Exclusive: Google Nexus One hands on

Google Nexus One

I just played with the Google Nexus One for a few minutes, Here’s my report:

- It’s extremely thin
- It’s much nicer looking in person than in pictures
- There’s a 4 GB micro-SD card installed
- The battery capacity is 1400 mAh
- The screen appears to be OLED (same size/resolution as the Motorola Droid)
- 3G works on T-Mobile USA :)
- I can confirm that there’s no 3G on AT&T (EGDE only)
- It’s definitely unlocked
- It’s super snappy! Faster than the Droid…
- There’s no multitouch support in the browser or in Google Maps
- There’s no dedicated camera key, but it’s the same camera interface as the Droid
- The trackball can be used to focus (like on other HTC devices)
- Low-light performance is decent, but the flash is weak
- Calls are routed the normal way, not using data (VoIP), and sound fine
- The home screen is divided into 5 panes (like the custom interface on the HTC Hero Motorola CLIQ)
- It’s using a micro-USB connector for data/power
- There are some gold contacts at the bottom edge, for a dock perhaps?
- Did I mention it’s fast?

Sorry, I was not allowed to take pictures (the one above is from the intertubes). That’s it for now :)

Update: I now have my own Nexus One.

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252 Responses to Exclusive: Google Nexus One hands on

  1. [...] Amol Sarva’s reasonably glowing feedback earlier in the week, now it’s tnkgrl who has spent some time playing with the Android 2.1 smartphone.  No photos – they weren’t allowed – but plenty [...]

  2. [...] Amol Sarva’s reasonably glowing feedback earlier in the week, now it’s tnkgrl who has spent some time playing with the Android 2.1 smartphone.  No photos – they weren’t allowed – but plenty [...]

  3. Alex says:

    You mean like Motoblur on the Motorola Cliq, which has 5 screens. The HTC Hero with the Sense UI had 7, home screens.

  4. Mox says:

    Is it the same android user interface that we known or there is another layer (think something like htc sense) ?

  5. Sean says:

    The way I see it… the more we learn…the more the facts lean towards this phone being the next Android phone for T-Mobile…nothing more. The G1 and Magic/MyTouch were given out unlocked in the past…

    as far as I’m concerned…this isn’t a bad thing…I’m with T-Mo and I’m excited to get my hands on this phone….I’ve been waiting for an Android touchscreen only phone with a Ighz processor and larger screen…looks like I ge my wish soon!

  6. Darryl says:

    Question:

    When you say it’s unlocked, do you mean that the final release will be unlocked? Or that the particular model you used was unlocked?

  7. MoxFulder says:

    And nothing about a potential FM Radio ?

  8. Alexvision says:

    Does it have a 3.5mm headphone jack?

  9. Krantin says:

    When you say “multitouch” do you mean pinch zoom? If you think these are the same thing the answer to my question would be “yes”.

  10. Chrigi says:

    Is it hardware wise incapable of multitouch or is it just not enabled?

    I really hope it’s not just another 77 MHz more…

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  13. Liran says:

    Please tell me why there is no Multitouch in the browser ?????

    it can be fixed via software or hardware???

  14. Liran says:

    tnkgrl – 1400 MaH is a poor battary?

    also can you confirm you got the retail version of the phone?

    it comes with EU and US versions?

  15. Olle says:

    How thin is “extremely thin”? Under 10mm?

  16. Liran says:

    tnkgrl you think this phone can beat the iphone already?

  17. Liran says:

    but what about this one, I’m not planning to buy N900 or DROID, i was counting on the Nexus One

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  20. MoxFulder says:

    I can’t wait to have it. This time again, Google marketing beats Apple and its keynote ! It makes all of us become crazy ..

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  22. fuzzy says:

    Thats an Android 2.1 device from HTC (projektname Bravo). No google phone whatsoever but most certainly the next developers phone for the gooogle folks as a successor of the G1.

    The bad thing however is, that the camera will suck again as on all HTC devices.

