Google speaks of upgraded Nexus One “Enterprise” and reason for current lack of multi-touch

January 11, 2010

While on stage with th Wall Street Journal’s  Walt Mossberg, a Google Engineering VP was recently heard speaking about an upgraded Nexus One Enterprise version which would include a better battery and physical keyboard.  Naturally, he also spoke of more models such as a budget version, which always seem to follow halfhearted, noncommittal comments about future products.  The original question was also brought up in a separate conversation with Andy Rubin, who stated something along the same lines of the Nexus One being the first in a line of ever improving models.  Again, this seems to be a given that with success of a certain product, development of future iterations always seem close behind.

In another unrelated question regarding the lack of multi-touch in both the Nexus One and the Motorola Droid, Andy Rubin was heard saying, “It’s not an America versus outside America kind of thing. It’s a decision that is a result of the OEM model. I personally don’t like two-handed operations… there is no conspiracy.”  This is an odd quote coming directly from the horses mouth and leads us to believe that this goes much deeper than personal preference of handling a phone’s operations.  Just because Andy doesn’t prefer using multi-touch doesn’t make it a smart move to not include it in your flagship device.  Would having the capability of multi-touch really hamper the experience for those who wish to not use it?  Let us know what you think but I have a feeling everyone but Google is on the same page regarding this subject.

[via Gizmodo and AndroidCentral]

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