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Google hasn't historically shown very much interest of getting into smartphone hardware as a business. There was the old Nexus One direct-to-customer sales program years back when there were very few Android devices for the public to experience. But Android was designed first and foremost as a widely-available alternative mobile OS rather than created to run on Google's own hardware. Even before the first Android device ever came to market it was the OEM's coming up with...
It should also be noted that Alibaba has reached out to Paypal for a payments partnership. Could be sincere or could simply be a negotiating tactic from Jack Ma, putting a little pressure on Apple for favorable terms. Personally I think they're sincere, perhaps seeing a link up with Paypal as a better way for Alipay into Western markets. http://bankinnovation.net/2014/11/alipay-pitches-paypal-on-jv/ Edited: US was too restrictive. Alibaba has worldwide ambitions.
Google's blogs and their Nexus Program lead discuss why Nexus devices are needed.The number of sales of any particular Nexus model and the revenue from them has no bearing on why Google has to have them built. They're not designed to be revenue drivers.So no your questions weren't ignored. If you read my entire post they were addressed in the quotes I provided explaining why Nexus models are created.1: They might be "flops" if the goal was simply making Nexus models...
See the previous post for a Google explanation of what purpose the Nexus program serves. After reading it you should realize it's simple common-sense.
Of course:http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/android-be-together-not-same.html"Advances in computing are driven at the intersection of hardware and software. That's why we’ve always introduced Nexus devices alongside our platform releases. Rather than creating software in the abstract, we work with hardware partners to build Nexus devices to help push the boundaries of what's possible. Nexus devices also serve as a reference for the ecosystem as they develop on our...
Shawshank Redemption was supposed to make a nice profit on ticket sales, correct? It wasn't intended to be produced as an example of art-house theatre, profits be damned, rather than a commercial money-making film. So yeah, they failed in their mission, tho I'd be surprised it has lost money by the time TV rights are factored in. Google Nexus program isn't meant as a profit making hardware venture, tho Google would no doubt take the money. For the purpose the program is...
They're important for a reason you mentioned yourself. They serve as de-facto beta-testers, discovering unnoticed bugs and inconsistencies, suggesting OS changes and additions for upcoming versions, and serving as fairly vocal web ambassadors for Google Android. Yeah, they're important.
Then you too would be incorrect, not able or not wanting to comprehend the Nexus program.Their shouldn't be any huge surprise that the Nexus 9 is (purposefully) handicapped, resulting in an unfavorable comparison to an Apple iPad Air. It would have been a huge black-mark on Apple if they hadn't as the two serve different purposes for their respective OS providers. Leave the better hardware, performance and options to the OEM's as intended. That doesn't mean OEM's will be...
They do. That's why most would choose (and do) an LG G3, or an HTC One or a Galaxy S, or a Sony Experia over a Nexus model with very limited storage options whose only real claim to fame is stock Android and thus fast OS updates. That much should have been obvious.Why do you think those few "die-hard Android fans" committed to Nexus models are doing so much hand-wringing this past week over some non-Nexus models beating them to the punch with Android 5.0 (ie Moto X, LG...
No, you simply fail to comprehend what's been said. You insist on defining flop as a revenue failure. Nexus models are intended as reference hardware platforms, and designed to highlight/promote new OS features, which they very successfully do. Revenue drivers in and of themselves is not the purpose.Of course the Nexus models don't attract strong consumer demand. They aren't designed to. They appeal to a small but vocal subset of Android users.: Those that think having the...
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