  23. fuzzy says:

    also note the design of the shelf taken over from the HTC Hero (US CDMA VERSION)

    • tnkboy says:

      I liked my Sprint Hero (CDMA). The design was good, very good, but not stellar. I wish it had a 5-way nav d-pad and not a trackball. The trackball wiggled when trying to press it, I think it made the camera a bit harder to use and focus then necessary.

      I returned the Hero because it was often not fast enough to answer calls before the calls rolled to voicemail.

      So the design of the Nexus One seems good, like a Hero should (have been.)

      But I’d love to see a android phone with a d-pad and even a stylus — the truth is my old Treo displays information far better than most iPhones and finger based touchscreen phones do, because the d-pad and stylus make for much more precise navigation with far better visual feedback than punching something with a big fat finger.

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  25. Stan-O says:

    Thanks for the review. Is there WiFi support? SIP support? I just hope to be able to use SIP over WiFi to replace my Nokia E66.

  26. mfrano says:

    Is Nexus One using Swipe?

    Important for this light a phone with this big a screen and with no physical keyboard. It’s distinctions might include 1st rate text phone.

    It looks and sounds like Google has a flagship and a popular product on its hands here – It’s faster, cheaper and sleeker, but without all the bells and whistles – no capacitive touch.

    But I don’t know about a game changer. Sounds more like it levels the playing field some – which realllllllly suits Google’s purpose: drive users to an underused network that is the fastest around (7.2 speed), isn’t overcrowded and which isn’t price gouging for data only.

    But it is both one step forward and one back: Though Nexus One is unlocked, it’s limited for use on TMobile’s netowrk only.

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  28. [...] Furthermore, the phone sports a 1400 mAh battery, a 4 GB micro-SD card, an OLED screen, a micro-USB connector, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It all sounds quite encouraging for fans of Android who just haven’t found the right handset yet, except for the lack of multitouch part. Read the full details over at tnkgrl Mobile. [...]

  29. Anna says:

    thank you very much for your report!
    Do you also know if it supports 720p video recording?

  30. [...] Tnkgrl was able to get up close and personal with this upcoming Android phone and has lots to report about it. The unit she was fortunate enough to play around with came with T-Mobile 3G. AT&T connectivity was limited to EDGE only which suggests there could be more than just one variant considering that Nexus One approved by the FCC also comes AT&T 3G. Performance was pretty snappy, even faster than the Droid, and the OLED touchscreen is also confirmed. Battery capacity is rated at 1400mAh, and a 4GB microSD card came installed with it. There’s no dedicated camera key though, and one thing that will surely disappoint most people is the lack of multitouch support. [...]

  31. sim stewart says:

    It’s true that the Nexus One looks much better in the flesh than in the photos. It’s very slim, not plastic at all as some people have commented and the screen is superb. For my money it’s much cooler than the iPhone, consumers will love it.

  32. level67 says:

    Does this phone do SIP at all yet? This and skype are the big missing pieces for android for me….

    • MikeD says:

      I’m doing SIP on my Droid using the app Sipdroid from “i-p-tel GmbH” with my Gizmo5 account. Works fine. There is no reason it shouldn’t work on this phone as well.

  33. Nick says:

    I’m sure it’s capacitive multi-touch, but wish Google would step up, get some balls and put pinch-zoom in their apps. Why would they be afraid of Apple if Palm is doing it? I think it’s sad that Apple could get a patent for such a common sense gesture like this anyway.

  34. No Multi-Touch ends it for me. Anyway I guess we should wait until its officially released and reviewed. But no Multi-Touch is a big disadvantage.

    • ctndu says:

      no the phone does have multi-touch but GOOGLE APPS dont have the support for multi-touch. your confusing pinch zooming with being able to record more than one touch at the same time.

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  46. Phillip Labossiere says:

    Not sure if this has been asked already but do you know if they stated a Release date as of yet for T-Mobile….Wanna add the NexusOne to my X-Mas list.

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  50. 113Tidbits says:

    Multitouch isn’t a killer for me, could live without that. Cant wait for it to hit the streets to get some real world reviews.

