So Garmin's coming out swinging in response to that Digitimes piece
this morning suggesting that Android-based devices are on the way -- sort of. The company says that "the story contains a number of inaccuracies in both sales figures and product rollout schedules," and while it does
say it has "an Android-based phone under development
," it also reminds us that Nuvifone
won't be it; instead, Garmin's first modern entry into the world of telephony will be based on a proprietary build of Linux, as was originally planned. We have to question the wisdom of this two-pronged approach since it almost obsoletes the Nuvifone before it's even released, but then again, maybe they're just pushing to get something
out the door -- we've been waiting for this puppy for a year now, after all. See the full statement after the break.