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Google Has Hired Danger, the Makers of Sidekick, to Work on 'Android Hardware'

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Fortune is reporting that Joe Britt and Matt Hershenson, co-founders of Danger, have joined Google and Andy Rubin, the other Danger co-founder, to work on a new wing within Android called 'Android Hardware'. That means Danger, the company that made the uber-popular, original Sidekick, is back together at Google.

So does that mean the Danger folks will begin building real Google phones (we're not talking about Nexuses)? Not exactly. Fortune says:

They tell me they spend their days building things that will turn into reference designs for Android peripherals. Android Hardware is exploring everything from home automation to exercise gaming and robotics. While there are no immediate plans to build Google-branded Android hardware accessories, Brit indicated that he would love to see Google introduce some of its own Android peripherals in the long term.

Would be really cool if they did make a phone though. [Fortune]