The New Google Phone Out as Dog Food!


Google has officially announced their new dog food for the Christmas holidays, the new Google phone.  This is certainly going to be exciting as there’s rumors that this new Google Phone will be branded by Google and perhaps along with T-Mobile’s cellular service.

My earnest hope is that the Google Phone will be available on CDMA networks such as Verizon or Sprint as GSM in the U.S. still has a long ways to go before it’s usable, especially with problems evidenced on the biggest GSM networks such as AT&T.

Of course, if it’s available on Verizon or Sprint, I will be one of the first to get my hands on it, even if that means waiting line at 4AM.

I am not sure if Google will be at CES 2010, but if they are, perhaps the Google Phone will be there for a hands-on review video. (crossing my fingers…)

The only problem I suspect Google is having is probably the fact that they want to remain as software providers, not service providers.  If they can somehow lease out Verizon or Sprint’s CDMA network and make Google Network, I think that would Google Phone would be a fantastic success since Google will be able to optimize the network as they have done with all of their other services.  Well, I am probably dipping too far into the future but it’s bound to happen one day, perhaps in another 3-5 years.

And one more thing, I hope Google brands the new Google Phone as their own, not HTC’s.  I could care less if HTC made the phone but if Google put their name on the phone itself, I am sure things would be a lot better. (since they put their name on it!)

Well, woof woof, I want my dog food too!

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.

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