Nexus One naming issues.

I love Blade Runner, Philip K. Dick, and all associated androidery as much as the next nerd, but this is dumb.

The PKD estate is getting all uppity because they think that Google is biting off the Nexus name for the new phone.

nexus: 1. the means of connection between things linked in series; 2. a connected series or group

one: really? Come on. For our purposes, let’s just say it’s the first of its kind.

Given what Android (and Google, both with Chrome and in general) is trying to do, by converging your data and unifying your user experience, I feel like the PKD estate is a little overreaching here. I know you have to defend trademarks to have them at all – that concept isn’t lost on me – but the name makes sense within the confines of the definition.

Author: Seth Clifford

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