CNET News Daily Podcast: Secret Google phone revealed

On the podcast: Google reveals new mobile-phone plans, AOL may sell ICQ, Toyota to sell plug-in hybrids, and more.

Over the weekend word leaked out that Google was launching a new Android phone, and more importantly, that it was doing it independent of any carrier--putting the search company potentially in competition with T-Mobile, Verizon, and other carriers that sell their own Google phones.

How the phone may eventually be sold, and by whom, is a story that's still developing. One of the first people outside Google to see this phone is CNET podcast producer Jason Howell, who got a glimpse of it on Friday, and who joins us in the studio for the newscast.

In other news: Toyota to make a plug-in Prius, AOL may sell ICQ, the European Commission warms to Oracle's acquisition of Sun, and playing Guitar Hero on Christmas lights.


Today's stories:

Google phone looks 'supersharp'

Toyota to sell 'affordable' plug-in hybrids in '11

Report: Russian investor in talks to buy ICQ

Oracle pledges to play well with MySQL

2009 holiday sales online: $19.9 billion and counting

Apple apologizes for iMac delays

Amazon EC2 gets a spot market

iPhone users are delusional, consultants say

Man turns Christmas lights into Guitar Hero game


Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments
Latest Galleries from CNET
Best mobile games of 2014
Nissan gives new Murano bold style (pictures)
Top great space moments in 2014 (pictures)
This is it: The Audiophiliac's top in-ear headphones of 2014 (pictures)
ZTE's wallet-friendly Grand X (pictures)
Lenovo reprises clever design for the Yoga Tablet 2 (Pictures)