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51 reviews
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MSRP $179.00
Release date January, 2010
Brand Google, HTC
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Description

The Google Nexus One (aka Google Phone) is Google's early 2010 flagship Google Android device showing off Android 2.1's capabilities. The hardware was engineered by HTC and Qualcomm, and it was launched on January 5, 2010. The Nexus One is sold either unlocked ($529) or subsidized with a T-Mobile contract ($179). Instead of being sold in traditional retail outlets, the touch screen phone sells directly to customers through the Google website (www.google.com/phone). At the time of launch, only a GSM version is available, whose 3G radio supports the AWS spectrum (used by T-Mobile in the USA and WIND in Canada) and the European 3G bands. At a later time in 2010, a CDMA version for Verizon is planned, and the device will debut in Europe under Vodafone. With Google Goggles (image-based search using the phone's camera), every text field in the OS being enabled for voice recognition, a 3D user interface with 5 homescreens, live wallpapers, haptic feedback, Google Maps Navigation, Android's excellent cloud integration with Google services, WiFi, GPS, accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, digital compass, hi-resolution (800x480px) AMOLED display, 5MP camera with LED flash, noise cancellation microphone, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon (ARM v7 instruction set) processor at 1GHz, Google believably touts it as a 'superphone'.

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Pros:
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available contract-free directly from Google - carrier agnostic (for the most part), no contracts
+33agreedisagree

1GHz Snapdragon CPU
+32agreedisagree

Hi-res (480x800px) AMOLED 3.7" touchscreen.
+30agreedisagree

large 3.7" AMOLED display
+28agreedisagree

proximity sensor and accelerometer
+26agreedisagree

comes with the latest Android platform revision (2.1)
+23agreedisagree

available unlocked, and direct from Google
+23agreedisagree

thin and sleek design
+21agreedisagree

microSD card reader for external storage expansion up to 32GB
+20agreedisagree

5MP camera with LED flash
+20agreedisagree

voice input on every text field
+20agreedisagree

WiFi
+19agreedisagree

includes Google Maps Navigation as well as Google's latest visual search functionality named Google Goggles
+18agreedisagree

magnetic compass
+17agreedisagree

microUSB port, located at the bottom of the device (easy to charge while phone in car holder for navigation etc.)
+17agreedisagree

very snappy performance
+14agreedisagree

Has a built in noise canceling.
+14agreedisagree

dedicated physical volume rocker
+13agreedisagree

customizable UI found on newer Android platforms
+13agreedisagree

full version of Adobe Flash 10.1 coming soon, beta already demoed on Nexus One
+12agreedisagree

stereo sound
+10agreedisagree

Real emphasis on 3D
+10agreedisagree

February 2nd update enabled multitouch (in browser, gallery and maps), upgrades maps, introduces Google Goggles
+7agreedisagree

Quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G: works on major networks round the globe
+7agreedisagree

Already ROOTED before it's official announcement!
+6agreedisagree

Easy OTA Android OS upgrades. Froyo (2.2) coming soon with features that will blow the competitors away.
+5agreedisagree

March 16 2010 update - now available for Rogers / AT&T (new model compatible with their 3G radio bands)
+2agreedisagree

Trackball lights up as a notification of a new email, txt, etc.
+1agreedisagree

battery capacity can be boosted to 3200mAh (from 1400mAh) via 3rd party offering (Seidio)
0agreedisagree

Cons:
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limited internal storage (512MB flash RAM for apps & data, 512MB ROM for OS & modem firmware)
+8agreedisagree

Touch screen not as accurate and responsive as other phones
+5agreedisagree




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