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  52. marc says:

    I think the question I have yet to see answered is how much internal storage for apps, that seems to be the big hold up on the android phones since no apps to sd card. I have the G1 and am always running out of space. Could you please answer that for us, thanks

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  54. Benjamin says:

    You said that calls are routed normally, but does that leave out the option of doing it over VoIP? Was there any sort of super Google Voice integration that would hint at the phone being able to go data only?

    Did you hear anything about that but can’t say anything?

    I just feel like the device is somewhat of a letdown if there’s nothing game changing about it. Speed is great, but a true Google Phone should change the way we use phones.

    Also, would Google be rolling out updates to this phone directly, or will your carrier be responsible?

  55. Dylan says:

    I’ve notice the Droid to have a large screen but it’s screen is long but not wider than the iPhone. Same as the Touch Pro 2. Is the Nexus One like these two phones having a big screen but just longer instead of wider?

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  57. Rob says:

    What I’m STILL waiting to find out is how much memory it has on board for applications? If it’s still 256mb or 288mb like most Android devices then I’m out, I’ll keep waiting.

    • Miguel says:

      You not need wait to have more memory on the phone, you can install all apps you want in MicroSD, like the G1; thats why android rocks.

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  62. sygyzy says:

    Why is it limited to Edge on AT&T when the FCC filiing says there’s an AT&T capable 3G radio on board? If it’s unlocked, what is AT&T doing to stop it from using 3G?

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  69. Nick says:

    Did you notice if the USB port was Micro-AB (square) or Micro-B (hexagonal, half-way between square and trapezoidal)? It would be a delight if this supported USB on-the-go.

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  71. Nic says:

    Are you sure the screen is the same as the droid?

    The aspect ration looks far more normal that’s the droid’s.. IE, not crazy widescreen.

    The droid is FWVGA (480×854), this looks much more like a more normal aspect of WVGA (480×800)

    -Nic

    • tnkgrl says:

      The screens look identical in size and shape when placed next to each-other – the deep blacks and saturated colors on the Nexus One point to OLED, and that’s the only noticeable difference.

      • Nic says:

        I really want to believe you, but I just can’t!

        All the pictures I’ve seen, including your own show an aspect ration of ~1.65 (h/w)

        The droid is ~1.77.

        The Nexus is not the same! :)

        480 x 800 pixels is my guess. I don’t know why I’m the only person that notices this!

    • tnkgrl says:

      Look, I’m an Android developer, and there are only so many standard screen resolutions…

      One of them is 854×480, which is what both the Droid and Nexus One (likely) use. Both also have 3.7″ screens. You do the math!

      Unless the pixels are not square, the aspect ratios are the same :)

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  74. Anonymous says:

    Hi TnkGrl,

    Do you know if the phone has a headphone jack (3mm) ?

    Thanks,
    S

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  76. @JoeHobot says:

    Any chance you can tell who did you meet that had Nexus One?

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  86. D says:

    tnkgrl, Thank you for the info. Do you happen to have any information on how much ram and rom? If so would you please share.

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  97. MJA says:

    How do you know that the call was routed in typical fashion by the carrier? Most LD calls are terminated by VOIP anyway. I think that you mean the call is routed directly by the cell carrier as opposed to passed back to google and then completed by them. Assuming the interface is seamless, you wouldn’t notice the difference.

    • tnkgrl says:

      Simple really… I used my own SIM in the Nexus One, turned both data and WiFi off, and the call went through.

      That and the phone receiving the call showed my # on caller ID (not my Google Voice # or some other #)!

      • MJA says:

        Right, but maybe the phone uses the cell network to call a google number, then passes your intended number on to their network and completes the call. This can also pass on your original call ID, but means much lower charges on your account if international (local cell minutes + a google voice charge vs. the outrageous LD rates for completion by the cell carrier). Wouldn’t have to be shown as data either, can be done entirely as voice.

