Report: Google is Planning to Build Their Own Smartphone



According to a new report from The Telegraph, Google is planning to release its own smartphone in order to complete directly with the iPhone.

A source familiar with the issue said that Google is in discussions with several mobile manufacturers to release a Google-branded smartphone. The company already develops Android, which runs on approximately every four out of five smartphones around the world.

In addition, the company is also in partnership with LG and Huawei to manufacture smartphones under their Nexus hardware brand.

The report notes that the Google-branded device will be released by the end of the year. Owning their own smartphone would allow the company to further control the software, security, and design. It would also allow Google to optimize the hardware to work with Android.

Last month, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google was investing more effort into smartphones. Pichai also said that the company would continue to support the Nexus line, with reports suggesting that a new Nexus handset from HTC will be released later this year.


  • Bafoon

    Biggest losers – Samsung!

  • Jay

    Compete directly, not complete***

  • jmcd102

    Smart move.

  • BigCat


    The Apple iPhone market has a solid following. If Google prices their phone right and gets it working well the Samsung crowd will be checking it out.

  • Nuser

    It just doesn’t make sense to pay premium of samsung when you can get quality nexus phone for half the price.

  • SOB

    Google’s track record for developing hardware hasn’t been great. I guess it’s a wait and see.

  • AccordTR

    Really? The Amazon FireTv is fantastic. I actually prefer it over my AppleTv

  • This rumor started about 2-3 weeks ago, and about 1 weeks ago apparently a spokes person shot down the rumor saying they had no plans to do so.

    I don’t have the physical data to prove my words, but I do remember reading it. I’m pretty sure it’s not going to happen anytime soon.