Google’s next Nexus might be an enterprise phone with physical keyboard

There aren’t too many details about this at the moment, but it looks like Google’s second Nexus Android phone (perhaps named Nexus Two?) “will be for enterprise users.”

According to Reuters, Andy Rubin himself said so, in an interview with Walt Mossberg – apparently, this is the interview, but it looks like there’s nothing about the “next Nexus” in it.

Anyway, the Android mastermind has reportedly also declared that the new Nexus phone may come with a physical keyboard – which most probably means a sliding QWERTY one.

It’s not clear yet if the second Google Nexus handset will be manufactured by HTC (like the Nexus One), or by another company. Motorola, Samsung maybe?

HTC Google Nexus Two enterprise

While the Nexus One competes with the likes of iPhone and other stylish handsets, an enterprise-targeted Nexus phone will likely compete with RIM’s BlackBerry smartphones, as well as with Windows Mobile devices.

Now the question is: will Google really make an enterprise phone?

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • spyroscesarsc

    If a Nexus II comes out by Samsung with physical keyboard it will become the KING OF THE KINGS!!! :-) I hope so! :-D

  • Graham E.

    Great to hear the next Nexus will be an enterprise handset.

    Some people don't think of Android as being an enterprise platform. Blackberry gets most enterprise sales (60%), followed by iPhone (27%). Windows Mobile was once used by enterprise, but figures published in InformationWeek (5 Dec) show that it has dropped to third place, with a percentage less than one fourth of the market.

    At the same time, Android is also growing in business use. I believe the divide between enterprise and consumer smartphone platforms is only temporary, as businesses will eventually migrate to the same platforms that consumers are using.

    For developing new business applications, Android is definitely the best bet, so Google's Nexus Two will find a nice market there.

  • Peter Tysoe

    Once they get up to 'Nexus 6', Philip K Dick's estate will have even more grounds to sue them!

  • Somebody

    When has wimo *ever* been enterprise?

    Palm was there first, then straight to RIM when palm decided that it was time to take a few years off to F*** the dog. Wimo was NEVER in the picture.

    iPhag also has never been considered enterprise-anything with its goofy uselessness.

    The reason Android will be overtaking both RIM and iPhag is because it is a serious operating system (unlike iPhag), and is actually RELIABLE and intelligently engineered (unlike RIM).

  • Somebody

    When has wimo *ever* been enterprise?

    Palm was there first, then straight to RIM when palm decided that it was time to take a few years off to F*** the dog. Wimo was NEVER in the picture.

    iPhag also has never been considered enterprise-anything with its goofy uselessness.

    The reason Android will be overtaking both RIM and iPhag is because it is a serious operating system (unlike iPhag), and is actually RELIABLE and intelligently engineered (unlike RIM).