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It is Google's early 2010 flagship Google Android device showing off Android 2.1's capabilities.

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Pros

available contract-free directly from Google - carrier agnostic (for the most part), no contracts

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1GHz Snapdragon CPU

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Hi-res (480x800px) AMOLED 3.7" touchscreen.

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large 3.7" AMOLED display

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proximity sensor and accelerometer

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comes with the latest Android platform revision (2.1)

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available unlocked, and direct from Google

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thin and sleek design

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5MP camera with LED flash

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microSD card reader for external storage expansion up to 32GB

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voice input on every text field

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WiFi

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includes Google Maps Navigation as well as Google's latest visual search functionality named Google Goggles

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magnetic compass

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microUSB port, located at the bottom of the device (easy to charge while phone in car holder for navigation etc.)

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very snappy performance

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Has a built in noise canceling.

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customizable UI found on newer Android platforms

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dedicated physical volume rocker

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full version of Adobe Flash 10.1 coming soon, beta already demoed on Nexus One

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stereo sound

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Real emphasis on 3D

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February 2nd update enabled multitouch (in browser, gallery and maps), upgrades maps, introduces Google Goggles

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Already ROOTED before it's official announcement!

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Quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G: works on major networks round the globe

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Easy OTA Android OS upgrades. Froyo (2.2) coming soon with features that will blow the competitors away.

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March 16 2010 update - now available for Rogers / AT&T (new model compatible with their 3G radio bands)

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Trackball lights up as a notification of a new email, txt, etc.

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battery capacity can be boosted to 3200mAh (from 1400mAh) via 3rd party offering (Seidio)

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Cons

limited internal storage (512MB flash RAM for apps & data, 512MB ROM for OS & modem firmware)

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Touch screen not as accurate and responsive as other phones

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no QWERTY keyboard

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Short battery life

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$350 early termination fee for subsidized phones

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Requires the a Google account and mandates the use of Google apps (Mail, Calendar) for many key features.

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tinny loudspeaker

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not fully integrated with my iTunes

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No access to the Exchange Global Address book (do you work at a company with several thousand employees in the directory?)

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high price without a contract - not subsidized by carriers

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No sync with Exchange Calendar

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not available in Canada

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No control over how to handle read/unread flag on POP3 accounts

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No accepting of Exchange meeting invitations

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fairly boring aesthetic

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No sync with Exchange Tasks

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No support for EAS remote wipe and pin lock for Exchange

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dead project - killed as enhanced options from HTC (EVO 4G, Droid Incredible, etc...) are widely available - officially ended July 16 after stocks are depleted

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slippery - easily dropped!

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Currently (as of Jan 5th) doesn't support 3G frequency of AT&T and Rogers

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It doesn't use its power.

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Because the screen can be easily touched by your palm while holding it, absolutely requires multitouch for normal operation.

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Edit

 

The Google Nexus One (aka Google Phone) is Google's early 2010 flagship Google Android device showing off Android 2.1's capabilities. The hardware was engineered by HTC and Qualcomm, and it was launched on January 5, 2010. The Nexus One is sold either unlocked ($529) or subsidized with a T-Mobile contract ($179). Instead of being sold in traditional retail outlets, the touch screen phone sells directly to customers through the Google website (www.google.com/phone). At the time of launch, only a GSM version is available, whose 3G radio supports the AWS spectrum (used by T-Mobile in the USA and WIND in Canada) and the European 3G bands. At a later time in 2010, a CDMA version for Verizon is planned, and the device will debut in Europe under Vodafone. With Google Goggles (image-based search using the phone's camera), every text field in the OS being enabled for voice recognition, a 3D user interface with 5 homescreens, live wallpapers, haptic feedback, Google Maps Navigation, Android's excellent cloud integration with Google services, WiFi, GPS, accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, digital compass, hi-resolution (800x480px) AMOLED display, 5MP camera with LED flash, noise cancellation microphone, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon (ARM v7 instruction set) processor at 1GHz, Google believably touts it as a 'superphone'.

Features
  • 3.7" AMOLED display with 480x800 resolution
  • 1GHz Snapdragon processor (ARM v7 instruction set)
  • 5MP camera with LED flash and 2x digital zoom
  • Bluetooth connectivity (2.1 + EDR, stereo audio with A2DP)
  • WiFi (802.11b/g/n)
  • microSD memory port
  • standard microUSB port
  • 3.5" stereo headphone jack
  • Trackball
    • used for navigation and notification
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 4.68" (119mm)
    • Width: 2.35" (59.8mm)
    • Depth: 0.45" (11.5mm)
    • Weight (with battery): 4.58 oz (130g)
  • Memory
    • 512MB Flash
    • 512MB RAM
    • 4GB Micro SD Card (expandable to 32GB)
  • Active noise canceling with two microphones
  • 1400 mAh Battery
    • Talk Time: 10 hours on 2G, 7 hours on 3G
    • Standby time: 290 hours on 2G, 250 hours on 3G
    • Internet: 5 hours on 3G, 6.5 hours on Wi-Fi
    • Video: up to 7 hours
    • Audio: up to 20 hours
  • Pricing: $529 unlocked, $179 with T-Mobile contract
Post Review
Dom
06/04/2010 10:54

Check this out, a German dude (Sven Killig) made a USB host driver for Android 2.2 and he's demoing it on a Nexus One. Sweeeeet!

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