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.
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