We, at Techie-buzz, were doing an evaluation of all the significant tech events that happened in 2009. Authors had different opinions about the biggest and most influential event we witnessed this year. But everyone agreed the biggest showdown of the year, surrounding rumors, was the much hyped Google “Nexus One” phone.
We chased Nexus One, right from the beginning, till its official announcement. Here are the events on how the Google “Nexus One” Phone was born out of rumors and went on to become a reality.
December 1, 2009
As soon as the rumors surfaced by Gizmodo that Google is secretly building a phone, that will also be branded by its name, we were one of the first to report it on Techie-Buzz. People had various guesses like: it will be manufactured by Samsung and it will be running Chrome OS.
There were many fake aka “leaked” pics and videos, that surfaced similar to these:
These rumors did not surface on their own. Google had long pending plans about this phone. Google first developed Android: the hottest and one of the best OS for portable devices that the open source community has to offer, and then Google voice: which filled the long pending dream of users about the ideal VOIP (voice-over-internet-telephony). What was the next product expected from the company? Maybe one high-end phone with all the bare basics for today’s power user: a fast processor, bluetooth, bigger ram, wi-fi, camera, touch enabled UI, and yes, one that can compete with the killer iPhone, that overshadowed the cellphone history of this decade.