The Nexus One was Google’s first attempt at making hardware, and their first smartphone, now Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt has confirmed that Google won’t be making a Nexus Two.
Eric Schmidt said in a recent interview with the Telegraph that they don’t intend to make a Nexus Two or any other Google branded hardware running their Android OS.
‘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. We 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’. We like that flexibility, we think that flexibility is characteristic of nimbleness at our scale.’
So I guess we won’t be seeing any Chrome Google branded netbooks and tablets from them either in the near future, although who knows with Google they could quite easily change their mind and decide to produce more Google branded hardware in the future. Have a look and our article on Android vs iPhone to see which smartphone and mobile platform is best for you.