Will The Google Nexus S by Samsung Fail?
So Google is going to release the successor to the Nexus One smartphone, the Google Nexus S which is made by Samsung, but with the disappointment with the Nexus One, just how well will the Nexus S fair, or more to the point will the Google Nexus S fail?
It would appear to me that there’s not a great deal of good being said about Google’s latest Android smartphone, we’ve already posted an article on the top six reason to hate the Nexus S, and now we have a report from ITProProtal that delivers four reasons why the Nexus S will be a failure.
Their reasoning at to why the device will fail goes along these lines, the Nexus S doesn’t live up to expectations with the main reason being the device isn’t different enough from other smartphone to convince a potential customer to upgrade.
Basically other than Android Gingerbread along with NFC all the key features with the Nexus S are already available on other handsets and some superseded and with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and NFC being rolled out throughout next year, come June the Nexus S will be obsolete.
Another gripe is what the asking price for the device will be, the Google Nexus S is an expensive handset when compared with the Nexus One and with only a few new features the device doesn’t justify the large price difference of Â£200 between it and its predecessor.
Another failure is apparently because Google has opted to make the Nexus S available via the Carphone Warehouse rather than direct which they say is a “flawed strategy” and one that caused the Nexus One to fail and besides, the Carphone warehouse only covers a fraction of the UK market and thus the device will see limited exposure.
As for NFC, well it’s not really new tech and has been around for some time but manufacturers have thus far been reluctant to include NFC capability in their devices, and no doubt the novelty of NFC will eventually die and NFC requires more apps so it can work and receive a larger audience.
The article finalises by saying ultimately the Nexus S is a “trailblazer” due to packing NFC and Android Gingerbread, but it won’t start any mad rush for people to swap their iPhone 4 for the Android device and thus they expect first sales figures after 100 days to be somewhat disappointing.
So what do our readers think about the Nexus S, is it a trailblazer device that many will go with, or will it suffer the same fate as the Google Nexus One and fail miserably, or can Google make the Nexus S more attractive to p[potential customers somehow?