There are many, many things that Google could do, that we chose not to do… One day we had a conversation where we figured we could just try to predict the stock market. And then we decided it was illegal.
This is so insane that I have to assume he was mis-quoted.
Despite the fact that the Google Nexus One is the most advanced Android handset to date, and enjoyed substantial buzz leading up to its release, the launch has been overshadowed by lower than expected sales.
link: Initial Sales of Original iPhone, Droid, and Nexus One Compared – Mac Rumors
On the heels of the 71% cut in estimates this should not be a surprise. Nor should it be given Rubin’s stated goal:
Rubin hopes his company can sell, at the very least, 150,000 Nexus One devices.
link: Google’s Mobile Chief Andy Rubin on the Google Phone & the Androidification of Everything – GigaOM