Nexus One – The Iphone Killer’s out!
Nexus One is finally here! This is the Iphone killer we’ve all been waiting for! Google once again outshines it’s competitors with a creative ad campign that is sure to leave heads rolling at Apple HQ.
This phone has been rumoured for quite a while and it is a relief to see everything come to fruition. Unlike previous Android phones Google has chosen to sell Nexus One themselves directly from their website. This may be a signal to what Google’s strategy may be with the upcoming Chrome OS powered netbooks. So far Google is rumoured to be working on Google branded netbooks and maybe even a tablet (as we reported earlier this week).
Never the less the spotlight this week will be on Nexus One; a quick comparison of the Iphone 3GS and the Newus One shows why Apple should be very afraid:
|Feature||Google Nexus One||Apple iPhone 3GS|
|U.S. carrier||T-Mobile at launch, Verizon later.||AT&T|
|Price||$529 unlocked; $179 with T-Mobile contract||$199 or $299 with AT&T contract, depending on memory|
|User-accessible memory||4 gigabytes, expandable to 32 gigabytes||16 or 32 gigabytes, fixed|
|Minimum monthly service fee*||$79.99||$69.95|
|Available 3rd-party apps||Around 18,000||Over 100,000|
|Memory for application storage||190 megabytes||Nearly the full capacity of phone|
|Syncs media files with PC or Mac||No, manual copying only||Yes, iTunes|
|Multitasking of apps||Yes||Only Apple apps|
|Screen size||3.7 inches||3.5 inches|
|Screen resolution||480 x 800||480 x 320|
|Camera||5 megapixel, flash||3 megapixel, no flash|
|Length||4.68 inches||4.5 inches|
|Width||2.35 inches||2.4 inches|
|Thickness||.45 inches||.48 inches|
|Weight||4.58 ounces||4.8 ounces|
|Claimed voice-calling battery life on 3G||7 hours||5 hours|
|Claimed Internet battery life on Wi-Fi||6.5 hours||9 hours|
|Claimed music-playback battery life||20 hours||30 hours|
|Claimed video-playback battery life||7 hours||10 hours|
The Wallstreet Journal gives a quick preview of Nexus one and what they think is unique about this device. Checkout the video:
“Google’s Nexus One is the first Android phone that may make Apple nervous because it does a few things better than the iPhone, Walt Mossberg says. Additionally, the phone will be sold untethered to specific carriers”.
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