Report: Google, Dell teaming up on cellphone

“Google and Dell are collaborating on a handset, says a new claim by ad magazine MarketingWeek. Reportedly contacting ‘senior industry sources,’ the publication believes that the two firms will announce a phone as soon as the Mobile World Congress show in mid-February,” Electronista reports.

“Few details are available of the purported development, though the device would most likely be powered by Google’s Linux-based Android mobile operating system and may serve as a vehicle for promoting the software to other handset makers,” Electronista reports.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “prut prut” for the heads up.]

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  2. Okay, I looked. There are 34 founding members of the OHA, and among them are 4 mfrs:

    HTC, LG, Moto, Samsung

    No mention of Dell. Unless they joined late, I can’t see this RUMOR being true.

    Why is it that stories that are posted as rumors, get responses where people act like they are true?

  3. It has been stated for some time in Apple board meeting minutes that Eric Schmidt recuses himself from conversation concerning cellular phones. In other words, his company is in that busines too and it is a conflict of interest for him to be in the room. Dell is probably one of many partnerships Google will forge to as well as HP, Toshiba and anyone else that wants to have an all in one on the market.

    This is actually old news. We already know Google is offering Android up to hardware manufactures and it sound like Dell said “I want to use it”

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