Next Google Nexus getting a Google+ button?

Next Google Nexus getting a Google+ button?There are two types of people in the world right now: those who have nabbed themselves a Google+ invitation, and those who... well... haven't.

But these are early days for Google's fledgling social network, and we're hearing Google may be working on kitting out its next Nexus phone with a dedicated Google+ hardware button to help spur things alone.

If the concept sounds a little familiar, of course, it's because we've already been there with the HTC Salsa and ChaCha, which made a big deal of their dedicated Facebook button when they arrived on the scene earlier this year.

And while the Nexus Prime – or whatever it's set to be called – is sure to be a far different beast in other areas, coming in at the high end rather than aiming at the mass market, it seems in this respect at least Google is planning to follow HTC's lead.

All this is pure rumour at this stage, it should be mentioned, and comes to us via Facebook from "Googleplus", who claims to be getting the info from an official Google employee.

For the record, though, it's worth noting that the creator of the Facebook page also uses the limelight to suggest the next Nexus handset will be made by HTC, not by Samsung as just about every other rumour has claimed so far.

That certainly gives us good reason to question whether any of this is true, but even if it is a case of the tail wagging the dog, we reckon a Google+ hardware button is something Google should give some thought to whether it is already or not.

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gazandlaurenne  Jul. 12, 2011 at 11:07

I never quite see the point of the hardware facebook buttons so I don't think I'll be rushing to switch my phone for a Google+ button phone.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 12, 2011 at 13:01

For argument's sake I'll pretend I'd consider a Google-branded thing. A hardware button for a newbie social-notworking phishing forum? While other touchscreen phone makers tend to ditch butttons?
LOL
The FB button is the reason I'd never touch the Cha Cha.
But hey, the other day I saw a group of teens. They all wore T-shirts with their Twitter and FB IDs printed on.
LOL
The FB button is the reason I'd never touch the Cha Cha.
But hey, the other day I saw a group of teens. They all wore T-shirts with their Twitter and FB IDs printed on.

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 13, 2011 at 09:44

Google+ does not look very promising right now. It could be another failed attempt by Google to enter social networking, but it's too early to tell. If it fails what is the point to have an app on the phone let alone a dedicated button?

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 13, 2011 at 12:00

Compromise - every phone gets a Blackberry Style 'convenience button' that the user can remap to any app/function.
Google could call it the Function Button, or FB...oh, wait...

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