Google Phone Prototypes, Software, Project Costing Hundreds of Millions of DollarsBrian Lam8/02/07 6:12pmFiled to: New FactsCellphonesGooglePhoneRumorsSmartphonesgphone25EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkValleywag realizes that Google will not likely do phone hardware themselves. Whatever. As long as it supports the software, hopefully some shiny Mobile Google OS, we're interested. Either way, this is what the WSJ and Reuters said today: •"Now it is drafting specifications for phones that can display all of Google's mobile applications at their best, and it is developing new software to run on them. The company is conducting much of the development work at a facility in Boston, and is working on a sophisticated new Web browser for cellphones." •Google has invested hundreds of millions on the project. •Google has also developed prototype phones, with partners like LG Electronics.