If you thought the name of the recently introduced Google mobile phone, the Nexus One sounded familiar, you’re not alone. The estate of the late sci-fi author Philip K. Dick says that the Internet giant lifted the name from the author’s classic novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” (better known as the movie “Blade Runner.”)
In the novel, the Nexus One refers to the model of a rogue android.
The estate of the late author has sued Google, claiming infringement.
“Google takes first and then deals with the fallout later,” Isa Dick Hackett, Dick’s daughter, told Wired.com.