Google iphone killer – Nexus One

The Nexus One

Although it was deemed the “Iphone Killer” before it was even unveiled,  the Nexus One creators at Google refrained from comparing the two. Instead,  saying only that they were aiming at raising the bar and establishing  a new norm for smartphones.  Given its new official role, one must not help but ask the following: is the Nexus One innovative? In this featured article we’ll find out the answer to this question.

To begin, the Nexus One sports a high definition 3.7 inch very bright OLED display with a beautiful 800×480 resolution, interactive wallpapers,  and a voice recognition software that hardly lets the user ever utilize the touch-screen keyboard. For instance, instead of  responding to a text message in the traditional way, punching up all those letters,  you can record your reply by simply selecting the microphone option. Additionally, the voice recognition software permits you to induce the opening of applications such as the GPS mechanism, and verbally pinpoint the location of one’s desired destination.

If the preceding were not enough, this compact smartphone relies on a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, thus, making it one of the very fastest phones on the market. In turn, leaving the door open to many mobile gaming possibilities that developers may be able to realize thanks to the phone’s powerful innards. Furthermore, it comes with 512mb RAM, 512mb flash memory, and a 4GB SD card (expandable to 32GB), all whilst running on the Android’s operating system (Eclair OS 2.1).

Subsequently, it is capable of doing all the other things smartphones do, such as play music and videos, take pictures, record videos, record sound, and namely browse the web swiftly and efficiently as the centerpiece. Since well, Google controls the majority of the internet and makes money from displaying ads on their search engine’s result pages, and leisure sites like YouTube, and Google Video. All this, while bearing a hefty price tag at $ 519 USD unlocked, and $180 USD with a contract at T-Mobile US.

In short, I don’t think the Nexus One should be considered an innovative gadget, though most certainly an incremental update over most smartphones. However, the only things it has going for itself consist of its processor, and RAM , which allow for more complicated applications, swifter web browsing, the possibility of detailed gaming, and a faster overall OS experience. Inversely, with its current price of $519 USD unlocked , it may be better to stick with your Iphone for the time being, or wait for the new Iphone which is rumored to be in the works to be unveiled, at least until the Nexus One’s price tag goes down.

If you want more information regarding the specifications of the Nexus One, and if you can’t help but want to compare it the Iphone, keep scrolling down.

Size and weight

Height119mm/Width 59.8mm/Depth11.5mm

Weight130 grams w/battery,100g w/o battery


3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, 800 x 480 pixels, 100,000:1 typical contrast ratio, 1ms typical response rate

Camera & Flash

5 megapixels, Autofocus from 6cm to infinity, 2X digital zoom, LED flash

User can include location of photos from phone’s AGPS receiver, Video captured at 720×480 pixels at 20 frames per second or higher, depending on lighting conditions

Power and battery

Removable 1400 mAH battery

Charges at 480mA from USB, at 980mA from supplied charger

Talk time Up to 10 hours on 2G Up to 7 hours on 3G

Standby time Up to 290 hours on 2G Up to 250 hours on 3G

Internet use Up to 5 hours on 3 Up to 6.5 hours on Wi-Fi

Video playback Up to 7 hours

Audio playback Up to 20 hours

Processor Qualcomm QSD 8250 1 GHz

Operating system Android Mobile Technology Platform 2.1 (Eclair)

Capacity 512MB Flash, 512MB RAM, 4GB Micro SD Card (Expandable to 32 GB)

Cellular & Wireless

UMTS Band 1/4/8 (2100/AWS/900), HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps, GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, A2DP stereo Bluetooth

Graphics, video and audio

Audio decoders

AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1 (AAC+), HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+) Mono/Stereo standard bit rates up to 160 kbps and sampling rates from 8 to 48kHz, AMR-NB 4.75 to 12.2 kbps sampled @ 8kHz, AMR-WB 9 rates from 6.60 kbit/s to 23.85 kbit/s sampled @ 16kHz., MP3 Mono/Stereo 8-320Kbps constant (CBR) or variable bit-rate (VBR), MIDI SMF (Type 0 and 1), DLS Version 1 and 2, XMF/Mobile XMF, RTTTL/RTX, OTA, iMelody, Ogg Vorbis, WAVE (8-bit and 16-bit PCM)

Image JPEG (encode and decode), GIF, PNG, BMP,

Video H.263 (encode and decode) MPEG-4 SP (encode and decode) H.264 AVC (decode), AMR-NB 4.75 to 12.2 kbps sampled @ 8kHz

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