updated 04:20 pm EST, Thu November 11, 2010
Nexus S to get Best Buy store space Nov. 14
More Google Nexus S details emerged today as a blogger found that Best Buy planned to have an endcap, or aisle end promo space, as soon as November 14. The space would eventually get a live demo unit, according to Best Buy's internal system, but didn't have a fixed date for when this would happen.
The device would significantly have to compete with the iPhone 4 for attention in the store. Apple's device already has an endcap, the planogram said. Special promotional attention isn't uncommon for Android phones, but an endcap is both less common for Android and first for a fully Google-branded phone. Nexus One units were only ever sold online in North America and much of the world until this summer, when Google switched to a traditional model.
Equal placement at the store would be symbolic for Google, as Android is now one quarter of smartphone sales and is currently outselling the iPhone, primarily through wider distribution in the US. Samsung would benefit the most directly by making the device.
If true, the mention could point to the phone being announced within the next two days, although this isn't certain. One of the details of rumors since proven credible was that the device has been delayed by a major flaw and may not arrive for weeks, which could be enough to push into next year. [via Android Police]