Nexus One by Google

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    Jan 08, 2010 6:16 AM GMT
    What do you think?
    http://www.google.com/phone

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    Jan 08, 2010 6:22 AM GMT
    meh happy with my iphone icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 08, 2010 6:27 AM GMT
    I would get the Nexus if it had ATT 3G. Can't justify spending $530 for an unlocked phone that only supports 3G connectivity on T-Mobile. Their network coverage isn't quite as good, unless you rarely travel outside of a major metropolitan area.
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    Jan 08, 2010 7:14 AM GMT
    I think my Xperia is still the best in design and performance icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 08, 2010 7:40 AM GMT
    There are 2 Nexus One ads on this thread. Bah.


    I'll check it out further, it's time I got a fancy pants phone, and I am DONE with AT&T
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    Jan 08, 2010 7:50 AM GMT
    come to Australia lilone, you can get the iPhone on any major network here ;)
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    Jan 08, 2010 7:52 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidcome to Australia lilone, you can get the iPhone on any major network here ;)


    Either way, I have like 9 months until my contract runs up. I'm not about to pay hundreds of dollars to cancel my current one - or hundreds extra for a phone.


    I'd get a Droid over an iPhone, opensource = win.

    But this nexus might win me over... Google can't make a bad product. Not with the pigeons....
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    Jan 08, 2010 11:58 AM GMT
    I read on the google site that Verizon will be offering the Nexus One soon also. I have heard so many complaints about ATT. I would love to have an Iphone but dont want ATT.

    I think my contract is up in June, I might go ahead and get the Nexus, we'll see.
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    Jan 08, 2010 4:30 PM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier said
    lilTanker saidcome to Australia lilone, you can get the iPhone on any major network here ;)


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    I'd get a Droid over an iPhone, opensource = win.

    But this nexus might win me over... Google can't make a bad product. Not with the pigeons....


    open source does not equal win it actually equals mess. A whole mess of droid phones and a whole mess of firmware upgrades times a bunch of apps that won't run on every droid as they're supposed to. Also it'll be a pain in the ass to sync with ur PC and finally no iTunes for u. Sorry but the droid phones including the nexus one have no echosystem whatsoever to compete with apple for now. I've tried them and Ive played with them a lot and guess what, Im back to my iPhone. Also don't forget google has no patience for aesthetics just look at the useless trackball they let HTC to put on their Nexus phone....trackball = fail.... welcome to 2010 google
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    Jan 08, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    Actually I find the trackball to be useful when I have to select something that's too small and I can't be bothered to zoom in just to tick a box or somesuch
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    Jan 08, 2010 4:56 PM GMT
    If the Nexus One were just another HTC phone and didn't have Google's name behind it (aside from using Android), it wouldn't be anything special. It doesn't really add anything to Smartphones, which makes it doubly annoying when Google's employees keep referring to it as a "superphone." (Since when is no multitouch 'super'?)

    The only person who benefits from Google selling the phone directly to customers is Google--and Google has become a very controlling company. I used to adore Google, but my patience has slowed with them in the past year and this phone is the last straw. Although they make great products which are ad-supported, they are a bully company. The whole point of making Android has become transparent now--not only to unify the smartphone platform, but to let Google dictate how a majority of the other smartphones can release features and on whose terms.

    Apple and Google really seem to be like exes--they're beginning to compete in one another's industries (Google with Chrome OS, Android, and now releasing phones; Apple upping their cloud services and their recent acquisition of an ad company for $250 million) and taking it out personally on one another. Competition can be great for consumers, but when it turns to oligopoly, it could mean a scary future.
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    Jan 08, 2010 5:01 PM GMT
    Woo, oligopoly! Great word.
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    Jan 08, 2010 5:05 PM GMT
    Ghen saidActually I find the trackball to be useful when I have to select something that's too small and I can't be bothered to zoom in just to tick a box or somesuch


    only if you already got used to use a trackball in the past, for those who never did, a double tap on the screen to zoom in/select cant never be replaced with scrolling your way through menus. Also a trackball just adds another "breakable" part to the phone.
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    Jan 08, 2010 5:12 PM GMT
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    Ghen saidActually I find the trackball to be useful when I have to select something that's too small and I can't be bothered to zoom in just to tick a box or somesuch


    only if you already got used to use a trackball in the past, for those who never did, a double tap on the screen to zoom in/select cant never be replaced with scrolling your way through menus. Also a trackball just adds another "breakable" part to the phone.


    That's true, but I always work on the idea that phones are meant to work perfectly for up to 2 years and then break, so that you end up renewing your contract.
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    Jan 08, 2010 5:13 PM GMT
    charlitos said
    only if you already got used to use a trackball in the past, for those who never did, a double tap on the screen to zoom in/select cant never be replaced with scrolling your way through menus. Also a trackball just adds another "breakable" part to the phone.


