Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Google Confronts High Profile Failures in Internet TV and Smart Phone Ventures [WindowsITPro]

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The Nexus S is definitely the less embarrassing of the two. It launched to good reviews, mostly because of improvements in the latest version of the popular Android smartphone OS, which will make its way to other Android phones as well. But the Nexus S is the second generation version of the poorly-received Nexus One phone, which was the subject of so many customer complaints that Google stopped selling the device after just a few months. And Google recently delayed the international release of the Nexus S, and has already dropped the price by a stunning $185 in the UK. And this before the device even went on sale overseas.

Compared to Google TV, however, the Nexus S is a stunning success. Google TV launched to universally negative reviews, and the Sony TV unit I received is so wretched and indecipherable that I ultimately refused to even review it. Google TV is so horrible, so utterly unusable and unfriendly, that Google has taken the unusual step of pulling the product from CES 2011 and telling its hardware partners to hold off on new product announcements. Instead, Google will completely revamp the ill-conceived hardware and relaunch it sometime later in 2011.

Google Confronts High Profile Failures in Internet TV and Smart Phone Ventures

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