So Sony Ericsson’s Chief Executive Bert Norberg has told a Swedish publication that Google wanted Sony Ericsson to build the Android-running, Snapdragon-powered smartphone, the vaunted Nexus One. As CEO Norberg revealed, Sony Ericsson had actually turned down the request, claiming that they were only loyal to Sony Ericsson (themselves) and to stick with making their own in-house hardware.
Sony Ericsson's not exactly doing great at the moment in the smartphone arena. Its own Android-powered smartphone, the much-delayed Xperia X10, doesn't even have concrete release date. Would you rather have had Sony Ericsson make the N1, or HTC?