      • Alex says:

        I don’t know too much about SIM cards, but isn’t your existing data plan attached to the SIM card? So if I have a plan with T-Mobile for voice, texting, and data, and put the SIM card into the Nexus One, shouldn’t I still have the same thing? Or is the cell plan you choose attached to the phone itself?

    • tnkgrl says:

      Maybe, but with data disabled, that’s not going to happen :)

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  105. myphotoscout says:

    Sounds sobering. I am not going to hold my breath and hold on to my iPhone for now.

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  107. RAM AND ROM says:

    Why is everyone so afraid to answer the question about RAM and ROM on this phone? It’s either ignored and in this case post removal. You answer the obvious questions like screen size and which carrier. My intentions are not to step on toes. Frustrating when I have been asking this question for 3 or 4 days and as I said earlier ignored or this case post removal. I am sure there are others whom are interested as well.

    • tnkgrl says:

      I’m not afraid to answer this… I just don’t know! I didn’t think of looking, didn’t have a lot of time, and wanted to focus on some other things that matter to me, like the camera.

  108. bookbuff says:

    tnkgrl, great post and good answers. why didn’t the person let you take photos of the phone or play with it for longer to get more details? also what other sw changes did u find on this new OS version? lastly, can u provide a list of the native apps?

    • tnkgrl says:

      Because they didn’t… I’m lucky to have played with it as long as I did!

      There are some cool animations here and there, but overall it looks and feels like an evolution of the Droid software. I didn’t have it long enough to make a list of native apps.

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  110. Diva says:

    Wow! Tnkgrl you seriously are awesome!

    I’ve been drooling over this phone since pictures were leaked, and I think it just might have to be the one. I was getting impatient and thinking of getting the HTC Hero as a replacement, but if this is going to have 3G on T-Mobile, i’ll just wait another month!

  111. genomecop says:

    You have to always hit the on/off button to “wake” the phone to check the status of messages ect…this seems crazy to me…you should be able to wake the screen from a key press or the trackball..comments?

  112. daniilk says:

    iPhone r00lz you all :)

  113. anphase says:

    Very nice device I must say. I don’t know how important the device will be. Nothing that hasn’t been seem before hardware-wise but it’s interesting to see what they’ll do with the software. The iPhone for instance still rules although there are devices out there that have better specs. Its what they’ve done with the software that makes it special. Lots of potential with that hardware, hope they make good use of it.
    Cheers tnkgrl!

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  115. B-Rose says:

    Question for ya:

    Did you notice any improvements in the Gmail app? I’m dying for an update there.

    Also, any chance you noticed if there is improved copy/paste? (i.e. It would be great if we could select ANY text and copy it. It hate being limited to the input fields.

    Thanks!

  116. Vno says:

    The number of Google Fanbois (Anbois?, Goobois?) here having an orgasmic response to yet another piece of silicone and plastic makes me laugh! Apple fanboys at least have class and money – the GooBois are mostly nerds drooling.
    Google has screwed up so many times with software – Orkut, Docs, Wave, Followme, and yet the Goobois think that Google can do no wrong.

    Watch out – behind you – there’s another Nexxus review – quick let the drool start!

    Vno

  117. genomecop says:

    I have class and more money than I know what to do with. I got rid of the Iphone long ago. And actually I have been using the Nexus One for about a week and hands down its the best phone I have had in years….and all the rich apple fan boys drool over it.

  118. nberest says:

    very cool.when i can see it in china

  119. [...] Tnkgrl在自己博客做了一些总结: [...]

  120. [...] Source:Tnkgrl digg_url = 'http://nexusonememe.com/nexus-one-hands-on/'; digg_bgcolor = '#ffffff'; digg_window = 'new'; digg_title = 'Nexus One Hands On'; digg_bodytext = ''; digg_media = ''; digg_topic = ''; Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. [...]

  121. The Z-Issue says:

    The Nexus One and Google countdown…

    I have been waiting for the “right” Android phone for quite a while now. I’ve tried many different ones in the retail stores, but I simply don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a phone if it isn’t darn close to what I want. The Nexus One is c…

  122. Sytor says:

    this looks great I cant wait to try it. When is it to be released

  123. Will says:

    How easy is it to crack this phone in half because is so thin? Thinner than the iPhon? That’s thin.

