Google Nexus Two and Google Branded Chrome OS Netbook Not Happening

Google [GOOG] was asked recently if a Google Nexus Two Android device was going to launch. In short, the answer is no. The details came from an interview with Eric Schmidt where he was asked about the possibility of a Nexus Two smartphone branded by Google.

The reason for not creating a Nexus Two is due to how successful the Nexus One was, not in terms of how many sold, but more of moving hardware developers on to creating better hardware. We have certainly seen an amazing set of Android smartphones launch after the Nexus One, so in that respect we agree with them about that.

It is also believed that a Google branded Chrome OS netbook also wont be happening. Reasons for this is that the PC industry is used to working with Microsoft (a strong software provider) which means the hardware is more up to scratch unlike how Google felt about the Android hardware prior to the Nexus One.

This isn’t too much of a problem though as hardware developers are creating netbooks that will run Chrome OS when it launches later this year. Also, smartphone creators are also creating some pretty amazing hardware at the moment which can leave Google to focus on software rather than worry about the hardware.

What are your thoughts? Would you still like to see a Nexus Two?

Via: SlashGear


  1. Yeah, I’d like to see a Nexus Two. I hope that Google will succeed in pushing to the mobile market to more openess. Without meaningful competition in the market, the carriers have little incentive to improve the value of their services.

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