Google has got into the hardware business with details spilling out across various tech blogs about the new Android powered Nexus One mobile phone. Google getting into making mobiles will mark a shift of focus from web services to a hardware product.
Expected Specifications of NexusOne by Google
- Nexus will have a proximity sensor/light sensor along with a touch screen.
- Nexus One will have Android running on it.
- Specifications on a camera are not clear but it will support Google Goggles and hence it might come with a 5 MP camera.
- It is expected to have WiFi Radio and Bluetooth.
What does Nexus One mean for Google?
I have no doubt that Nexus One will give a pretty strong push to the Android OS but this does mean Google is shifting some of its focus from internet services and products to a hardware product.
Microsoft which had done the same by entering the market with Xbox and b have not made any major breakthrough in term of huge financial windfall. But they have much deeper pockets compared to Google.
I wonder if this will be a misadventure for Google because inspite of having their customized hardware and Android OS, Google will finally have to convince carriers about adopting the Nexus phone.
What do you think about this new development? If Google gets this right could we see a Google Netbook powered by Chromium OS in a few years?
Let me know your thoughts through your comments.