Google’s Nexus One won’t shake Apple’s iPhone to the core… yet

Last Tuesday, Google finally confirmed it was entering the hardware market by launching its own mobile phone handset. The Nexus One is made to Google’s specifications by HTC, a Taiwanese firm, and runs the latest version of Google’s Android software, an open source operating system already running on a number of handsets, including ones made by HTC and Motorola.Salivating over a head-to-head contest between Google and Apple, the mainstream news media made as much of it as they could. The BBC even dispatched its technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones, to Google’s HQ, where he dutifully asked if the company thought its new phone would provide competition for Apple’s iPhone. The Google spokesman waffled, but needn’t have bothered. The truth is that, in most respects, the Google phone is inferior to the Apple product.To read this report in The Guardian in full, see:

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