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Welcome to Google's Nexus One -- and the "Nexus" Device

Jan 06, 2010, 21:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

[ Thanks to Glyn Moody for this link. ]

"Google leads with the fact that this is as much about *how* people buy phones, as what that phone is. As many commentators have noted, that's a reflection of Google's long-term plans to break the grip that the current mobile phone companies have on this sector, but it needs to proceeds cautiously, step by step, so as not to frighten the animals – hence the very limited scope of the present announcement.

"Only then does Google move on to the new Nexus One, and immediately it emphasises that this is “the first in what we expect to be a series of products”. I think that's why the initial specs of the new phone have disappointed some: it's simply the start of a journey. It doesn't need to be the be-all and end-all, just pointing in the right direction. And Google makes quite clear what that direction is: “ a convergence point for mobile technology, apps and the Internet.”"

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