Google will host an Android press gathering at its global HQ on January 5th. Presumably, the event will have something to do the company’s Nexus One, an Android phone that the company plans to sell on its own Web site and perhaps through T-Mobile as well.

Google's choice of date here is an interesting one. By scheduling the event just 2 days before the start of the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, the company would seem to be taking a page from the Steve Jobs playbook to suck some of the air out of the annual event. 

Remember, Apple upstaged CES in a very big way back in 2007 when it announced the iPhone. It appears Google is attempting something similar here. The question is, does the Nexus One have the same gadget gravitas to pull focus from CES?

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