Surprise: Google’s Home Page Promoting Nexus One
If you visit Google.com today, you will see that they are showing a promotion for the Nexus One. The promotion is found under the search box and reads, “Experience Nexus One, the new Android phone from Google.”
As we saw in Danny’s live blogging of the event, yesterday – Google said they would use Google.com to push this device. They did so for the Verizon/Motorola Droid, so of course they will do it for their own device.
The link takes you to google.com/phone, as you would expect.
Google’s also done this before in the past for the Droid, G1, to support World AIDS Day and Chrome.
Postscript from Greg Sterling: Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster calculated the value of the Nexus One placement on Google’s homepage to be worth between $4 and $5 million (at a $15 or $20 CPM) if it were an ad that had to be bought.