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January 5, 2010

Nexus One, the Google Phone

Two years after announcing Android, Google answers the question "where's my GPhone?" by launching Nexus One. It's not the first Google-branded phone manufactured by HTC, but it's the first Android phone sold by Google.

Google set up an online store for Android phones and Nexus One is the first phone that's available for sale. Andy Rubin likes to call it a superphone because it's much more than a regular smartphone. Even if Nexus One is probably the best Android phone on the market, it's far from being revolutionary.

"Manufactured by HTC, the Nexus One features dynamic noise suppression from Audience, Inc., a large 3.7" OLED display for deep contrast and brilliant colors and a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset for blazing speeds. Running on Android 2.1, the newest version of Eclair, the software includes innovations like a voice-enabled keyboard so you can speak into any text field, fun Live Wallpapers, a 3D photo gallery for richer media experiences and lots more. Of course, it also comes with a host of popular Google applications, including Gmail, Google Voice and Google Maps Navigation," mentions Google.


The phone is available for purchase in the United States and can be shipped to the UK, Hong Kong, and Singapore. You can buy it unlocked for $529 or buy it for $179 with a T-Mobile plan. In the coming months, Google will ship the phone in many other countries and will add support for other carriers, including Verizon and Vodafone.

Why launch a phone and sell it only on Google's site? To create some excitement and to connect the phone with Google's brand. Nexus means "bond, link", so the phone is the link between Google's users and Google's mobile services.


26 comments:

  1. Google Hates Families http://tinyurl.com/yzmf5xt

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  2. T-Mobile coverage sucks in my area and the unlocked version is too expensive. If they package it with Verizon later, I'll consider it.

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  3. And here I was hoping for a phone that would work across the various networks...ahh, silly me.

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  4. Google did send one to me free by having it airdropped from the 767. Tehy are teh sux0rs!

    I'll probably buy this phone if CES doesn't reveal any more interesting competitors and there is no news about the Experia X10.

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  5. Hope you can make the font sizes bigger for low vision users..

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  6. Why is YouTube so slow in Malaysia?

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  7. If you live in the USA and your are using a foreign service like T-Mobile (German Company) Google Web Search will think you are in Germany and give you search results for that not the USA.

    Google Thinks I'm In Germany

    Visit these two links. Google tries to give you the best searching experience it can based on your IP Number. If you are using a mobile carrier like T-Mobile (German Company) they think you are in Germany. These links will explain it better than I can. The first one will also show you how to report the problem to Google and ways to get around the problem.

    http://groups.google.com/group/Google_Web_Search_Help-UsingWS/browse_thread/thread/f388e77bcb941994?fwc=1&pli=1
    http://www.google.com/search?q=Why+does+Google+think+I'm+in+Germany

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  8. WOW that looks absolutly great. I need this phone. I could work perfectly on my Website: http://www.tenmostimportant.de while doing anything else… The Video is perfect.

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  9. And, I thought switching to AT&T was a good thing. Unfortunately, I am finding out that AT&T is pretty much useless to me in regards to the Nexus One. It does not support the AT&T 3G frequency... Bummer. Guess I'll switch to Verizon when my contract runs out at the end of the year. I won't go with T-Mobile as its coverage is CRAP in my area. Perhaps by the time my contract is up all the kinks (if any) will be worked out in the Nexus One...or there will be a Nexus Two! At-any-rate, it looks like a great phone!

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  10. the design is simple and clean. I love it, but i will wait until available in my area.

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  11. Wow!
    "Google Phone" {1000000000000000} (X) {0,0} "iPhone"

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  12. Rock-on. This was bound to happen. Is there a shop we can look at physically or just have to live with the online picture and 3D' of the phone...anyone knows>

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  13. I want one!

    When is it coming to AT&T?

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  14. I sincerely hope this one matches iPhone if not exceed. That'll really give a huge boost as well as hope to the android developer community

    Varun

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  15. Will this phone work with Boost mobile? They run off sprint

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  16. I really don't think the Nexus One lived up to any of the hype. Its basically the same phone as the Droid. The only real difference is in the manner of distribution. I talked with a few co-workers here at the John R. Carlisle Institute and they all though it was about the same as the Droid phone. I would same about 50% of us have Iphones, 25% Blackberry and another 25% Droid.

    John R. Carlisle

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  17. It cover all the features and it will rock the cellular market.

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  18. There is no doubt that it will spread all over the world as Google is well know for its applications and very soon all Google will make a millions of users for Nexus One.

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  19. Look great, still waiting in Australia for the phone to become available. Hope it will be a good alternative to iphone.

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  20. I really love the display of the phone and also its properties. I think it is equal or more than iphone. Because right now I am using iphone. I am really waiting for its availability in Belgium so i can go for one.
    Hope it will before the end of this month.

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  21. Google Nexus One is smart device mobile phone. Its have a lot of feature like biggest highlight, google earth, slash gear. The mobile phone has incorporated huge 3.7 inches wide screen, which is a WVGA AMOLED touch screen. The display resolution of the touch screen is 800 x 480 pixels, and it offers 100,000:1 typical contrast ratio.

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