my question is, what is the difference between a phone, made by a 3rd party Mfg, Running Android.

And a phone, made by a 3rd party Mfg, Running Android, with a Google logo stamped on it....

Nothing...

+1

Just what we need, another cellphone.
There's probably more different cellphones than there are different computers, tv's, stereos and other electronics all put together. Sure makes it hard to shop for one.

LUTZIFER said,
Just what we need, another cellphone.
There's probably more different cellphones than there are different computers, tv's, stereos and other electronics all put together. Sure makes it hard to shop for one.

Different computers? No way, people like me build those! :P

Hmm, well I'm not sure whether to believe this or not. I kind of want to though. The only question is how would it work? If its VOIP youre going to need to use WiFi or something. If there is some way to get past these damned cellular providers and their insane charges. $30 bucks for "unlimited" which isn't even unlimited is ridiculous. It's pretty much the only thing keeping me from the Droid.

Are there any google products that people pay cold hard cash for? I can't think of anything (at like walmart for instance) that is soley a google product. If this is true this is probably the first.

i'm hoping they do, so then I can have a cell phone through them. I already use Google Voice, and if this implements their servers and uses WiFi hotspots to connect, I'll deal with that. Probably be like a couple hundred to buy, but well worth it.

jase chaos said,
i'm hoping they do, so then I can have a cell phone through them. I already use Google Voice, and if this implements their servers and uses WiFi hotspots to connect, I'll deal with that. Probably be like a couple hundred to buy, but well worth it.

+1

jase chaos said,
i'm hoping they do, so then I can have a cell phone through them. I already use Google Voice, and if this implements their servers and uses WiFi hotspots to connect, I'll deal with that. Probably be like a couple hundred to buy, but well worth it.

What if you don't have a wi-fi where you're at, or move between then? If you think AT&T's drop call rate is bad, I can only imagine...