The idea of a Google Phone has long existed, and it is perhaps time for the indomitable company to unleash the official Google Phone. Almost certainly, the Google Phone runs on the Android 2.1 and it is being touted as an “example of what things should be”, whatever that means. Now, the whole world is pretty excited about the Google Nexus One Smartphone that the world is abuzz with activity, right from critics looking at the phone’s apparent mediocrity and Google fanboys lapping it all up eagerly.
If one were to take a more neutral stance, one could say the phone is comparable to the best Android phones out there, but does not really match the claim of it being a “superphone”, for there is nothing that you could not find in other similar Smartphones.
The Google Nexus One Smartphone comes with a 3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, 5 megapixel camera with Autofocus and LED flash, Qualcomm QSD 8250 1 GHz processor, Removable 1400 mAH battery, 512MB Flash, 512MB RAM, and 4GB Micro SD Card (Expandable to 32 GB). These features compare favourably to other competitors which also use the Android platform.
The Google Nexus One Smartphone comes with UMTS Band 1/4/8 (2100/AWS/900), HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps, GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Many reviewers have revealed that the phone was not great at catching network and the Motorola Droid fared much better at certai9n locations, where it was hard to catch the telephone network. Moreover, though the voice clarity is crystal clear, the loudspeakers are supposedly not that great.
Icing on the Cake
The features are of course impressive, but they are almost like other phones that run on Android already, which makes the Nexus one not quite the phone that the media has hyped it to be. Of course, the Nexus One comes with an assisted global positioning system (AGPS) receiver, Digital compass and an Accelerometer. It also has a sleek and cool design which can be compared with the good looks of iPhone.
Awesome or Not-So-Awesome?
The bottom-line is that the Nexus One is a good phone, but not necessarily the phone that would change the world in a few hours. If you are fond of Google and their products, you might love the Nexus One but if you are not a fanboy, you could certainly look for other phones that run on Android but are equally good. The Google Nexus One has been manufactured with the help of HTC and costs $529.99 unlocked, or $179.99 with T-Mobile’s plans.