Google has finally launched the much awaited and hyped Nexus One. Said to be the evolution of Android, the Nexus One is where the web meets the phone according to Google. HTC and Google worked closely on the Nexus One to make it a ‘superphone’ and it features top of the line specifications and features. Featuring a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and Android 2.1 operating system, Nexus One has a 3.7″ AMOLED display similar to what you find on the Zune HD. Google thinks the Nexus One is the best design for HTC, we think they haven’t seen the HTC HD2.
The specifications of the device are the same that were leaked a couple of weeks ago. It’s ‘thinner than a #2 pencil and lighter than a Swiss army keychain’. As Engadget had already pointed out in their hands on review, it’s much faster than the Droid and previous Android devices.
As for the software, it now contains live wallpapers, 5 homescreen panels, new weather and news widgets, an all new 3D framework and voice recognition, using which you can skip typing and just dictate text to any field in the phone.
|Physical Dimensions||Height 119mm|
Weight: 130g with battery; 100g without battery
SD card: 4GB Micro SD card included (expandable to 32 GB
|Camera, photos, videos||5-megapixel camera|
2x digital zoom
User can include location of photos from phone’s GPS receiver
|Cellular & wireless||UMTS Band 1/4/8 (2100/AWS/900)|
HSUPA 2Mbps up to 5.76Mbps
GMS/EDGE (850/900,1800,1900 MHz)
Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
A2DP stereo Bluetooth
Cell tower and Wi-Fi positioning
|Display||3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen, WVGA AMOLED screen|
|External buttons and controls||Physical power key|
Physical volume up/down key
Tricolor, clickable trackball
4 illuminated softkeys (Back, Menu, Home, Search)
Teflon-coated back cover
|Connectors and sensors||Dock pins|
3.5mm, 4-connectors, stereo headset jack
Second microphone for active noise cancellation
SIM card slot
Micro SD card slot
Micro USB port
Tricolor charging and notification indicator LED
|Processor||QUALCOMM QSD 8250, 1GHz|
|Platform||Android mobile technology platform 2.1|
|Talk time |
Up to 10 hours on 2G
The phone is available from Google for $179 with T-Mobile service and for $529 without service. Unlocked Nexus One is available right now for GSM networks and will be available for CDMA networks in Spring 2010. To buy the Nexus One, you’ll need a Google account and also need to use Google Checkout. With Nexus One, the operator will be available as an option from the Google website instead of the usual other way around.
Google is launching the Nexus One in US for now, while UK, Singapore and Hong Kong are three test markets for shipping. If you’re interested in buying it, head on over to Google.com/Phone.