Nexus One is Google's Dogfood this Holiday Season
The Tech Bloggers on Saturday buzzed with renewed rumors of Google making its own smartphone, after Google said it is internally dabbling with a mobile device.
Google workers are trying out a device that “combines innovative hardware from a partner with software that runs on Android to experiment with new mobile features and capabilities,” vice president of product management Mario Queiroz said in a blog post.
Google is seeking feedback in a process it refers to as “dogfooding” in which innovations are tested internally before being offered to the public on the basis that employees should be willing to “eat our own dogfood.”
“This holiday season, we are taking dogfooding to a new level,” Queiroz wrote.
“Unfortunately, because dogfooding is a process exclusively for Google employees, we cannot share specific product details. We hope to share more after our dogfood diet.”
The Android-based mobile devices are being shared with Google workers worldwide, according to Queiroz.
The blog post came a morning after Google workers evidently excited about getting “Google phones” exchanged comments on wildly popular microblogging service Twitter.
Separately, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google will sell the device next year directly to consumers and has a name Nexus One.