ARM to release Googlephone working dummy

Reuters reports that Cambridge-based chip designer ARM will show a working prototype of a Google Android phone this Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

The news was backed by Barry Schnitt, a Google Spokesman, who said that ARM's prototype will show how the platform works on their popular processor range.

ARM is understood to be one of a number of companies which will be showing Android based phones next week.

The company is not part of Google's Open Handset Alliance, which promotes Android and includes more than 30 carriers, handset makers, software firms and chipmakers.

ARM's involvement in the scheme only adds more momentum to it as Android faces increased competition from Apple, Microsoft and from a rejuvenated Nokia.