The phrase 'to Google' has come to mean a great many things as Google has become a large and ubiquitous company. Here are five of its biggest failures, and five things Google got right
The Nexus None
Not content with populating the world with Android handsets, in January 2010 Google decided to rewrite the rules of the wireless game by offering unlocked HTC Nexus One handsets directly to consumers via the Web. Within four months Google bailed on its Web store experiment.
Photo: A demonstration of a Nexus One smartphone, the first mobile phone Google sold directly to consumers based on its Android platform, after a news conference at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., on Jan. 5, 2010.