Nexus One: Google


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  1. phandroid

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    As you all know, Google started selling the Nexus One phone this week. They also provide their Android OS to various other smart phone manufactures. Since Google now sells their own branded phone, it is believed that handset makers will be discouraged from working with Google since it may reflect a conflict of interest [...]

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  2. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member

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    first impressions of the title were "Don't be evil" :p

    Ofcourse their in competition...... It's really obvious as someone could have bought say moto's droid instead of Googles/htc's phone. It's still very much competition
     
  3. ABH

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    It seemed pretty clear to me that Google plans to offer multiple devices on the Nexus One Phone - Web meets phone. site from multiple manufacturers. Did I miss something in the press conference?

    Assuming they really will carry other manufacturer's product, then their 'competition' will view them as simply another retailer.

    This is not much different than allowing Moto souped up access and support for Android 2.0.

    I would be wary as a manufacturer, but HTC, Moto, Samsung, etc. are not mom and pop operations. They can take care of themselves.
     
  4. larryccf

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    equation - google isn't manufacturing phones - they're sourcing them from HTC

    They've probably got HTC under a negotiated NDA or other agreement where HTC wouldn't be allowed to sell it in any markets Google is selling them in, but on the flip side, google has guaranteed them a certain volume in terms of purchase

    I don't see any reason for any mfgr to be leary - in fact, if anything, other mfgrs might want to get aggressive and try to win google's business
     
  5. seeking

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    if i was a phone manufacturer i would be looking at me inbox/mailbox/phone every day waiting for that call asking me to make them a phone
     
  6. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    I don't agree. I think it is just an HTC phone where google just worked closely like they did with Moto. After all, It WAS HTC that took a chance on Android. And my phone says google on it too, although it is clearly a Samsung.
     
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    Google making their own phone will turn out to be a good thing for it's hardware partners and carriers. The biggest thing is that it carriers will no longer offer up old versions of the Android OS upon launch of an Android phone. Why would they? They know they have to pseudo-compete with Google, so they must have the most current OS on launch. It will also force carriers to submit OS updates to match Google's phone.
     
  8. ktchong

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    Nexus One does what it's supposed to do: generate buzz and awareness for the Android platform, which is ultimately good for all manufacturers for Android.
     
  9. ABH

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    I think this is the bigger and more interesting question. Google is obviously trying to take control away from the carriers. They haven't done a great job of it yet, but this is a start. The carriers are rapidly being reduced to dumb pipes.
     
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    looks like folks on the google support forum aren't happy - as i posted earlier, they're reporting spotty 3g svc while their other phone has full 3g

    but the glitch i hadn't thought about - nexus one customers are calling HTC customer svc who's telling them it's a Tmobile issue and to call Tmobile, Tmobile is telling them it's google or HTC, that they have no control

    got a feeling if google doesn't take control there's going to be serious issues for google on any other projects - customers feeling like a ping pong ball trying to get service is not fun

    especially after all the hype and paying $530
     
  11. ktchong

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    It really worries me as a potential customer that Droid was released and buzzing just a little over a month ago, and now its OS is already outdated. Most importantly, an OS update is not available nor scheduled for Droid.

    That just does NOT look good for ALL Android phone and just Android in general. It is worrisome. It hurts the overall impression and prospect of Android. People are gonna ask: if I buy a new Android phone now, will Google releases an updated Android in two months and then my phone OS will be outdated and have to wait to maybe get an update patch (or not)?
     
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    This is the beauty of Android: if you don't like what the corporations are doing, you can take matters into your own hands.

    You can just install a ROM if you don't want to wait. Problem solved.

    I disagree with you, in fact it makes Android more interesting and keeps up the media buzz surrounding Android. The iPhone has one update hardware and software per year. Android, every 2-3 months something new comes out. Droid, Nexus one, toss in a Sony Ericsson X10, and who knows what else?
     
  13. tdieckman

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    Well, that's easy to understand for us geeks, but I'm sure my Mom's eyes would glaze over if she was told that. Granted, she might not be aware of the version discrepancy on her older (2+ month old) phone either.
     

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