The Google phone, A.K.A the Nexus One, was so last week, today, it’s all about a newly-rumored Google netbook.

According to TechCrunch's Michael Arrington, Google has already submitted a request for proposal to a hardware manufacturer, with a list of detailed technical specifications.

The report also referred to a Q&A during which Google said it was working with a whole bunch of manufacturers who were interested in the Chrome OS.

The Google Chrome OS team is currently working with a number of technology companies to design and build devices that deliver an extraordinary end user experience. Among others, these companies include Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba.

TechCrunch cites multiple sources who claim the search giant has been talking to at least one hardware manufacturer about building a netbook for Google directly.

Arrington writes, As in Google gave the company a request for proposal with quite detailed technical specifications and has begun discussions on building it.

The device ought to be ready for the 2010 holiday season - a year from now - and will be branded with Google and sold directly to consumers.

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