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Nexus One Review

 

It’s been the talk of the internet for weeks on end, and the day is almost here…or so every phone geek wishes. Google just invited a group of reporters to an “Android Press Gathering” on January 5th, and the word on the street is that they’ll be unveiling what I would like to call “The Messiah”. Maybe you’ve heard of it? The  official street name is The Nexus One.

Rumors started running wild as soon as Google decided to hand out the sexy phone to their employees. As soon as the news hit the blogs, Google tried to get in front of the rumors by stating that they were simply testing new mobile technologies. 

“We recently came up with the concept of a mobile lab, which is a phone that combines innovative hardware from a partner with software that runs on Android to experiment with new mobile features and capabilities, and we shared this phone with Google employees across the globe,” Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management wrote on Dec. 12. Really Mario? 

I was one of thousands and possibly millions of individuals searching the web to find what this phone looked like, and then we all ran into it’s first unofficial picture. At a glance, I wasn’t really that satisfied. It looked simple….plain…..bland. What made me excited though, was the rumors of it’s speed and new firmware. 

I spent weeks on end drooling over the anticipation of getting my grubby little finger tips on the phone, and my day came early. Oh yes, I was a good boy this year and Santa were nice enough to drop a late X-Mas gift under my malnourished tree.

Ladies and Gentleman, say hello to the Nexus One. 

Full Gallery of the Review

Design

The Nexus One is a very slick and beautiful phone that almost makes other devices look out dated. Rather than going the direction of the Motorola Droid with it’s hard edged corners, it took on the characteristics of the iPhone head-on by creating a more curvy device. Where the iPhone flattens out on the top and bottom, the Nexus One takes on subtle curves that make the phone feel less boxy. The face of the phone even curves down slightly at the very bottom. There are four buttons and a trackball at the bottom of the phone which are very similar to the Droid, you know the regular features: Back, Menu, Home, and Search. Below is HTC’s all so familiar tracking ball. Rather than adjusting the earpiece down a bit, you’ll see that they decided to place it almost at the very top of the phone. Another very noticeable feature is the amount of space the screen takes up. It’s HUGE! A whopping 3.7” to be exact. 

 

Physical Dimensions Vs iPhone and Motorola Droid

So we all can agree that the phone looks sexy as hell, but how can I explain the way it feels in your hands in three words or less? How about, “Pretty f*cking incredible”. As soon as you pick it up, the first thing you’ll notice is how slim it feels. Although it’s only slightly thinner then the iPhone (11.5mm vs. 12.3mm), it truly feels like it’s half the size.  It’s amazing to know that it’s really not, but it may have a lot to do with the coating of the phone. The back and sides of the phone are coated in Teflon, and feels almost rubbery. It’s very difficult to explain, but whatever it is they nailed it. It’s hard, but almost feels soft to the touch. 

Additional buttons on the external portion of the phone is the volume rocker on the top left side of the phone, and a power button on the top of the phone above the volume rocker.

 

Display


The display screen on this phone is simply incredible. There has yet to be any device out on the market to date that looks as crisp and clear as the Nexus One. The difference is like taking a look at a 30” television and trying to compare it with a brand new 46” Sony LCD. The Nexus One boasts a 3.7” (diagonal) widescreen, WVGA AMOLED screen, delivering at 720x480. Picture quality is very impressive.  

Responsiveness to touch on the screen is definitely on par with the iPhone. There are no delays when touching apps and moving from screen to screen. Users have the ability to navigate left and right for a total of 5 screens. Thanks to the updated firmware, Android 2.1, the phone flies. While most phones will tend to lag a bit when opening, closing, and moving from page to page with touch and gestures, this phone moves with ease. 

The sad part here is that there is no multi-touch on this device.  So forget about pinching to zoom in and out, however if you MUST insist on using these gestures you can download an application called Dolphin. This app is a browser that allows you to do anything on an iPiPhonehone, within your browser on your Nexus One. It actually works very well.

