This Is an “Ex-Superphone”
The Nexus One, the first and perhaps only Google superphone, is dead. It has ceased to be. Bereft of life. it rests in peace along with the promise and grand mobile-industry-transforming expectations with which it was launched.
And after just seven months at market.
Point your browser at the Nexus One site today and you’ll find only this sad little message as an epitaph for the search sovereign’s superphone (click to enlarge):
A pity. Still, Google watchers can take solace in this: The device fulfilled its purpose and died a success. As Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently said, “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.”
So much for launch early and iterate constantly.