People thought the Android powered phone was the "Google Phone" and it turned out not to be THE "Google Phone".
What we think would be this: The "Google Phone" would be a cloud phone leveraging Google OS, Chrome and Google Wave". At the time when Google on the drawing board sketching out the Android phone they didn't see the possibilities that were dawning. They hadn't started with Google Voice or Chrome Browser or Chrome OS or Google Wave. Google's cash cow has come with the help of the web browsers, with out the display of the ads theirs a huge loss of revenue. The better the browsers the better their bottom line. Google has a huge map in their office that shows places around the world that are dark spots with no searches. Most of those places have cell phones. If Google can provide phones in those areas with decent searches, then they will officially rule the world.
Apple's Unifying Theory = Mac OS + Safari + iTunes + iPod = iPhone
The leaders of the Genius Phone revolution at Apple built it and centered around iTunes. Which was a checkmate to bring aboard the millions of music, movie, tv, podcast people to one home. On top of it carries their real Mac OS and Safari. FOR Google to get it right, the Chrome OS will have to be at the heart of their new phone. That is the only way they can seriously increase their earning on the cell phone side. And pose a threat to the iPhone(Really a disguise of the best iPod ever).
What we have below is the biggest credible clue that Google will go in that direction to have Chrome OS run on the cell Phones. They must have tried that by now.
Google Chrome OS is a new project, separate from Android. Android was designed from the beginning to work across a variety of devices from phones to set-top boxes to netbooks. Google Chrome OS is being created for people who spend most of their time on the web, and is being designed to power computers ranging from small netbooks to full-size desktop systems. While there are areas where Google Chrome OS and Android overlap, we believe choice will drive innovation for the benefit of everyone, including Google.http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html
Finally from Sergey Brin(Founder of Google) "CNET, Brin said that Android and the Chrome OS "will likely converge over time," noting the common Webkit and Linux foundation of both operating systems."
Microsofts Steve Ballmer ridiculed the Chrome OS initiative saying at the windows Partners Conference "highly interesting... I don't know if they can't make up their mind or what the problem is over there, but the last time I checked, you don't need two client operating systems. It's good to have one." http://www.engadget.com/2009/07/14/steve-ballmer-calls-chrome-os-highly-interesting-says-google/
A Unifying theory is what Apple has, no confusing or false starts. Their miles ahead. Google has all of the pieces but it's not yet complete. The question is, with the Google Phone do it?
While others are filing this under “certainty” we are still going to have to classify this one as a “class 1 rumor.... The article is pretty light on facts and fairly high on speculation so we’ll let you guys decide how high this one ranks on the certainty meter. While we don’t see a reason that Google would want to royally piss off their hardware partners, we also don’t see them letting much get in their way of world domination.”
But there are a few things we have absolutely confirmed: Google is building their own branded phone that they’ll sell directly and through retailers. They were long planning to have the phone be available by the holidays, but it has now slipped to early 2010. The phone will be produced by a major phone manufacturer but will only have Google branding... There won’t be any negotiation or compromise over the phone’s design of features – Google is dictating every last piece of it. No splintering of the Android OS that makes some applications unusable. Like the iPhone for Apple, this phone will be Google’s pure vision of what a phone should be.
According to a trusted source who's seen it with their own eyes, the Google Phone "is a certainty." They'll don large LCDs while running a new version of Android—either Flan or the version of Android beyond it—which our source spotted running on Google's handset as well as a laptop. (Whatever the software was, it most certainly wasn't Chrome OS, we were assured.)