There’s a very interesting report in business paper City AM today about a possible tie-up between Google and Carphone Warehouse. The paper says Google’s Android-powered follow up to the Nexus One is arriving before Christmas and will be sold exclusively, avoiding the networks and direct to customers, through the CPW chain.
Here’s the juicy bit:
“The second Google-branded mobile phone will hit the UK in time for Christmas through an exclusive deal with Carphone Warehouse … The deal with Carphone represents a major rethink of Google’s sales strategy, with the Nexus One released exclusively in the UK through Vodafone”
The extremely well informed (for a financial news site) report goes on to suggest the Nexus One successor is expected to run the next version of Android, ie, the Gingerbread 3.0 or 2.3 release. It’ll be Google’s new flagship Android phone. Very, very interesting.
Nothing is mentioned about who Google is contracting to make the hardware this time around, which will be the key for us. Thanks to reader Ryu for the tip.