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As expected, Google has unveiled an own-brand smartphone called the Nexus One.
The wraps were taken off the Nexus One phone at an invitation-only event held at Google's Mountain View HQ.
The Nexus One is a slim, touchscreen phone that runs Google's Android operating system.
The new 3GS is seriously out gunned already.
The iPhone 3Gs vs Nexus One:
# 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
# 480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 ppi
# 3 megapixels
# Video recording, VGA up to 30 fps with audio
# Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
# 600MHz CPU
# 3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen
# 800 x 480 pixels
# 5 megapixels, LED flash
# Video captured at 720x480 pixels at 20 frames per second or higher, depending on lighting conditions
# Removable 1400 mAH battery
# Qualcomm QSD 8250 1 GHz Processor
The only place where iPhone still rules is it appears to squeak a couple of extra hours of phone time out of the battery.
Well, you can't replace the iPhone's battery so that's probably a good thing!
While it's certainly not revolutionary, it's definitely evolutionary and the next big step along the path to having serious computing power in your pocket.
The currently available Nexus One device is unlocked and will recognize SIM cards from any mobile service provider using the GSM standard, but is incompatible with the frequency band used by the AT&T and Rogers networks for 3G data (see below). Additionally, the Nexus One is incompatible with CDMA networks such as Verizon and Sprint.
We are working hard to provide Nexus One phones optimized for the Verizon network - please stay tuned. The Nexus One for Verizon will not be a GSM device, so it will not be compatible with T-Mobile, AT&T, or other GSM networks.
So in other words, currently in the US, "you can have any color you want as long as it's black": this phone will only run on 3G using T-Mobile, only on Edge using AT&T, and not at all on Verizon or Sprint. With the hype, I didn't dig into GSM/CDMA specs & presumed it was compatible w/ Verizon since the Droid...
Google Voice out-of-the-box? Am I missing something? Worked like a charm when I popped my ATT/iPhone SIM chip in...
It's amazing that everyone "forgets" to mention that the Nexus only comes with 4g of storage...
That's because unlike the iPhone, you can actually OPEN THE CASE on an Android phone and field upgrade the storage up to 32gb, or swap a battery if you want to as well.
I'm only using 2gb on my Sprint Hero and have yet to run out of space with tons of apps, music and pictures so 4gb is more than adequate default storage for the average user unless you want to store long videos on the phone.