Google Nexus One

Saturday, 9 January 2010 Leave a Comment
Google Nexus One
The Nexus One is a smartphone from Google that uses the Android open source mobile operating system.The device is manufactured by Taiwan's HTC Corporation, and became available on January 5, 2010.Features of the phone include the ability to transcribe voice to text,noise canceling dual microphones,and voice directions while driving.
The phone comes unlocked and is not restricted to any particular mobile network provider. Google currently offers it for use on the T-Mobile network in the United States; a version for use on the Verizon (US) and Vodafone (European) networks is expected in the second calendar quarter of 2010.

The Nexus One was released on January 5, 2010. The phone is sold via Google's website, at a price of $529 unlocked, or a subsidized $179 when purchased with a T-Mobile two year contract.Only one plan is available for subsidized phones - $79.99 per month rate, which includes 500 minutes with unlimited nights and weekends, unlimited texting/MMS, and web data. (Though the same plan is available directly from T-Mobile for $59.99 per month and no contract is required.) Unsubsidized phones have no such limitation.The $179 T-Mobile price is only for individuals who are not currently under contract with T-Mobile. If one currently has a T-Mobile contract without a data package, the price of the phone rises to $279.99. If the contract has both the voice and data package, the price of the phone again jumps to a higher price bracket, which is $379.99.
In addition, Tax may be charged depending on the State the address to ship to is in. Each order is shipped with free FedEx Overnight shipping, with indirect signature required.Hardware
The Nexus One features a 3.7 in (9.4 cm) active-matrix OLED display (480 x 800 px, WVGA) with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio and a response time of 1 ms. Despite being capable of multi-touch, this is not enabled by default in the US version. It has an illuminated trackball which can emit different colors of light based on the type of notification being received. The phone has two microphones, one on the front and one on the back, to enable noise cancellation to reduce background noise during phone conversations. A standard 3.5mm headphone jack is also provided.
The phone features a 1 GHz Qualcomm 8250 processor, 512MB of RAM, a 4GB microSD card, 512MB of internal flash storage, a 5.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash and digital zoom, GPS receiver, light and proximity sensors, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and 802.11b/g/n Wifi capabilities. It provides hardware decoding for H.263, H.264 and MPEG-4 video, and is capable of playing MP3, AAC+, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, and MIDI audio, and displaying the JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP image formats. It has a standard micro USB port rather than the proprietary HTC connector, and the microSD card slot allows expansion up to 32 gigabytes of card storage. Applications can only be installed to the 512 MB internal flash memory, of which 190 MB are available for that purpose. During unveiling, it was mentioned that Google may eventually lift this restriction after addressing security issues.
The phone weighs 130 grams (4.6 oz), with a height of 119 millimetres (4.7 in), a width of 59.8 millimetres (2.35 in), and a depth of 11.5 millimetres (0.45 in). It is powered by a removable 1400mAh battery, expected to last up to 290 hours on standby, 10 hours talk time, or 5 hours while browsing the internet.


  • Andrea said:  

    I am really curious about these phones. They sound like they would be a lot of fun to mess around with. But I am so happy with my iPhone I don't know if I would want to make the switch... hmm

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