Two photos here of a VERY early Google Android prototype

Straight from the early hours of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Gizmodo has posted a video with a brief demo of a Google Android phone prototype powered by mobile chip-maker ARM's, ARM9 processor.Appears to be very basic.

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Straight from the early hours of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Gizmodo has posted a video with a brief demo of a Google Android phone prototype powered by mobile chip-maker ARM's, ARM9 processor.

Appears to be very basic. Just a prototype without any substantial feature set at all.

But as shown at the top of this post, there's the main Google search box shown within this prototype device cobbled together by ARM.

And below, you find a set of navigation buttons that don't tell us much:

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Kind of the same as going to a construction site, eyeing the first efforts at laying a foundation, and then imagining a skyscraper.

Seems like lots of work to be done, but not necessarily by Google.