By John Gruber
Sky Guide brings the beauty of the stars down to Earth.
So the new Google Phone identifies itself as “Nexus One” in its user agent string. Nexus is the brand name of the series of androids (a.k.a. replicants) in Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. The story concerns escaped Nexus-6 models; in the movie, you-know-who is a prototype Nexus-7.
Update: Sony calls their custom Android UI “Nexus”.
★ Saturday, 12 December 2009