Google is going to set up its own hardware division and appointed former Motorola president Rick Osterloh to run it. This idea was taken to bring the company’s various gadget projects under a single umbrella.
The Telegraph’s sources say that Google is gearing up to design and manufacture a smartphone on its own – representing a major shift from its standard strategy of partnering with major handset makers like LG, Huawei and HTC to develop Nexus devices which is popular to showcase the Android platform.
The phone is expected to be launched near the end of this year; Google is believed to be in talks with mobile operators about the release. It’ll be interesting to see what this means for all the hardware firms Google partners with to build Android and Chrome OS devices, as well as for the Android platform itself.