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Nexus One will cause problems for Google, says Microsoft

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Jan 2010 13:45 User comments (10)

Nexus One will cause problems for Google, says Microsoft Microsoft's Robbie Bach has said today that Google will cause problems for itself now that it has released the Nexus One smartphone, problems with "attracting partners" for Android in the future.
Bach thinks that now that the company has released its own phone, handset makers may feel that Google phones will be prioritized over their own Android devices. That may push some to stop using Android in general.

"Doing both in the way they are trying to do both is actually very, very difficult," adds Bach. "Google’s announcement sends a signal where they're going to place their commitment. That will create some opportunities for us and we'll pursue them."

At least one analyst agrees: "No one has ever succeeded in selling their own device while trying to license to partners simultaneously," says Michael Gartenberg of Interpret LLC. "As much as Google can say it's not a Google phone, the phone says Google on it. They're going to have to convince their licensees they're not in competition with them."said.

Google feels completely different about the matter and cites the fact that they will be adding a plethora of Android phones to the Google Store, giving users an easy way to access Android, from all makers.

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10 user comments

18.1.2010 13:56

Kind of like the Laptop that MS/HP is going to make.

28.1.2010 15:30

I smell jealosy..

38.1.2010 15:42

If I was Microsoft, I would be scared of the Android platform as well.

48.1.2010 15:43
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Originally posted by MReprogle:
I smell jealousy..
So do I. Microsoft, who has NOTORIOUSLY eaten it's words over repeated times, is going to eat these words again.

Some people may not use GMail, or Google Voice, or even Google wave, but this phone, and the capabilities Google has to make things easier for people, will allow another monopoly of technology, far surpassing any distinct feelings of tension between the phone makers, and Google. Google is smart, and all of their decisions, are tremendously helpful to the public.

59.1.2010 0:37

MS is jeellloouusssssss......

69.1.2010 1:41

It will be interesting to see what happens. One problem w/ the Android OS is part of the same reasons Windows Mobile had problems. Many developers didn't want to make apps for it because of the wide variety of hardware they were one, so they often ended up developing for the lowest common denominator hardware rather than making several versions of their software optimized for each 'class' of hardware. If new Android OS software ends up focusing on Droid and Nexus One, interest in any lower-end Android-based devices may dry up.

79.1.2010 2:13

Isn't that already problem right now?

Threre are a lot of different version of 1.6 and 2.0's out there and all software doesn't work across the versions.

Companies who put out 1.6 phones not updating to 2.0 anytime soon.

89.1.2010 18:07

The only thing i don't like about the Google phone is the fact that its only available through Google and no actual shops. A big downside.

915.1.2010 15:55

wtf he is talking about?? If all the phones are running android any update or app is going to be able to be used on any android phone. Android is the phones OS. just like if I have a dell computer, an hp computer, etc. all running windows XP. It does not matter that they are all different computers. They are all running the same OS so everything is going to pretty much work across the board.

1015.1.2010 16:18

Originally posted by zdiggler:
Isn't that already problem right now?

Threre are a lot of different version of 1.6 and 2.0's out there and all software doesn't work across the versions.

Companies who put out 1.6 phones not updating to 2.0 anytime soon.
this is only an issue because the makers of the phone itself adding features to the phone that require updates for each new android update. perfect example is htc's sense ui on the droid eris. this isnt googles fault or problem.

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