Google announced their smartphone today, dubbed the Nexus One. Although Google developed the Android operating system that runs on the Nexus One, the device is the first phone to actually be sold by the search giant. Google provided specifications for the device, as well as helping us figure out a few unknown details.
As you might know the Nexus One has some impressive features, as smartphones go:
- 1 GHz processor
- 3.7-inch touchscreen display
- 5 megapixel camera with flash
- SD-card slot expandable to 32 GB
- 512 MB of RAM
- Android 2.1 Eclair
The Nexus One is also a little bit thinner than the current Apple iPhone, which adds to its attractiveness. While the other specifications are nice, the processor will be the game changer for Android phones (you can read more about it here: Nexus One Android device bringing speed to smartphone arena).
In addition to this, Google's event that was held today revealed much more about the Nexus One. We now know that the phone will be offered by Google themselves through the web portal here: Nexus One Phone. You can purchase the device outright from Google for $529. Subscribers can also get the Nexus One through T-mobile for $179 on a two-year contract, with Verizon-Wireless and Vodafone to offer it soon.
A few more features of the Nexus One were also revealed. With Android 2.1, the device will support Voice entry into any text box. This means you can speak any thing that you would previously have to type into the phone. Google also announced that the Nexus One will not be the only device to be sold through them. There will be more devices to come, as well as more carriers.
So what do you think? Are you going to buy a Nexus One? Let us know in the comments!