In the spirit of spreading rumors as far as possible there have been lots or reports(here, here and here for example) recently of the emergence of the Google Phone. How much of this is just circular linking of the same tiny bit of news remains to be seen.
But it is interesting that the buzz level is rising so fast.
From GigaOM, here are claims about “Five Facts About Google Phone”
- Google Phone is based on a mobile variant of Linux, and is able to run Java virtual machines.
All applications that are supposed to run on the Google Phone are java apps. The OS has ability to run multimedia files, including video clips.
- The user interface is similar to a UI typical of mobile phones…is said to be done in Java and is very responsive. And of course it has a search box.
- There is a special browser which has pan-and-browse features that are common to modern browsers such as browsers for iPhone and Symbian phones.
- Initially there was one prototype, but over past few months Google has the mobile OS running on 3-to-5 devices, most of them likely made by HTC, a mobile phone maker, and all have Qwerty apps.
So there is the gossip of the day. Make of it what you will.