With a bit of inspiration from Androidguys.com, we’ve put together a set of Questions & Answers about the Google Nexus One to clear up any confusion.
What is the Nexus One?
As Google puts it, the Nexus One is the first “superphone”. That is to say it’s the next evolution in what (Android) handsets are capable of.
Who makes the Nexus One?
The handset is made by HTC with input from Google.
What is so special about the phone?
For starters, the Nexus One features a blazing fast 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Throw in a 3.7-inch (480×800 AMOLED screen), a 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash, wireless support for 802.11 a/b/g/n, a trackball with multicolor LED, and you see where we’re going. There’s also a compass, GPS, accelerometer, stereo Bluetooth, a 3.5mm headphone jack, light and proximity sensors, and two microphones for “active noise suppression”. All of this is powered by a 1400mAH battery.
The Nexus One comes loaded with Android 2.1, which features the same great software found in the Motorola DROID, plus more. This latest version also offers great voice integration. Every text field found within Android 2.1 is voice enabled, meaning you’ll not have to physically type out emails, texts messages and tweets. There are also ‘live wallpapers’ with interactivity, a new weather/news widget, Google Earth, and an updated gallery.
Where can I buy a Nexus One?
You can immediately order an unlocked GSM Nexus One at $529.00 (approximately £330) at google.com/phone.
Will Clove be stocking the Nexus One?
No, unfortunately. The Nexus One is being sold and distributed exclusively by Google, no resellers will be stocking the device.
Will the Nexus One get a UK/Europe release?
Probably at some point (as a network exclusive), but it can be purchased for delivery outside the UK if you do want it now. However, an HTC device with similar spec to the Nexus One is expected for a UK release within Q3 of 2010.
Does the release of the Nexus One mean other manufacturers such as Samsung and Sony will stop producing Android devices?
Its unlikely that this will be the case. Although the Nexus One is currently the only device running Android 2.1, the new 2.1 OS will be available for other manufactures very soon (most likely within about a week), so it won’t be long before we start to see Android 2.1 and higher on other handsets.
What are the other Android devices currently available at Clove?
Are there many Android devices on the way for 2010?
Yes, more than you can count on both hands and feet. At the moment we’re waiting for names/release dates/spec to be confirmed, but expect devices from all the big manufacturers, including HTC, Acer, Samsung, Sony, Palm, Motorola and more. The Sony XPERIA X10 has been confirmed already of course!