Thursday, October 29, 2009
Nexus One: Google's New Superphone
Many people see it as the new rival of the iPhone and Google will start selling it on an exclusive online store. The phone is named Nexus One. This is a hint to the direction where technological giants are headed, the mobile/wireless industry. Google did not design the phone. It was designed by HTC and Google only helps in merchandising it through their online store because they want to promote the operating system used by the phone which Google designed, Android. The Nexus one is a successor of G1 and Magic, which are also Android phones. Nexus One is essentially a $179 T-Mobile phone with a 2-year T-Mobile plan , while it is unlocked. Once unlocked for $529, you will get superfeatures like voice-enabled text boxes, so you can compose an email message through the phone by speaking to it rather than typing it using touchscreen. As expected, a superphone guarantees superspeed and that is what we would supposedly get from Nexus One, according to analysts. It has a 3.7 inch screen, diagonal, and runs the latest of Google's Android operating system. It is just 11.5 millimeters thick and weighs 130 grams. It has a 5-megapixel camera and an LED flash and can shoot both still images and video. Nexus One is equipped with Snapdragon, a chip designed by Qualcomm that can make the phone's superspeed possible through 1-Gigahertz of processor speed. The phone has collaborated with Cooliris, a company famous for its photo-showcase apps, making the phone supercool with its 3-D display capabilities. It is disappointing for some though, that Google does not subsidize the phone with its advertising services. Also, Google promises that the phone will be available for Verizon and Vodaphone later this year. Knowing Google however and their apparent dislike for consumer privacy, we still need to know how internet erasers, internet cleaners, history erasers, history cleaners software, tracks erasers,tracks cleaners and internet privacy software can be applied to Android, the phone's OS. We are interested if there is a Winclear equivalent in Android, aren't we?