New Google phone pictures leak

According to sources like The New York Times and The Washington Post, Google has given its employees a copy of their next Google Android phone, which appears to be running Android 2.1. The new phone is said to release sometime in 2010, without carrier influence on what features are used.

Normally service providers dictate what features they will allow on phones they sell, and so far Google has gone behind the scenes on creating Android 2.1 and create their own phone.

Google decided to test out their latest phone with their employees, giving them the first-hand look with the new hardware, running Android 2.1. One of their employees leaked some photos of the new phone, showing off pictures of the phone and the updated Android 2.1 software, running on the phone.

Some experts believe the name of the phone will be called, "Nexus One", says one writer John Gruber who wrote, "Nexus is the brand name of the series of androids (a.k.a. replicants)." Google even put up a temporary page that redirects users when entering, unless you disable javascript. Users can view the page source and get a first look at some of the graphics here, here and here.




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WOW What a device :P..

Hmm well just another phone. Moreover... Ive seen prettier devices.

I wonder what most people fancy on this. The android, the common touch phone appearance or the idea of owning a google phone.

Nicholas P. said,
WOW What a device :P..

Hmm well just another phone. Moreover... Ive seen prettier devices.

I wonder what most people fancy on this. The android, the common touch phone appearance or the idea of owning a google phone.

I would never buy a phone because of a brand name on it, that is just stupid in countless ways. On the other hand, if the phone offers more features than an iPhone, has better software and is comfortable to use, a reasonable price; there's a good reason to buy it.

I knew that device looked awfully familiar!
I recognize that mobile from a product survey panel sponsered by google a week and some ago!! I wonder what the hardware specs are <drools>?

May want to avoid getting a reflection of yourself in the picture if these are supposed to be "leaked by a Google employee."

RangerLG said,
May want to avoid getting a reflection of yourself in the picture if these are supposed to be "leaked by a Google employee."

Taken with an iPhone :P

The phone will be provided unlocked selling directly and not through a provider. They have GSM versions, no talks yet of CDMA versions. Google will have to keep the price very competitive. I personally think its a way to stab at Apple and provide phones for AT&T users before others launch in Feb. or March.

Word is that this thing is supposed to launch in early January.

This phone comes with the Snapdragon processor and an OLED screen. 60% faster than the current Driod.

guruparan said,
Where is the start and End call buttons?
(sorry for doubleposting it from the 1st reply)

on-screen, in the phone program

i woudn't call it sexy, not even close to nice. htc bravo looks way lot better. not as nice as htc leo hd2, but still a lot better than this. an only good thing comparing to htc bravo is size. this looks to be 3,5''. 3,2'' would be preffered, but 3,5'' at least is not gigantic like 3,7'' of htc bravo.

detoxa, he's not mixing measurments. Screen sizes are normally given in inches, even in countries that use metric. Using a comma instead of a period as a decimal point is standard in some of those countries, so what he did there is perfectly normal.

detoxa said,
Say what ? You really should not mix imperial and metric measurement you know (,")

Whole Europe mainland uses comma as a decimal separator.

i like it. if it is all true i wouldn't mind getting my hands on one.

i just noticed the iphone in the reflection in the first pic ... heh

I wonder what sort of pricing this phone will have? Kinda hoping that it'll be better priced than the iPhone, though some how I doubt it.

DeltaFalcon said,
I wonder what sort of pricing this phone will have? Kinda hoping that it'll be better priced than the iPhone, though some how I doubt it.

Priced how? Subsidized handset price? iPhone already sells cheap with the ATT subsidy. I'm more concerned with the monthly rates. I'll gladly pay $400 for a phone I use daily but not if it means switching to a carrier that will cost me $30-45 more per month over what I pay now.

Soldiers33 said,
nice design but its huge.

No more so than any other similar phones... iPhone, HTC HD 2, current Android models, etc.

Im fairly sure Google hired some HTC staff to make this phone in-house. So it's a Google-manufactured phone. Not a rebranded HTC one.

No, its an HTC phone that Google ordered without HTC branding. You will see this released under 100 different names.

If only service providers were service providers and would stop trying to be content providers or manufactures of what they provide service to. Then we would have a world without tons of same phones with different branding.

Dead'Soul said,
Windows logo's colors, at first shot :)

Blue, red, yellow, green, they're hardly copyright of Microsoft now are they? And last time I checked, the "Google" logo also uses these colours, as does eBay.

Remote Sojourner said,
AFAIK Red, blue, green are basic colours (RGB) and Yellow is the one human eye responds most to.

in light condition ,the normal human eye is most excited by 555 nm , that is green .