Google Officially Intros the Nexus One
Today at a press event in California, Google officially announced the Nexus One Android phone. The Nexus One was designed in partnership with HTC. HTC CEO Peter Chou confirmed that the Nexus One has a 3.7-inch AMOLED display with HVGA (480 x 800) resolution and 1GHz Snapdragon processor. The Nexus One blends both the HTC experience and Google experience. It has a trackball with multi-color notification LED, as well as light and proximity sensors, compass and GPS. Other specs include inline noise cancellation: two mics, front and back, which enables nose suppression. Custom engraving on the lower bezel and measurements of 22.5mm in thickness, with weight coming in at 130g. It also has a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. The Nexus One runs on Android 2.1. The Nexus One has "living wallpaper," that users can interact with. It's dynamic and moving, and continues to move underneath my personalization. Tap on the water and it ripples. There are five homescreens for personalization on the Nexus One. The Nexus One is also the first to showcase Android's new 3D framework in the Android platform. The app launcher is now 3D and resembles a vertical ribbon or scroll wheel. Other new features include a re-worked image gallery, which now automatically groups photos by date and location, and will sync with Picasa web albums in the background. In Android 2.1, Google has voice-enabled every text field across the entire platform. Google also demonstrated Google Earth for Android. Google indicated that the Nexus One — which it terms a "superphone" — will be the first in a class of similarly-capable devices. The device is available starting today from a Google-hosted web store or from wireless network operators. It will cost $529 unlocked, or $179 from T-Mobile to start. It will be available from Verizon and its partner Vodafone later in 2010.
Nexus 6 Vanishes from Play Store, While Nexus 5X Enjoys a Price Cut
Google is no longer selling the Motorola-made Nexus 6 handset via the Google Play Store. The company is now selling only the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones, though the Nexus 6 remains available from other retailers, including Amazon.com.
Google Reveals When Nexus Phones Will Cease Receiving Android Updates
Google revised its Nexus support page and provided more information on how long Nexus-branded phones will receive future software updates. Google says Nexus devices will get Android version updates (Lollipop, Marshmallow, etc.) for at least two years from when the device became available on the Google Store.
Nexus Camera App Update Tweaks Design
Google is pushing an updated version of its camera application to Nexus handsets. The new Google Camera app makes changes to the user interface to improve usability.
Nexus Phones Earn Spam Blocker from Google
Google today said it is updating the Google Phone app on Nexus and Android One devices with a new spam-blocking tool. With the new app aboard, Nexus devices will warn owners about potential spam callers, as well as give them the ability to block or report suspected spam callers.
Google Begins Marshmallow Push for Nexus Phones Today
Google today said it has begun distributing Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 smartphones, as well as the Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 tablets, and the Nexus Player. The update, which will be pushed out in waves, is available as an over-the-air download.
Will this work with Sprint??
Can I actually play with it anywhere without buying it?
Is the Nexus One the Rumored Passion?
Google Phone/ Droid
I want to know why Sprint is not in the line-up if Verizon is getting the phone.
I think it makes perfect sense, and I'm glad that people will see it as ...
1.5, 1.6, 2.0 , 2.1
Who in their right mind would buy an unlocked handset at full price that belongs to this ecosystem? It'll be pushed aside in a month...
Stifle innovation for the sake of consistency?
Release only ONE device every year with such painstaking efforts taken to make it 100% backwards compatible that new technology CANNOT BE IMPLEMENTED because it would make older devices s...
Likely sometime in the next 3 months, the Droid will get 2.1
Who has the exclusive?
If no exclusive, why not launch the device for all 4 major carriers? I know they all want to test the phone first, however it's ready to go for T-Mobile of all carriers and Verizon very soon,
so what about ATT and Sprint?
Not to mention Tmobile uses a different 3g band than ATT
I don't get it, have you seen this?
Both Android phones get trumped by the iPhone.
So the benefit of a Android phone is it can run multiple apps...?
and every wifi test I've seen it's been only a second or two difference
The iPhone isn't bad by any means. I would personally take the Eris or Droid over it, but that's because I'ma Linux guy, not a Mac guy. But one thing that everyone who discusses this must understand there is a certain element of owning an iPhone that is beyond the basic cabilities. when I was in Iraq in 2007 my friend bought an iPhone he couldn't even use (Iraq has terrible reception ) just to ...
I don't think Apple is concerned at all
So do those specs = T-Mobile 3g?
I never did figure out how to tell.
Yes will be T-Mobile 3g.
You can forget about the iphone on Verizon now.
VZW is not a one-horse show like that other gig in town...
OMG. Droid + Pre + Nexus = now what should I choose?
Decis ions decisions decisions
I was already confused when trying to decide between the Droid and Pre after my Verizon contract runs out next month, now I have another possible option if I wait just a while longer.
Decis ions decisions dec
not interested! with that capacitive screen!
capacitive works ONLY on finger when resistive works on finger, AND nail, AND stylus! why would you want to limit your option for input?
http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=MXDIAAAAEBAJ& ... »
It's a patent for a resistive screen laid over-top of a cap...
Looks like HTC is starting to get their act together. . . Nexus One does indeed have a 3.5 jack
http://www.google.com/phone/static/en_US-nexusone_te ... »
Its a Brick
http://www.google.com/phone/static/en_US-nexusone_te ... »
The phone is 11.5mm thick, and yes, it is 130g (about 4.5 ounces). However, as a point of comparison, the iPhone 3GS is 12.3mm thick and 135g. So it is ...
The Real Price
Here's the numbers for you:
BGR: "Any DROID or Eris owners out there just throw their handset through the window in disgust?"
I asked a similar question in the Verizon forum less than a month ago. The Engadget review of the Nexus One was kind to the Droid though so maybe there are some things that the Droid does better.
This thing has a faster processor.. Software wise, I'll have my Droid running 2.1 as soon as Verizon releases it, or I'll just root the phone and install it manually.
The verything phone???
Google made the software, not the phone
HTC made the phone
TMobile & Verizon are providing the network
No one company...