  124. [...] testing out the phone on some of its employees before the rumored released date on January 5th.  One blogger has gotten her hands on the Nexus One.  See her post for the full story, but here are some [...]

  125. [...] tnkgrl var fbShare = {url: 'http://mobileosnews.com/?p=932',size:'small'} If you're new here, you may [...]

  126. [...] That sucks. On the bright side, tnkgrl Mobile seems to think the display is OLED. Cool. Source: tnkgrl mobile via [...]

  127. thinkrevelry says:

    Can’t handle a weak flash.

  128. [...] Google phone?  The Nexus One is reported to run on T-Mobile’s network.  It looks good.  Real good.  And if they give it away for free [...]

  129. Jon P says:

    Question:
    It states that there is a 29 dollar fee for data. If you already have Unlimited EVERYTHING from TM does that mean there is no additional cost? Or, will be forced to pay it like I was with my iphone…

    Thanks,
    Jon P

    • tnkgrl says:

      Where does it state that? Not in my post…

      My guess is all we’ll need to use this phone on T-Mo is any voice plan with G1 data (I’m using an unlimited “more plus” account). We’re not going to be charged extra!

  130. [...] these cartwheels, Google is messing with the minds of telco executives. Most recent distraction: Nexus. I can hear it now, “Google can’t make handsets and sell them.” Maybe, maybe not. [...]

  131. 9ann says:

    Cool~ I want to got one!

  132. [...] and data. We are eager to get our hands on the HTC Nexus One and post our opinion, and you? source: tnkgrlmobile via [...]

  133. [...] mobiltelefonja, a Nexus One egy példányát, újabb részletekről számolt be azzal kapcsolatosan blogjában. Szerinte bár a készülék sokkal szebben néz ki a valóságban, mint azt az eddig feltűnt [...]

  134. [...] titolare del blog tnkgrl mobile ha avuto la fortuna di mettere le mani sul Nexus One. Quelle che seguono sono le sue impressioni [...]

  135. [...] titolare del blog tnkgrl mobile ha avuto la fortuna di mettere le mani sul Nexus One. Quelle che seguono sono le sue impressioni [...]

  136. cantello says:

    Any ideas on actual physical dimensions? Did it feel bigger than e.g. an iPhone (which is the largest phone I could tolerate…)?

    Thanks for the hand-on info! :-)

  137. [...] confirmación viene desde Tnkgrl, quien no pudo hallar esta característica ni en el navegador ni en Google Maps (algo que se repite [...]

  138. [...] Google phone, whatever name or form it will ultimately take, appears to be out in the wild. Blogger TnxGirl has posted a “hands on” with the Nexus, though it’s little more than a specs list she could have dredged up simply by scraping the [...]

  139. [...] 分类: 移动电话, 智能手机 [撰文:Stone IP] 当你看到标题写着 "没有多点触控" 的时候,是否有点惊讶,所以请小心看看以下的消息。tnkgrl Mobile 刚刚有玩过 Google Nexus One,由于她并不允许拍照,所以她只能在使用后发表感受。根据她的说法,Google Nexus One 的速度很好,较 Motorola Droid 更快,没有 SIM 卡锁,但浏览器及Google Map 并不支持多点触控,情况与 Motorola Droid 一样(Motorola Milestone 则支持多点触控),她把玩的是内置 4GB MicroSD、使用 1400mAh 电池、使用 T-Mobile 3G 网络的 Google Nexus One。为什么要留意呢?因为 Google Nexus One 规格上是支持多点触控,只是在内置浏览器及 Google Map 上不支持而己。更多使用感受可以跳转到引用来源。 引用来源 | 此文章网址 | 转寄此文章 | 回应 [...]

  140. [...] Currently, we have these images and video below seen at Unwired View and the details being speculated for the Google Nexus One Android Phone are (as provided by Tnkgrl): [...]

