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"Google Phone" is real - Google played out Verizon?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by digdug, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. digdug

    digdug Member
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    Google Phones were handed out to all Google employees. The phone is apparently going to be sold directly by Google and apparently available in January. I'm not sure who the attorneys for Verizon are, but Google must have done some deft negotiations to be able to pull this off. They just shafted Motorala, Verizon - and us - in the butt. I'm pretty sure, post Christmas, Droid updates and fixes will become non-existent as Google focuses on their own offering. Google is indeed Microsoft with a crayola logo.

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  2. MotoDroidHelpandInfo

    MotoDroidHelpandInfo Well-Known Member

    If I'm correct Motorola handles making the updates not google. So there is nothing to worry about.
  3. Flahusky

    Flahusky Well-Known Member

    ok, so 'Google' has phone.
    Who made the phone for them, since google is not a hardware company?
    Who is the carrier for it, since google is not a cell phone company?
    Android is the OS, which I don't see google suddenly closing
    Not seeing anyone getting shafted, so far.
  4. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    Also, the sky is falling.
  5. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    What does this even mean ?

    How would Google having their own phone shaft anyone ?

    Where did you even get this info ?

    Why didnt you provide proof ?
  6. digdug

    digdug Member
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  7. taz55

    taz55 Well-Known Member

    i agree with others, we would still get updates, even if they have there own phone they have to support there sw till a certain point. and they are not eol the android platform so we should continue to see both support and sw updates.
  8. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

  9. digdug

    digdug Member
    Thread Starter

    I love when people claim to be less obsessed than those who frequent the same niche forums they do.
  10. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?


    (all in good fun)
  11. digdug

    digdug Member
    Thread Starter


    Who's panicking? *tinfoil hat being repositioned*
  12. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    How did you get that from my post? Project much? Anyways, just having a little joke at your expense, sorry if it was too harsh.
  13. digdug

    digdug Member
    Thread Starter

    Sorry, maybe I was projecting. Truth is, I just purchased a Droid and am still in that, "did I just make a mistake?" phase. The many OS issues on this phone and news of Google's own venture doesn't help. This is my first phone upgrade in 3 years - I don't go through them like many do, so I want something I can hang onto for some time...
  14. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    Love it!
  15. kennyidaho

    kennyidaho Android Enthusiast

    OMG did they have to do deft negotiations for Android phones to be carried on Sprint and T-Mobile? Just a little FYI Verizon was actually the 3rd provider in the US to get Android phones....T-Mobile and Sprint had them before Verizon. You Verizon guys crack me up.

    I would put my money on HTC being the manufacture of the phone is Google is handing out to it's employee's. I don't think there is plans to ever sell the phone as the "Google Phone". Android being on the most devices as possible is way more profitable to Google then selling some handsets. If it's an HTC device we might see it in the GSM market someday but probably under the HTC brand.
  16. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser

    Most of the tech sites reporting this agree that the "G-phone" is indeed the Passion/Bravo.

    Just because the version the Google employees got was GSM doesn't mean there won't be a CDMA version available on Verizon.

    I don't think Verizon got "played".
  17. famac!

    famac! Well-Known Member

    Dumbest post i have read in a long while.
  18. link1305

    link1305 Newbie

    You are aware that 'google's own venture' runs Android as well, right? The OS isn't going anywhere and will continue to be updated regardless of what Google does or does not release.
  19. MisterEff

    MisterEff Android Enthusiast

    Yea, based on Phandroid the GPhone will be on HTC hardware and running android 2.1
  20. JonKyu

    JonKyu Member

    Apparently, All android version thus far is not the "real" android experience were suppose to be getting and the the "G-phone" will have the "real" android 2.1 on it. The question is are we getting 2.1? I don't care if they make a google phone, but I'll be a little upset if we won't be able to update to 2.1 :(
  21. cb2000a

    cb2000a Newbie

    This marks the beginning of mobile phone companies as dumb providers. A customer in the future will buy the phone outright and choose the provider (no contracts). Verizon will be going GSM sometime in 2010. I am very happy with my DROID and have no plans on changing until the OLED fold out screens phones hit the market (8 to 9 inch screens on a phone that is physically the same size as what we use today). Yes, the next year is gonna be amazing.
  22. famac!

    famac! Well-Known Member

    Get your facts straight buddy. Verizon WILL NOT be going GSM in 2010. LTE is not the same as GSM.
  23. cb2000a

    cb2000a Newbie

    Oops you are correct LTE is an offshoot of GSM but not exactly the same. Both ATT and Verizon will move to LTE in the near future.
  24. snapcase

    snapcase Android Enthusiast

    And that's why I'm glad I got a Droid. I'm not gonna swap carriers to use a "Google phone". No matter what comes out in 2010, I'll still hang onto my Droid until my contract is up. (even though I'm still in my 30 day return period)
  25. DR0ID

    DR0ID Well-Known Member

    this thread is just fail after fail

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