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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by phandroid, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. phandroid

    phandroid Admin News Bot
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    This could be the most decisive evidence yet that the “Nexus One” is indeed the Google Phone. Despite my own suspicions and the suspicions of other experts, the evidence continues to mount. The latest? Google has filed for and received the trademark rights for the name “Nexus One”.Go ahead… visit USPTO.gov and do an [...]


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  2. Stormin

    Stormin Well-Known Member

    Sounds like all of the "secrets" and rumors are falling into place getting everybody excited about the Nexus One gPhone. Bet they sellout the first day.
  3. I agree that this is pretty damning evidence of the existence a google-trademarked phone. But even so, trademarking "Nexus One" does not have to imply that it is a phone, but rather that they are trademarking a name for something. I personally believe it to be the phone, butI leave all options open.
  4. Mykpfsu

    Mykpfsu Android Expert

    Interesting to note that Google screwed this up as well. They're not the creators of the term "Nexus One" as its in 2 copyrighted works, Blade Runner and the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Google never sought permission to use the name from the legal rights holder. This seems to be more of an indication this is not a consumer device.
  5. Well, reading through some articles online, you find one talking about a Google rep who states that the device was originally designed for internal use (that is, between Google employees for their purposes). However, some off-the-record employees state the possiblity of it being sold to us (the consumer) in the near future. Nothing has been verified up to this point besides the obvious fact that the phone exists.
  6. hazydave

    hazydave Newbie

    ... the filing was December 10th... well after all the rumors broke. Seems to be that, if this had really been part of the plan all along, they would have grabbed the trademark before letting all that buzz hit the web.

    Also, Google has not contacted the Philip K. Dick estate about the name, clearly a reference to the "Nexus-6" Androids from "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?", one of Mr. Dick's novels and the basis for the "Bladerunner" film. They may not have a legal basis for a complaint, but I doubt Google would be this sloppy if this were intended as a Google product (I'm sure HTC has plans for this phone, with or without Google, but that's a separate issue).
  7. NowVoyager

    NowVoyager Android Enthusiast

    Start your engines. This race is to the finish and there will be no pit-stops. Not only have they moved to trade-mark the Nexus One name, but they've also released Google Voice invites...albeit scarcely, LOL.

    Nay-sayers are a bit nervous now...can you tell?:p
  8. blinky

    blinky Well-Known Member

    there is already a website out there that has the Nexus One name. And it doesn't belong to Google.
  9. Stormin

    Stormin Well-Known Member

    A week ago the Nexus One web site was blank, the it led to a Thai cement company, now a mineral paint company. A lot of smoke and mirrors in one weeks time for a simple web site name.
  10. Stormin

    Stormin Well-Known Member

    Today the Nexus One web site is a real estate firm. It changes every day. Amazing. Something is up.
  11. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

  12. blinky

    blinky Well-Known Member

    Why would someone register the Nexus One website and not even put any Nexus One stuff on it? Just stupid.
  13. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Android Enthusiast

    Or they could be holding out waiting for an offer on the domain name...
  14. Stormin

    Stormin Well-Known Member

    The site nexusone.com is blank this morning after changing almost daily in the past week. Seems the domain name owner is playing games or maybe playing along.

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