 

Home Screen Background Images


One of the most blogged features on the Nexus One is the background images. When pictures first appear online, everyone noticed that the background image of the phone seemed to be animating. Well it does….they do….all 10 of them do, and they are called Live Wallpapers. 

You can chose from the following:

Galaxy, Grass, Magic Smoke, Many, Nexus, Plar clock, Spectrum, VU meter, Water, Waveform, 

Click here to view them all.

My favorite happens to be Grass. Depending on what time of day it is, the sky will change colors. If it’s in the afternoon, you’ll see a bright clue sky. If it’s when the sun is setting, you’ll see an orange sky. Right before you go to bed, the sky will be dark. Not only does the sky change on the time of the day, but you’ll see the grass blowing in the wind. Each time you navigate through screens it’s as if you’re brushing your apps through the grass.

You’ll also notice the Force Close window below. When I tried to load 2 of the wallpapers, that’s unfortunately what I came up with tonight. It worked before, but doesn’t seem to want to load right now.

Swipe


There are 2 options on the home screen. One option is on the lower left side of the display, and is used to unlock the phone. If you place your finger on it and swipe to the right, it will unlock everything. Prior to unlocking the phone the second option is on the lower right side.  This option will mute or un-mute the phone. If you place your finger on it and swipe to the left, you can change that setting. 

 

Scrolling

As stated earlier in this post, you have the ability to scroll right and left through the home screen pages by simply swiping the screen left or right.  Google also added the oh so familiar HTC trackball, that allows you to scroll left and right as well. Both are very precise, but the trackball makes it quite easy to play a lot of the  games available in Market.

The trackball has a nice feature similar to other HTC devices in the market, that can be set to flash for all of your notifications. It’s definitely a great reminder to see when the phone is laying down.

 

Connectors and Sensors


Like most devices on the market today the headphone jack is 3.5mm. When testing with several headphones, the sound quality is on par with the iPhone. It’s safe to say that the sound quality here is average.

The battery, sim card, and SD card are all in the same location, behind the phone beneath the back cover.

If you’re making a boat load of calls and frequently find yourself in noisy areas, you’ll be happy to know that there is an on-board noise canceling feature.  I originally thought that they were the gold contacts at the bottom of the phone near the microphone, but folks are saying that’s likely for the dock that’s soon to come.  At this point I’ve run a few test calls with friends while roaming in busy areas and they said the sound is pretty good. I can’t truly confirm as I wasn’t on the other side of that call.

The gold contacts is actually for Nexus One Accessories such as the docking stations.

An additional feature that was a smart move was the proximity sensor. Like the iPhone, when you place the phone to your ear it will automatically dim everything so you can’t press buttons. When you take the phone away from your ear, again the screen will quickly brighten.

 

Speaker


The sound quality of the speaker phone is pretty good. It’s a lot louder then the iPhone, but the sound isn’t totally crisp. It’s likely that they may have tried to cut costs here, and opted for a loud speaker rather then a good quality sound. It beats holding my iphone up to my ear in the car, while it’s on speakerphone. Kind of defeats the purpose of a speaker right?

The speaker is located on the back of the phone, which actually creates a slight problem. If you’re like me and you like to place your phone in your pocket it’s likely you may miss your call. When fabric is placed on top of the speaker it muffles out the sound quite a bit. When laying out on a hard surface it’s fine, because you’ll notice the camera protrudes out of the back a bit, which gives a little breathing room for the speaker.


Camera


The camera on board the Nexus One has 5 megapixels, with mechanical autofocus and LED flash. Physically, the camera protrudes a bit out of the back of the phone. You’ll notice it’s actually not the camera, but just the back cover of the phone that does this. As posted earlier in the Speaker section, this is done to give the speaker breathing room when placed on a hard surface.

As soon as camera mode is prompted, the phone goes in to landscape mode, offering the ability to snap a shot, switch from camera to video camera, or view previously taken photos. On the left side of the screen you’ll notice there is a bar that gives you additional options. If you drag it out (or simply press the menu button and select settings), you’ll see setting for Flash mode, White balance, Color effect, Store location, and Picture size. The camera feature gives you control over the pictures you take with these options. If I was to compare the camera quality with the iPhone I prefer the iphone because of it uses of natural colors while the Nexus One doesn’t. The Nexus One causes you to have to play around with the settings more to get the perfect picture.

