11:32 PM Edited by Blony
When you say “Google Nexus One”, you’re immediately thinking about Android and HTC (which manufactures the smartphone).
Most probably, Google wanted HTC to build the Nexus One due to the fact that the Taiwanese company is one of the most respected smartphone makers in the world. However, it looks like Google has chosen HTC also because another handset maker refused to build its first phone.
Bert Nordberg, Sony Ericsson’s CEO, recently stated that Google initially wanted SE to make the Nexus One, but the Swedish-Japanese joint-venture said “no”. Why? Because Sony Ericsson doesn’t want to be a subcontractor – it only wants to make and sell phones under its own brand. Well, if SE’s revenue and profit don’t grow in the near future, this might turn out to be a dumb decision.
Just for the record, Sony Ericsson currently has three Android smartphones (Xperia X10, Xperia X10 Mini and Xperia X10 Mini Pro), none of which is available yet.
As for the Google Nexus Two, Motorola will probably make it – but, who knows, maybe Sony Ericsson will reconsider its decision and make the Nexus Three or Nexus Four (if they’ll be named like that).