Rumors of the so-called "Google Phone" have been stirring for the past few days, stirring up memories of 2007. This time around, the rumors may indeed be fact: the Google Phone has been confirmed by various sources, and Google itself.
That's the thesis behind a piece by Sascha Segan over at PC Magazine, where he blames a good deal of the lack of geek-friendly Linux handsets on the wireless carriers themselves. But how much of it is also end-user indifference?
Verizon Wireless and Motorola sold 250,000 units of the Motorola Droid smartphone in its first week, compared to the 1.6 million units iPhone 3GS Apple and AT&T sold in its first week, according to mobile analytics firm Flurry.