    That shows you who Google is chasing after--Blackberry users and others who have had an aversion to the iPhone simply because it is an Apple product.
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    Jan 08, 2010 5:26 PM GMT
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    charlitos said
    only if you already got used to use a trackball in the past, for those who never did, a double tap on the screen to zoom in/select cant never be replaced with scrolling your way through menus. Also a trackball just adds another "breakable" part to the phone.


    That shows you who Google is chasing after--Blackberry users and others who have had an aversion to the iPhone simply because it is an Apple product.


    I wouldn't say that it's an aversion to Apple products (they do do some good stuff), but more an aversion to the rampant fanboyism that goes with apple products a lot of the time.
  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 08, 2010 5:30 PM GMT
    Good gourd, I hope Verizon or some other network eventually gets the iPhone. Sorry, but I'm in love with my iTouch, but AT&T has really lousy coverage in my area.

    Good luck to Google though, some of these companies making phones are decades away from iPhone, regardless of the carrier or network.
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    Jan 08, 2010 5:40 PM GMT
    Me and one of my friends that wrote the program for one of the google phones couldn't understand why they would give away their OS to verizon, tmobile and then come out with their own phone. What's the incentive when multiple carriers have your OS. I mean i'm quite happy with the Droid but i can see where the iPhone is capitalizing as it's not like everyone has their OS. Yea you can get an unlocked iPhone but their are limitations when it comes to upgrades and the new models.
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    Jan 08, 2010 5:51 PM GMT
    Ghen said
    Skotlake said
    charlitos said
    only if you already got used to use a trackball in the past, for those who never did, a double tap on the screen to zoom in/select cant never be replaced with scrolling your way through menus. Also a trackball just adds another "breakable" part to the phone.


    That shows you who Google is chasing after--Blackberry users and others who have had an aversion to the iPhone simply because it is an Apple product.


    I wouldn't say that it's an aversion to Apple products (they do do some good stuff), but more an aversion to the rampant fanboyism that goes with apple products a lot of the time.


    its the same argument over and over, if you like something from Apple then youre and apple fanboy. I would never buy a macbook and I would never get Mac in my life simply because they're totally overpriced and I can get something better anywhere else, hence the only reason why I own an iPhone is because simply I cant get anything better anywhere else. Nonapple fanboy is also a pretty blinded fan group.
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    Jan 08, 2010 5:52 PM GMT
    charlitos said
    Ghen said
    Skotlake said
    charlitos said
    only if you already got used to use a trackball in the past, for those who never did, a double tap on the screen to zoom in/select cant never be replaced with scrolling your way through menus. Also a trackball just adds another "breakable" part to the phone.


    That shows you who Google is chasing after--Blackberry users and others who have had an aversion to the iPhone simply because it is an Apple product.


    I wouldn't say that it's an aversion to Apple products (they do do some good stuff), but more an aversion to the rampant fanboyism that goes with apple products a lot of the time.


    its the same argument over and over, if you like something from Apple then youre and apple fanboy. I would never buy a macbook and I would never get Mac in my life simply because they're totally overpriced and I can get something better anywhere else, hence the only reason why I own an iPhone is because simply I cant get anything better anywhere else. Nonapple fanboy is also a pretty blinded fan group.


    That I will admit
  • phunkie

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    Jan 08, 2010 5:58 PM GMT
    Google Nexus One has a 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD 8250 Snapdragon.

    Apple iPhone [3GS] has Samsung S5PC100 ARM Cortex-A8 833 MHz underclocked to 600 MHz PowerVR SGX GPU.

    Google Nexus One can run multiple applications simultaneously. Apple iPhone cannot.
  • phunkie

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    Jan 08, 2010 6:03 PM GMT
    Oooh and the OpenSource argument. The iPhone OS is based on Apple Darwin which was released by Apple in 2000. It is composed of code developed by Apple, as well as code derived from NeXTSTEP, BSD, and other free software projects.
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    Jan 08, 2010 6:06 PM GMT
    phunkie saidGoogle Nexus One has a 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD 8250 Snapdragon.

    Apple iPhone [3GS] has Samsung S5PC100 ARM Cortex-A8 833 MHz underclocked to 600 MHz PowerVR SGX GPU.

    Google Nexus One can run multiple applications simultaneously. Apple iPhone cannot.


    The iPhone does run several native applications simultaneously and also the iPhone's got support for two ways data transferring allowing you to browse the internet or open any other apps while youre talking to someone on the phone aka " runs multiple applications simultaneously". But if you want it to do more than that, you can always hack your phone and there you go.

    But just to be straight forward, Customer Service, Safari, App Store, iTunes and a by far more intuitive, responsive and practical OS is what makes a difference to me. Hardware is nothing without software.
  • phunkie

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    Jan 08, 2010 6:07 PM GMT
    OpenSource Software = Apple's win. Happy?
  • phunkie

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    Jan 08, 2010 6:10 PM GMT
    And I meant third party applications. You just said yourself "Native Applications".

    iPhone also does not have background processes. Maybe with the next generation they will allow it.

    I'm a Mac fan but not an iPhone fan. Apple is too scared to open up features.