Last year rumours swirled about the arrival of an iPhone killer (also known as the Jesus phone) from Google, until their announcement of the Android operating platform and the Open Handset Alliance.
Instead of saying anything about making a phone, Google said they were building an open source mobile operating platform that would crack the carrier market wide open. While they never said they weren’t making a phone, in November Google said they were not announcing a Gphone at that time, and the speculation died off.
Now however, TechCrunch reports that the Gphone may still be on the cards. At the Sun Valley media conference last week, Google's Larry Page, Sergei Brin and Eric Schmidt reportedly hinted at "inroads the company is making with its own branded mobile phone as a replacement for the iPhone” .