Google has unveiled its first branded mobile phone called Google Nexus One, a superphone running Android 2.1 the latest version of Google’s Android OS for mobile devices. Although Google has in the past collaborated with manufacturers like HTC and Motorola to launch Android phones, the Google Nexus One will be the first true Google phone, designed by Google, but built by HTC. Google Nexus One offers superfast performance running on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. Some other features of the Google Nexus One include, A 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, GPS Navigation, digital compass, voice enabled keyboard, etc.
According to Google Nexus One announcement at the official Google blog, Nexus One and other Google phones will showcase some of the great software technology Google is working on. The official blog also describes Nexus One as “a convergence point for mobile technology, apps and the Internet”.
Google Nexus One comes with a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen offering 800 x 480 pixels resolution. Display quality is great with bright, crisp pictures and 100,000:1 contrast. The only letdown of its display is the lack of multi-touch support. You can capture those great moments with the built-in 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. Users can even store location of photos via A-GPS receiver. Google Nexus One’s camera also supports Video recording, 2X digital zoom, and autofocus. Google Nexus One features a trackball for navigation.
Google Nexus One
Google Nexus One runs the latest Android, the Android 2.1, allowing some cool new features. One of these features is the voice enabled keyboard. You can speak into any text field. This cool new feature will allow you dictate your email, and speak to online forms, etc, providing a whole new way to interact with your Google Nexus One phone. Google Nexus One runs multiple applications at the same time, thanks to its super-fast 1GHz processor.
Google Nexus One offers highspeed internet and data services on 3G/3.5G networks via UMTS/HSUPA/HSDPA. One GSM networks data services are available on GPRS/EDGE. Google Nexus One comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. Read latest news and scores online, network with friends and colleagues via email and social networking sites while on the move.
Google Nexus One features a built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support, Google maps, and digital compass. Nexus One also supports Cell tower positioning and Wi-Fi positioning.
Nexus One features a media player offering great video and audio quality. Google Nexus One supports download of multimedia contents/apps like games, themes, music, ringtones, animations, maps, wallpapers, widgets, and so on. A 4GB MicroSD datacard is included but, you can upgrade to up to 32 GB of MicroSD datacard.
Google Nexus One come with popular Google apps like Gmail and Google Voice.
Other features and specifications of Google Nexus One:
- Operating System: Android 2.1 OS (Enclair)
- 512MB RAM
- 512MB Flash
- 4GB microSD included (expandable to up to 32GB)
- 1GHz Qualcomm QSD 8250 processor
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- Voice command
- Battery capacity: 1,400mAh
- Talktime: up to 7 hours (3G)
- Standby: up to 250 hours (3G)
- Internet use: 5 hours (3G)
- Wi-Fi use: up to 6.5 hours
- Video playback: up to 7 hours
- Audio playback: up to 20 hours
Google Nexus One will be sold directly to consumers by Google at the Google web store at a price of $529.99. Nexus One currently ships to US, UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong. However, you can get Google Nexus One for $179.99 in the US if you take a 2-year contract from T-Mobile. Subsidized models will be available from Verizon in the US and Vodafone in Europe in the future.