…Only if you wwwork at Google.
You’ll notice I’ve dedicated an advertising space on every page of this blog to the Google Android logo. That’s how big I believe this will be to mobile and would like everyone who reads this blog (thank you) to familiarize yourself with the Google Android operating system, the endless possibilities with various applications available on the Google Android phones and the various phones that are available in South Africa running Google Android. Windows Mobile has never caught my eye (because it was from Microsoft) and a Blackberry simply made me yawn with or without the insane data plans bundled with the device.
Google have officially announced that they are currently testing a unbranded and unlocked mobile phone running Google Android.
I first wrote about the Google phone in 2006 and have been tracking it ever since, wrote a post on GottaQuirk with the same title that has been deleted for some reason, their loss.
Continue reading for the name of the Google Phone, a picture of the Google Phone and some of the technical specs. The phone will run Google Android of course.
At Google, we are constantly experimenting with new products and technologies, and often ask employees to test these products for quick feedback and suggestions for improvements in a process we call dogfooding (from “eating your own dogfood”). Well this holiday season, we are taking dogfooding to a new level.
We recently came up with the concept of a mobile lab, which is a device that combines innovative hardware from a partner with software that runs on Android to experiment with new mobile features and capabilities, and we shared this device with Google employees across the globe. This means they get to test out a new technology and help improve it.
Unfortunately, because dogfooding is a process exclusively for Google employees, we cannot share specific product details. We hope to share more after our dogfood diet.
This Google Phone identifies itself as “Nexus One” in its user agent string. Nexus is the brand name of the series of androids (a.k.a. replicants) in Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. The story concerns escaped Nexus-6 models; in the movie, you-know-who is a prototype Nexus-7.
The phone runs on a Snapdragon chip (really, really fast) , has a super high-resolution OLED touchscreen, is thinner than the iPhone, has no keyboard, and two mics. The mic on the back of the phone helps eliminate background noise, 5megapixel camera and a voice-to-text feature is supposed to let you dictate emails and notes by speaking directly into the phone.
Unless you work for Google your wont be getting your hands on thsi phone by Christmas but the following 5 phones are already available running Google Android.