In what looks to be a breaking of the ranks at Google, a job posting hints that the Silicon Valley ad serving giant turned hardware manufacturer, will be adding sorely needed phone support.
While they're at it, the Android and Nexus one teams need to get their acts in sync too. And as a consumer electronics manufacturer now, albeit with the help to date of only HTC, they have a lot to learn about production. First off it seems that some of the Nexus One devices are not all created equally. Mine for example has a different circuitry according to some developers who have apps running on devices shipped to the east coast, meaning some apps work, and others require modifications.
Secondly the back of the phone which snaps in place doesn't have the fit and finish of similarly priced smartphones from Apple, RIM or Nokia. This "cheap" finish work takes away from the elegance in both design and function.
Designing hardware is not much different from designing a web page, so in Google's case, they need to take what they learned crafting their home page and apply it to the Nexus One. Simple. Clean. Elegant. Functional, and the same for everyone.