Image by Getty Images via @daylifeGoogle doing Nexus One early this year - or was it late last year - was a big departure for the software giant. It does not feel that way any more because the company by now is into wind farms and cars and monorails. But back then hardware, any hardware, felt like a big departure.
Google Car, Google Monorail
Offshoring The Wind Harvesting: Google Wind
Other than that the Nexus Two would have the newest version of Android, what would be the rest of the features? Will it just have the best of the best phones now? What additional features could there be?
It is not like the iPhone is sitting around. The talk that the iPhone will distance itself a little bit more - at least in Europe - from the carriers is not an innovation in the technology department. That is sheer guts. That is more politics and policy. That is more in the fuck you department.
Maybe Google should get more unapologetically into the phone hardware business. Obviously it feels like the other Android phone people are not delivering it. So why not do it yourself?
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Android And Me: Rumor: Samsung will announce the Nexus Two on November 8th:Google and Samsung will announce the “Nexus Two” at a press conference on November 8th in New York city. The phone will be the first device to ship with stock Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and it will be available soon on multiple carriers.
Telegraph: Is Samsung making Google's Nexus Two?
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