It looks like Google saw what everyone was saying about the GPhone and decided to chime in, claiming the “Google Phone” handouts are nothing more than a way to test “innovative hardware from a partner with software that runs on Android to experiment with new mobile features.” They failed address that its been identified as the gPhone/Google Phone but the fact that they mention they cannot share details because its a process exclusively for Google employees seems promising.
It could just be a way to get ideas and feedback on features/capabilities they are THINKING of including in the core android branch. Or… it could be a beta testing ground for the gPhone/Google Phone. Read their “response” and decide for youself:
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.
So what do you think? GPhone or not?
[Via Google Mobile Blog]