It’s fascinating how news can spread so quickly even on a late Saturday afternoon. Earlier today, Google publicly confirmed on their blog that they’ve handed out a new Android 2.1 powered device to employees worldwide. These very phones now have a name – Google Nexus One phone.
Update: Another new in-the-wild photo, courtesy of Twitter user Cory O'Brien. He says "Google Phone = iPhone + a little extra screen and a scroll wheel. Great touch screen, and Android."
Update 2: More intrigue, as industry insider Eldar Murtazin - who we last heard predicting Foxconn as the supplier for the 4th-gen Apple iPhone - claims the Google Nexus One speculation is off the mark and that the incorrect rumors may initially have been driven by Apple. Full details after the cut.