Video on the Nexus One shoots at 27FPS, and again I don’t feel it truly matches up with the iPhone for the same reasons as stated above with the camera.

Unfortunately, we can’t give the Nexus One a perfect review when it comes to this area. Photos and video are just average, and very similar to all of the rest of HTC’s devices in the market as well as the Motorola Droid. iPhone definitely kicks but in this area.

The photo below is a picture taken in low light with the Nexus One

Android 2.1, Snapdragon & Processor


It’s safe to say that the paring of android 2.1, snapdragon, and it’s processor (QUALCOMM QSD 8250, 1GHz), it’s a sure shot! The phones speed is simply amazing. Navigating through the phone, installing applications, and surfing the web is blazingly fast. 

My Nexus One is running with an ATT sim card. This means that unfortunately I’m forced to only run on the edge network rather then 3G. However it still runs very fast.

 

Applications


If I had to write about one application, it would be Home Car. Everyone has been going crazy about GPS systems these days, and who needs to go out and buy a Garmin GPS or iPhone app when you have Car Home? Car Home is a default application that comes with the Nexus One. When you open up the application have have 5 different options; Voice Search, Navigation, View Map, Contacts, and Search. The exciting part about this application is the Navigation button. When you select that button, it will take you in to Google Maps and ask for your location and end point address.  When you place it in, you get your full set of directions as you would in your cars navigation system. I’ve used it a couple times and it works great!

The downfall of the Nexus One is that google still has yet to hit the Market with really good gaming applications. Hands down the iPhone is the clear winner, but developers are definitely starting to show promise with some of their latest apps. We all knew before that the android devices really couldn’t handle some of the games, but with the processing speed and snapdragon on the Nexus One, I’m sure we’ll all be pleasantly surprised in the near future.

 

Voice to Text


An addition that I completely fell in love with over the past few days, is the voice to text option. Any place on the phone where you can type, you can now talk. Emails, text message, and even text input boxes on sites while browsing. It’s all made possible by a small button that shows up where your comma would naturally reside on the keyboard. After clicking on it, a box appears and let’s you know when to speak. 

If I had to rate this feature out of 10, it would get an 8. It’s not GREAT, but it works well. It’s definitely a safe bet that this will get a lot of users for those kids out there that are sending thousands of texts a minute. Why type it when you can speak it! 

 

Battery Life

Like any phone that’s pulling all kinds of data, I have yet to see one that can last a long period of time. I’ve pushed it for about 12 hours while out in the wild, using everything on the phone. By the time I got home, it went completely dead. I would say that it’s even with the iPhone. Both aren’t really great, but I’m definitely ok with taking a wire to work to let it charge for 30 minutes or so.

Benchmark Test Vs. Motorola Droid

Nexus One Accessories

You can check our Nexus One Accessories Store for Nexus One Cases, Battery, Charger, Car Kits and more! And be sure to visit or Accessories posts page for the latest updates.

Wrap Up


If I had to walk in to a store today with endless funds to purchase a phone, I would have to go with the Nexus One. The main reasons I chose this phone is simply because of it’s hires display, speed, and it’s extremely attractive UI. On a 3G network, there is no reason to stray to any other device. Yes the iPhone shoots pictures and video a bit better, but if I REALLY want to shoot crisp photos I’ll do that with my real digital camera. At this point iPhone has the better gaming applications, but again the android Market is growing at a rapid pace. We’re likely to soon see some amazing stuff when developers get their hands on the Nexus One. I’m more concerned with the fact that I can actually MAKE phone calls from the Nexus One, and the fact that it makes browsing the web a truly unique and visually stimulating experience.

Currently, my main phone that I’m using is my Nexus One, and my iPhone is now my iPod. Hats off to Google and HTC on an amazing device! 

For or up-to-date news and info on the Nexus One, be sure to Follow us on Twitter or Subscribe to our RSS. Our online Accessories Store is also launching very soon.

