Google phone confirmed

Google has officially confirmed the existence of its rumoured ‘Google phone’.  According to the official Google blog the company is currently using a ‘dogfood process’ to test the device out amongst its employees.

As a result a number of confirmed features have been confirmed through individual Twitter feeds says Tech Crunch.

The device, which is manufactured by HTC and which closely resembles the HTC HD2, will be Google branded and will be sold to retailers by the company. It will operate on the Android 2.1 platform and will also feature a high resolution OLED touchscreen.

Unlike a number of Android based HTC models the device will not feature a ‘splintered’ operating system which inhibits users from accessing certain applications or features. Instead it will offer Android in the fashion that Google initially developed it.

In addition it will be an unlocked GSM device; it will be thinner than the iPhone and will feature a “weirdly” large camera.

Significantly the phone will run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile processor which allows for a 1GHz stock frequency – the fastest on the market.

It has further come to light that the Google Phone will be officially referred to as the Nexus One and will be launched in January 2010. No further information regarding whether the Nexus One will be released locally or at which price point has yet been given.

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