Sources are reporting that Google has drafted a Korean phone manufacturer to help realise its phone vision, and as Samsung has strong interests in the iPhone that may tie its hands from any association, LG currently seems like a better bet.
However, unlike the HTC-branded G1, the finished product will carry Google's logo and will be entirely Google's design.
It was thought the Android-packing Google handset would be available before Christmas, however delays have caused it to be pushed back to early 2010, with rumours Google is prepping a big advertising push for the handset in January time.
We'll be keeping our eye on this and will of course be keeping you updated with what we hear. It'll certainly be interesting to see what Google has up its sleeve.
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