  141. leobardo Aparicio says:

    Very nice phone I wish can have one but I have Sprint.

  142. Kiran says:

    Hi tnkgrl!

    May I please know how you are so confident that ATT’s 3G is a no go on this phone? I have been searching for this particular info with no results :( I have a HTC Hero with ATT 3G, would love to grab the Nexus One if it does Quad Band 3G!

    Thank you!

  143. Mike D says:

    Any REAL info on a TRUE release date? I’m ALL over this phone like a cheap suit!! Lol!!!

  144. The Android website states the keyboard is multi-touch built in, but the Droid didn’t support it.
    http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-2.0-highlights.html

    Did you have a chance to see if the nexus implements a multi-touch keyboard?

  145. [...] found the right handset yet, except for the lack of multitouch part. Read the full details over at tnkgrl Mobile. Reviews: Android, Google [...]

  146. [...] difficult to truly appreciate what promises to be a rather eye-pleasing OLED screen (reportedly the same size and resolution as that of the Motorola Droid). Still, it’s a nice satisfying journey through the Android 2.1 [...]

  147. [...] difficult to truly appreciate what promises to be a rather eye-pleasing OLED screen (reportedly the same size and resolution as that of the Motorola Droid). Still, it’s a nice satisfying journey through the Android 2.1 [...]

  148. [...] son las impreciones del blog Tnkgrl donde se precian de haber tenido el Google [...]

  149. [...] for some new details on the Nexus One? Well, you’re in luck — cause tnkgrl had a chance to toy with the Nexus One, though she couldn’t snap photos, on her blog, [...]

  150. [...] difficult to truly appreciate what promises to be a rather eye-pleasing OLED screen (reportedly the same size and resolution as that of the Motorola Droid). Still, it’s a nice satisfying journey through the Android 2.1 [...]

  151. [...] difficult to truly appreciate what promises to be a rather eye-pleasing OLED screen (reportedly the same size and resolution as that of the Motorola Droid). Still, it’s a nice satisfying journey through the Android 2.1 [...]

  152. [...] head honcho Jason Chen has done what tnkgrl did last week and get some face time with the Nexus One and gives us his views on what the phone is about as an [...]

  153. [...] difficult to truly appreciate what promises to be a rather eye-pleasing OLED screen (reportedly the same size and resolution as that of the Motorola Droid). Still, it’s a nice satisfying journey through the Android 2.1 [...]

  154. [...] difficult to truly appreciate what promises to be a rather eye-pleasing OLED screen (reportedly the same size and resolution as that of the Motorola Droid). Still, it’s a nice satisfying journey through the Android 2.1 [...]

  155. [...] Gizmodo and tnkgrl were lucky enough to be able to get a hands-on with Nexus One. The hands-ons once again confirmed [...]

  156. [...] for some new details on the Nexus One? Well, you’re in luck — cause tnkgrl had a chance to toy with the Nexus One, though she couldn’t snap photos, on her blog, [...]

  157. tony says:

    Thanks for the sneak peek, tnkgrl, but I just wanted to comment on your nice festive snow speckles drifting on your page as my cursors moves, neato!

    Hppy hldys,
    tny

  158. Taimur khan says:

    Google nexus one is already out … guy named paul from modaco has named it super boot … you can use it on your acer liquid …

    http://www.vnoma.com/2009/12/how-to-super-boot-root-nexus-one.html

    enjoy !!

  159. nexusfan says:

    Please keep us posted if you see any changes on the 3G suppor

  160. Tjene Penger says:

    Just wanted to let you know that it’s not showing up properly on the BlackBerry Browser (I have a Pearl). Anyway, I’m now on the RSS feed on my laptop, so thanks!

  161. coolfx35 says:

    So I am thinking about picking a Droid and I am leaning toward the Nexus.
    I dont need a pull out keyboard, and i dont even want to spend the $30 / month for Data, I just like the Wifi deal.
    I am almost always in a location that has Wifi…..

    so, am i nuts for looking at this phone for just phone and wifi?
    Is it overkill without purchasing the data ?