Guest post by: 3rd-Geer

 

Nexus One FULL Spec:

Physical Dimensions:

  • Height: 119mm
  • Width: 59.8mm
  • Depth: 11.5mm
  • Weight: 130g with battery; 100g without battery

Storage:

  • Flash: 512MB
  • RAM: 512MB
  • SD card: 4GB Micro SD card included (expandable to 32 GB)

Camera, photos, videos: 

  • 5 MP camera
  • Mechanical autofocus
  • 2x digital zoom
  • LED flash
  • Geotagging capable 

Cellular & wireless:

  • 3G T-Mobile and EDGE on AT&T
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • A2DP stereo Bluetooth

Location:

  • AGPS receiver
  • Cell tower and Wi-Fi positioning 
  • Digital compass
  • Accelerometer 

Display: 

  • 3.7 inch (diagonal) widescreen, WVGA AMOLED screen

External buttons & controls:

  • Physical power key
  • Physical volume up/down key
  • Tricolor, clickable trackball
  • 4illuminated softkeys (Back, Menu, Home, Search)
  • Haptic feedback
  • Teflon-coated back cover

Connectors and sensors:

  • Dock pins for the Docking Stations or other Nexus One Accessories 
  • 3.5mm, 40connector, stereo headset jack
  • Earpiece
  • Speaker
  • Microphone
  • Second microphone for active noise cancellation 
  • SIM card slot
  • Micro SD slot
  • Micro USB port
  • Proximity sensor
  • Light sensor
  • Tricolor charging and notification indicator LED

Processor:

  • QUALCOMM QSD 8250, 1Ghz

Audio decoders: 

  • AAC LC/LTP, HE-ACCv1 (AAC+), HE-AACv2 (enhanced ACC+)
  • Mono/Stereo standard bit rates up to 160kbps and sampling rates from 8kHz to 48kHz
  • AMR-NB 4.75-12.2kpbs sampled @ 8kHz
  • AMR-WB 9 rates from 6.60kbit/s to 23.85kbits/s sampled @ 16kHz
  • MP3 mono/stereo 8-320kbps constant bit rate (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

Audio encoders:

  • AMR-NB 4.75-2.2kbps sampled @ 8kHz 

Platform:

  • Android mobile technology platform 2.1 (Flan)

Image formats:

  • JPEG (encode and decode)
  • GIF
  • PNG
  • BMP

Video decoders: 

  • H.263
  • MPEG-4 SP
  • H.264 AVC

Video encoders:

  • H.263
  • MPEG-4 SP

Power and battery: 

  • Removable 1400mAh battery

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Reader Comments (437)

I'm glad to see such an awesome device.

I eagerly await a Nexus Two, which I pray will have a hardware keyboard, the only feature preventing me from dropping my G1 for the Nexus One immediately upon release.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterColin Dean

I'm here to answer any questions on the device if necessary.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter3rd-Geer

Sounded good until you said you can now make phone calls.
Except that you're still using AT&T.

Have lost credibility and sound like an iPhone disliker.

AT&T's network STINKS! I also have a Motorola RAZR which is supposed to have the best coverage, and it does worse than my iPhone. All evidence from millions of users indicates that the reception on the iPhone is fine, but AT&T's network STINKS!

If the Nexus were running on Verizon or if you have even used it with Tmobile, then maybe, but saying it can make calls while still on AT&T doesn't sound credible. You must have written this with an anti-iPhone slant.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

@David

Not at all. Actually I'm probably one of the biggest iphone supporters out there. I LOVE my iphone and until now didn't think anything could match up.

Not only does ATT not provide the best service, but the actual phone itself REALLY is crappy with reception...or so I atleast think. I can tell you this....I've been in areas the past few days where I've been having problems making a call....when I use the Nexus One I don't. They both are on ATT. So what's the deal?

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter3rd-Geer

Great review, love the pictures.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNexus One Forum

So are the rumors about this being sold directly by Google to be then activated with a phone plan by ATT or Tmobile true?

