Failure is not an option, it just happens. For any great tech company with great success, there is always a massive failure somewhere in the mix. They can’t all be winners, and so goes the story of Business Insider‘s annual top 15 list of the biggest tech flops. It was hit or miss for many companies this year, with so much competition, it seemed to all come down to top of the line features and great marketing. Falling in line with the likes of iTunes Ping and the Blackberry Torch, are the Nexus One at #15 and Google TV at #8.
The Nexus One was a popular device early in the year, but it made the list apparently because of the way Google handled its availability, which could have in turn led to what the company considers unimpressive sales numbers.
“Google made a bid to shake up the mobile phone industry by selling its Nexus One phone directly to consumers. While the phone was nice, the sales were not. Google killed the project after a few months.”
As for that much hyped Google TV, there have been plenty of negative reviews, with the device being called too complex for the average user, inconsistent, and full of bugs.
“The early reviews of Google TV aren’t good. It appears to be complicated and unnecessary. Maybe next year Google gets it right?”
Even the mighty Google can make a few mistakes, but at least they didnt get the #1 spot, so maybe there is hope. Be sure to check the link below to see the rest of 2010’s tech failures from Business Insider.
Source: Business Insider