Google wanted to move the phone platform hardware business forward, so they joined hands with HTC to successfully launched the much awaited “Google Phone”. Nexus One was powered by Google’s very own mobile operating system Android. Nexus One had limited success and the sales was not upto their expectations. For those who liked the Nexus One and was eagerly waiting for the Google Nexus Two, then here is a bad news for you. According to Eric Schmidt, they may never launch the Google Nexus Two.
“The idea a year and a half ago was to do the Nexus One to try to move the phone platform hardware business forward. It clearly did. It was so successful, we didn’t have to do a second one. We would view that as positive but people criticised us heavily for that. I called up the board and said: ‘Ok, it worked. Congratulations – we’re stopping’. We like that flexibility, we think that flexibility is characteristic of nimbleness at our scale,” says Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt.
This is definitely not a good news for most of us. Earlier we have even seen that Nexus One was available only via Google Store, but due to its failure, they finally closed the Google Store and started selling the Nexus One in retail outlets. Forget Nexus Two, many of us have not even got a chance to buy this device since it was not launched in many countries including India.
Here is a quick question, if you liked the Nexus One, would you really buy the Google Nexus Two? And the second question is for mobile phone users living in those countries where Nexus One has not been launched yet – would you still like to buy the Nexus One, if they launched it in your country?