Saturday, January 9, 2010

What You Need to Know Before Getting A Google Nexus One

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Google have officially launched the Nexus One, the newest Android phone, and the first that Google is selling and marketing themselves. Read more for the details.

- It’s made by HTC, Google selling the thing, but it’ll ship from HTC.
- It’s lightweight and thin, 45" thick, 4.7" tall, 2.5" wide and weighs 130 grams.
- The Google Nexus One is packing some respectable hardware. Here’s what it’s got:
• 1GHz Snapdragon processor
• 3.7 inch AMOLED screen, 800 x 480 resolution. 100,000:1 contrast ratio, 1ms response time
• GPS, compass
• Accelerometer
• Light and proximity sensors.
• 5 Megapixel Camera, with flash, captures 720 x 480 video at 20 fps
• Stereo Bluetooth
• 3.5mm headphone jack
• Two microphones for noise reduction.
• 512 MB of internal flash storage
• 512 MB of RAM
• Micro SD slot with 4GB of storage included.

Google claims 250 hours of standby battery life on 3G, 7 hours of talk time, 5 hours of 3G internet use or 6.5 hours internet use on Wi-Fi. Additionally, they claim you can watch video for up tow 7 hours or listen to Audio for up to 20 hours on a single charge.

- The phone will initially only allow apps to be stored in the 512 MB of internal storage. Huh?!512MB?!WTHack!
- The phone is multi-touch capable, but none of either apps or the own OS won't use of it. Afraid get sued by Apple?
- The Nexus One is powered by Android 2.1(Eclair).
- The Nexus One features animated backgrounds.
- It features voice support for dialing, navigation, and speech-to-text. Quite cool after you've watched the demo.
- It’ll finally bring Google Earth to Android, complete with voice control.
- All of the new software features in Android 2.1 will come to other Android phones in coming days, but not all phone can be upgrade to 2.1.
- Google’s going to try to get this thing called a “superphone” instead of a smartphone. What's the different? Tell me if you know more.
- You can buy it today at It’s available for $530 unlocked.
- If you buy the phone unlocked and use it on AT&T, you won’t be able to use their 3G network, just Edge. Why? This is not 3G phone? Tell me why if you know further more.
- If you’re interested in the Nexus One, check out their official website. You can play with a 3D model of the phone there.


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