Schmidt: no Google Nexus Two plans

July 5, 2010
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Google CEO Eric Schmidt has confirmed that there will be no Google Nexus Two device, telling The Telegraph that "the idea a year and a half ago was to do the Nexus One to try to move the phone platform hardware business forward. It clearly did. It was so successful, we didn't have to do a second one."  While previous rumors have suggested that Google might follow up the Nexus One with a hardware QWERTY model, Schmidt said of the decision not to continue with own-brand devices that they "like that flexibility, we think that flexibility is characteristic of nimbleness at our scale."

As for criticism regarding sales of the Nexus One, Schmidt says that of the decision not to make a sequel "[Google] would view that as positive but people criticised us heavily for that. I called up the board and said: 'Ok, it worked. Congratulations - we're stopping'."  The CEO also touched on data security, saying "the reality is we make decisions based on what the average user tells us and we do check. And the reason that you should trust us is that if we were to violate that trust people would move immediately to someone else. We're very non-sticky so we have a very high interest in maintaining the trust of those users."

[via Neowin]


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