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlair

@Blair

To be honest I'm not completely sure. I was just lucky enough to get my hands on one.

Also folks, I'll gladly answer any questions and please feel free to shoot me a donation through paypal :)

http://www.3rd-geer.com/test/N1/N1-Donations.html

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter3rd-Geer

How do you get "lucky enough to get your hands on one" ? lol... wish I were that lucky lol

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlair

Does it look like the camera can be removed w/o having to fully open up the chassis? From the photo with the rear cover off, it looks like the camera is accessible...

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScottAllyn

is there GPS receiver other than the aGPS receiver?

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjim

@ Blair

I can't say man...sorry.

@ ScottAllyn

I believe so. I don't want to screw with it, but it does look as though if you toy with it you could likely get it out.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter3rd-Geer

Oh, c'mon! Grab a screwdriver and pop that sucker out! Do it for the Blog! :D

I'm hoping that it's easy to take the camera out so that I can bring the phone into the office. I removed my iPhone's camera, but it was a hassle. My Droid still has the camera in it (disassembly of the Droid looks painful), so I'm back to leaving the phone at the front desk where I work. 'tis a pain!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScottAllyn

Jim, the Snapdragon processor has built-in GPS.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScottAllyn

That sucks man....I guess you work high security some place. Couldn't you just pop it open and put black tape over it? I'd never destroy my phones like that haha.

Hey, I'll try to pop it out for you if you want to give me a $530 donation for running the test.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter3rd-Geer

The 3 bronze circles are used for noise canceling? How did you reach that conclusion? Because it's absurd.
You also talk about Snapdragon and QSD8250 like they were two different things.
Also, there's a mistake in the screen resolution. If it's the same resolution as the Droid, it should be 854×480, but definitely not 720x480 (that would make for a 3:2 screen, which is not).

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLocke

@Locke

If you're right, then that's great news. This is what I've been hearing, so I may be wrong. There are only 2 holes on the device, and one is the microphone and the other is on the top back of the phone which is a speaker phone. Other then that...nada.

As for the resolution, if that's the case then they aren't the same. I took some video and saved it to my mac. After selecting "Get Info" the dimensions on that video was 720x480.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter3rd-Geer

contacts on bottom are for the docking station.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchris

$530, eh? So you keep the camera and I get the phone!? :D

Yea, I work for a company that, uh... builds things for uh... people and there are certain regulations that we (the company) have to follow regarding the use of cellphones in the workplace. The company *could* hold a brief employee seminar to educate the employees on the matter and have each one sign a sheet stating that they've been informed but I guess the boss thinks that'd be too much of a hassle. Instead, we all have to check our camera phones at the front desk.

Tape over the lens on the inside of the cover might be an option - I'll have to check on that. My gut tells me that won't fly, tho. We'll see...

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScottAllyn

Yeah Lucky Enough to get your hands on one? That sounds really frigging lucky.
What about releases in other countries? Whats the news on that?

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteroaqque

@3rd-Geer
video capture resolution != screen resolution

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLocke

@ caqque

I'm really sorry man, I don't know any details on release, etc.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter3rd-Geer

Very good review! and i want to know if google will sell only in USA?.. i'm from latinamerica i wanna buy that phone!!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkenny

@ kenny

No clue man. I'm sure you'll be able to get it online in a few weeks through ebay or something.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter3rd-Geer

@Kenny

Google is selling it Subsidized and Unlocked. So probably.

January 2, 2010 | Registered CommenterN1

@3rd-Geer

"They both are on ATT. So what's the deal?"

The deal is that one phone was on the EDGE network (N1) and the other was on the 3G network (iphone). AT&T's network is still to blame, but only the 3G side. I own a few devices (BB, iPhone, Razr) and have had similar issues, especially in larger cities like NYC or Portland, but when I switch my iPhone from 3G to Edge, call issues go away.

Thanks for the review, looking forward to getting my hands on one.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterithangover

@ihangover

Makes sense man. Honestly though, if I'm trying to make a call the last thing I want to have to do is go in to my settings to change stuff around to then go back to my phone and make a call.

