Google has its Nexus lineup, but while those are devices that run the purest version of Android you can find, they are manufactured by other companies like Huawei and Motorola. If a new report is accurate, Google is planning on trying its hand at hardware.

According to The Telegraph, Google is going to launch its own smartphone this year. The information was provided to the publication from a “senior source,” and other sources said that Google is currently in talks with wireless carriers to launch its own-brand smartphone. Unfortunately, any additional details regarding the handset aren’t known at this time.

This isn’t the first time that we’ve heard Google plans on launching its own hardware. Following the recent unveiling of Daydream, Google’s virtual reality platform, it was revealed that the company will launch its own Daydream headset this year. If Google were to release its own smartphone, too, it would certainly cause some waves in the mobile industry.

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