Google looks to be gathering consumer information for a supposed “YouTube phone”. The survey was distributed by a UK-based company, supposedly gathering information for an Android phone optimised to watch the video streaming service.
This survey doesn’t actually confirm that Google is working on anything, but it does hint that the company is up to something. Several features are featured in the survey, providing an idea of what the developers have in mind.
For starters, YouTwist allows users to rotate their phones to access a grid of YouTube videos. Then, there’s the YouCapture feature which includes a hardware button for quick access to YouTube and capturing video.
No hardware specifications were shared in the survey, although there was a variety of suggestions. Generally, it would seem that the company is leaning towards 6-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, a 2.2GHz processor, 4GB RAM, and either 32GB or 64GB of storage. The price seemed to sit between £269 (about RM1500) to £299 (about RM1600).
There’s really no telling where this survey is from, or even if Google really intends to use it to build a physical device. Market research like this is sometimes done simply to get a feel for what consumers are thinking. Although, it might be a tempting prospect to imagine that Google is looking into yet another device.
[Source: Android Authority]