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Google Nexus One’s Extravaganza

The latest issue of today is about what they call the Google’s baby. Google announced their new phone which is called the Google Nexus One.

Nexus One is a smart phone from Google that uses the Android Open Source mobile Opening System (Android 2.1). The 2.1 firmware version of the Android OS adds a few aesthetics changes, such as “Live Wallpapers”, which are animated in the background and react to different user inputs. It is manufactured by Taiwan’s HTC Corporation, and was released on January 5, 2010. This phone is sold through Google website, at a price of $529 unlocked. It is not restricted to any particular mobile network provider and subsidized into $179 when purchased with a T-Mobile two year contract. This $179 T-Mobile price is only for individuals who are not currently under contract with T-Mobile. If one currently has T-Mobile contract, the price of the phone rises to $279.99.

The Nexus One trademark application was filed by Google Inc. on December 10, 2009 in International Trademark Class 9 for “Computer Software Products & Electrical & Scientific Products” with description of “Mobile phones”.
This device has a number of notable software features that make the phone a pleasure to use.

Features of the phone include the ability to transcribe voice to text, noise canceling dual microphones, and voice direction while driving.

The Nexus One has access to more than 20,000 applications through the Android Market scraping google . The list of applications installed on the phone can be access by pressing a single button that replaces the “Application Drawer”. The thumbnail list can be scrolled up and down and as it’s scrolled the application scroll up into a 3D cube instead of disappearing from the screen. The screen bounces of similarly to the iPhone functionality.

The Media Gallery of the phone provides several features that allows the user to brows, edit and share photos and videos on the phone. The Nexus One has a 3.7 inch capacitive touch screen capable of handling multi-touch gestures. It consists of illuminated trackball which is used to emit different color of light based on the type of notification being received. The phone has a second microphone on the back that monitors inbound noise and automatically cancels it out during phone conversation. It is provided by a 4-conductor TRRS style 3.5 mm stereo head set jack. It adds microphone function to the stereo earphones. The phone also features a 5.0 megapixel auto-focus camera consist of LED flash and digital zoom, GPS receiver, Bluetooth 21 + EDR and 802.11 big WiFi capabilities.

It has a snapdragon processor that allow for many advanced capabilities including 720p video playback. There is a built in hardware decoding and is capable of playing MP3, AAC+, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, and MIDI audio, and it can display the JPEG, GIF, PNG and BMP image formats. It has a micro USB port instead of the common mini-USB port, has a 4GB storage capacity but can be expandable into 32GB by the use of micro SD card and has 250hr battery life in a standby mode.

The multi-touch experience of the Nexus One is similar to that of other multi-touch enabled smart phones (iPhone, Palm Pre, etc.). Nexus One has also become the first smart phone to beat the iPhone 3Gs in CNET’s comparison show.

The Nexus One is thinner and lighter compared to the iPhone 3Gs and can be easily synchronize with all Google applications, such as G-mail, Google contacts and calendar.

This device has more advantages compared to other 3G iPhones. iPhones got only 3.5 inch touch screen while Nexus One has 3.7 inch screen. iPhone got a resolution of about 320 by 480 while Nexus One got 480 by 800. The iPhones processor is 600 megahertz while the processor of the Nexus One is 1Ghertz. This is quite a bit faster than iPhones. iPhone can do multi-tasking only via jail breaking while Nexus One can do it without condition.

The Nexus One is an important milestone in Smartphone market. It is said to be the Google’s vision of perfect Android device that make up the whole thing perfect. From the ideal screen and extremely fast Snapdragon processor to the software sophistication of the Google Navigation, Live wallpapers and the voice keyboard.

The screen and the outer smooth and brightly covering of the device should be protected by some damages caused by falling, slipping, and much more. Damages can make your device uncomfortable to use and can make your day disappointing.

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