    I really do not want the additional cost
    Thoughts/comments? Share them on http://www.NexusOneTalks.com Thanks.

    • tnkgrl says:

      Droid vs. Nexus one comes down to plan cost and network quality in your area, ie. Verizon vs. T-Mobile, expensive vs. affordable, great coverage vs. adequate coverage.

      Both are great devices, with the Nexus One having the advantage. Both are pretty useless without a data plan – these are not phones, these are mobile computers tha rely on an Internet connection to be really usable.

      If you can live with T-Mobile’s coverage, their pricing is unbeatable. My advice is to buy the Nexus One unlocked, and get one of the Even More Plus contract-free plans with unlimited text and data.

      That’s what I have, and I can’t complain :)

  162. SizzlingBit says:

    Google Nexus One Phone hands on…

    In this post, I’m going to give you the more confirmed detailed information and specifications regarding the upcoming Google Nexus One phone. The blogger at tnkgrl mobile, who just had blogged about the hands on with a Google phone. Till now, we have …

  163. Small Off says:

    nice article, glad to able to visit your blog. I have been looking for useful information like this. I wait for other useful information.

  164. Does any one have got anydetails? I am stating my personal assumptions depending on previous monitor data(the closest point to facts that anybody have right now) so, about the Nexus1, that dropped first within the USA so, not really the same and as far as the HD2 it doesn’t issue how lengthy it took the level is it’s still coming to T-MO USA, so (IMO) this mobile phone will go to TMobile U.S.A, Thanks. Anyway ,nice blog

  165. SantaCruze says:

    Nexus One is already out in Germany but iam still waiting for the Nexus Two, with the QWERTZ-Keyboard. Looks like similar to the Motorola Milestone/DROID.

  166. Alex says:

    The Nexus One from Google is a very nice Smartphone. Actually it does support Multitouch, so its quiet better as the “original”, which hadnt Multitouch when it was outed to the Media.

  167. Gilly says:

    I love the IDEA behind the Nexus One but I’m missing a keyboard. BTW The LG GM205 has a really nice keyboard but only Android 1.5 :(

  168. [...] (j&#117st like &#86erizon’s Motorola Droid) – o&#114 &#97t &#108e&#97st th&#97t’s wh&#97t tnk&#103&#114&#108 &#77obi&#108e s&#97ys, &#97f&#116er pl&#97yin&#103 &#97 bi&#116 wi&#116h &#116he [...]

  169. [...] customizations can affect the performance of the device and this is the area (performance) where Google won’t compromise at [...]

  170. [...] attention, that many are saying it will be THE new Jesus phone. I don’t know about that, but tnkgrl who has spent some time playing with this Android 2.1 smartphone seems to think it beats the [...]

  171. [...] the launch date of Google Nexus One is approaching, more details are emerging about it. Tnkgrl Mobile claims that she had a chance to has hands on with Nexus One/Google Phone, she shares quite a few [...]

  172. [...] Well-known modder Tnkgrl spent some time with the Nexus One and revealed some juicy new details on this much-talked-about Android phone. She confirmed what was revealed by the FCC – the Nexus One will be unlocked but will only support T-Mobile’s flavor of 3G. AT&T is supported but only on EDGE, no 3G for AT&T customers. Like the DROID, the Nexus One will not have multi-touch, though the hardware, also like the DROID’s, will most likely support it.  That was the bad news, now for some good news. The Nexus One was snappy and was perceived to be faster than the DROID. It has an OLED display that sports the same resolution as the DROID’s and includes a new 5-paneled homescreen which is similar to HTC’s popular SenseUI. It lacks a dedicated camera key but has the same camera interface as the DROID. It uses the standard microUSB for charging/data sync and has gold contacts on the bottom, most likely for the rumored car dock. Overall, she though the handset was thin, much nicer looking in person, and fast. Despite the lack of multi-touch, the Nexus One is shaping up to be an excellent Android phone. [...]

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