By Stephen Schenck | July 11, 2013 7:24 PM
Here’s a weird one for you: back when Google first started selling the Nexus 4 late last year, the copy it used to describe the phone on its Play Store webpage for device sales was “the new smartphone from Google.” It stayed that way for quite a while, but right around when the white Nexus 4 came out, Google updated that text to instead read “the best smartphone, starting at $299.” It stayed that for over a month, until today when Google once again edited the description to “the first Google smartphone, starting at $299.” What happened to being the best?
We know, this could be totally innocent, but it’s still a little unusual. Did one of the other Android OEMs get a little peeved at Google for putting the Nexus 4 up on the “best smartphone” pedestal? If so, who might be so petty?
And that current text is really odd, too. We can’t think of a single way the Nexus 4 qualifies as Google’s “first” smartphone.
Fat lot of nothing, or is there something going on behind the scenes at Google that might be worth being aware of?