Friday, January 01, 2010
Is Google's Nexus One About to Take Off?
So what are Google going to unveil next Tuesday at their big Android press gathering? Many believe that they will launch the Google Nexus One mobile phone, the first mobile handset designed by Google running Google’s Android operating system and designed in collaboration with HTC.
Watch this You Tube video to see what all the fuss is about.
In choosing the Jan. 5 date, Google will be ahead of the storm of technology news expected to come out of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas later in the week.
The strong rumour is that the phone be sold unlocked and will therefore work on any network, allowing users to simply insert their SIM and start using the phone. Google plan to sell the phone direct to consumers which again will break with the norm in the market and could upset both the other manufacturers and carriers.
The price remains a key element. If Google chooses to subsidize the cost in order to capture share then we could be in for interesting times. If the price remains high then it will be down to carriers and their adoption. Whatever the outcome Google is serious about Android and having a flagship phone under their control.
One starts to wonder what Google wants to be when it grows up?