I hear where you're coming from though for sure.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter3rd-Geer

Great review, your assistance has been awesome. Guys, keep the donations coming!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterT-Mizzle

Can you use your own animated gif as a wallpaper???

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteranndroid

god damn it's sexy

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim

@3rd-Geer

Thanks anyway. I'll probably get it online soon then.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteroaqque

Thank you for this review.
720x480 is the camera resolution not the display, isn't it?

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervincebdx

What are the languages that the phone support.
Does it support Arabic ?

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMohammad Nabil

Good review.

It's a lot of money for a phone. The camera is nothing special (not bad though), the design already looks a bit old, don't like the trackball, battery life = poor and the weight of devices could be lower. Other than that everything sounds good. I would buy one if it was $100 cheaper.

I find nexus one to be the best touch phone on the market, but like other's it's just not worth the money. If they can manage to lower the phone weight and at the same time make battery last a LOT longer I would buy one for that price.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermarko

You mentioned the "Tricolor charging and notification indicator LED" could you tell us where it is located?

Thank you very much!

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterand_droid

Hey...thanks for the Review!

I've still got Question nobody answered me right now. The IPhone has a extra 3D Chip to improve OpenGL Performance. Is there a similar chip in the Nexus One or is this OpenGL thing a part of Snapdragon?

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichbert

What about the charging unit ... is it running on 110volts only or can you switch it to the european standard 230volt. I want to get one in Europe as fast as possible hoping it work on my networkprovidor.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSelo

what does the barcode on the back point to?

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStrangerx

oh and where did you get the phone from? are you a google employee?

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStrangerx

Awesome review!
My2cent:

- I am pretty disappointed about the battery life: I thought that, thanks to the AMOLED screen, the battery life would have been better compared to an average smartphone. If it is like an iPhone, it's not that good. I should assume that, from a battery life point of view, a Blackberry is always the best choice.

- The phone seems amazing but, honestly, it's seem weird that Google has planned a specific events just for a phone that, yes, it is amazing but it is not so different from the Droid. The Nexus One looks stunning, but not so stunning for requiring a specific event...

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPelpa

Thanks for the exaustive review!
I have some questions...

-the notification led its the trackball itself right?
-the silver part of the cover is plastic or metal?
-can you try the "noise cancelling feature" and test if it works well?
-How works the Digital Compass?
You're lucky man,the Nexus One is one of the best phone i've ever seen(on par with the HD2 that i currently own,despite WM6.5)

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAttila

The battery life is a big concern. If you were only getting 12 hours opn edge then with 3g or wifi the time will be even less. That's a deal breaker for me. Why give us all these features with improved speed and a bigger better display but then match it to a battery that won't last more then 10 hours?????

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMark

I think that in one foto you caught the Touch sensitive matrix of the(capacitive) display...it seems very noticeable.

The lockscreen photo,in the "Swipe" paragraph

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAttila

What exactly is the color of this phone? In some pics it looks bronze and other charcoal....

Thanks in advance

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter-ray

Will they let Cricket sell this phone?

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergene99

UMA?

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermikeeeee

I remember hearing that the G1 didnt have enough space to receive another major update, is the same true to nexus one.?
Also i read that the nexus one was already able to be rooted, do you mind testing this out for us?
Oh and before i forget, please test it out on Tmobile 3G so and let us know if you see any performance improvement in the browser?

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter1700mhz_LTE

It's surprising that you failed to note that the rather than the homescreen limiting the number of apps that one can install on the Nexus One, it's the limited on-board memory. I wonder whether the Nexus One will support multitouch outside the US like the Motorola Milestone does. It probably wont, which will be a second disappointment.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAbhishek

Good review, man!

Can you tell me if the screen is scratch resistant? And what about shipping to europe, do you know something about that?

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenternDray

... this _WILL_ be my next phone no matter what. omg...

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatr

Nice review - thx.

Q:
What locales are there in the settings menu please.

January 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoost

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