Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Google Experience Device

UPDATE!!! - visit http://about.me/googleexperiencedevice for the new layout and up to date information

What is a Google Experience Device?

A Google Experience Device is a product that is backed by Google but manufactured by another company. For example, the Motorola Xoom tablet is made by Motorola, obviously, but it has Google Android software with no extra fluff and applications that you cannot easily get rid of. The same goes for a phone such as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which is a Google Experience Device. It is made by Samsung, but has the full backing of Google. These devices are simply put 100% Google. NEW - Google Nexus 7 Tablet is a Google Experience Device loaded with pure Android Jelly Bean 4.1.

Google simply does not have the manufacturing resources to manufacture the products themselves, so they "outsource" the manufacturing to companies such as Motorola (which it now owns) and Samsung with the explicit contract not to add any fluff-ware.

Google Experience Device = Pure Android, 100% Google.