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Nexus One Android device bringing speed to smartphone arena

Smartphone devices are a great way to communicate. With application stores such as the App Store and Android Market, their uses are endless. Many mobile phone users are leaving their "dumbphones" behind and going for evermore powerful devices like the iPhone 3GS and the Motorola DROID. However, lower-spec devices can often still beat smartphones in at least one area: speed.

The Nexus One will come with a 1 GHz processor for increased speed compared to other smartphones
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

It might not be as cool to carry around an old Sony Ericsson flip-phone that can't even take a picture. But that low-end device probably accomplishes everything it actually can do like a champ. You won't be waiting for your contacts to load or sitting for five minutes while the phone starts up. But if you have a smartphone, you might be. I've seen Android devices take five times longer than a Motorola RAZR to boot up. And even though the iPhone is no slow poke, it can hesitate from time to time when asked to do seemingly mundane tasks.

However, An upcoming Android device will be bringing the speed to the smartphone game. It is currently going by the name Nexus One and will supposedly be marketed by Google themselves, who are the creator of Android. Aside from the impressive 3.7-inch screen (compare to the iPhone's 3.5-inch display) and a mature Android 2.1 operating system, the Nexus One is hiding something a little special under the hood: a 1 GHz mobile processor.

If you don't know, 1 GHz is fast for a phone. Really fast. The iPhone 3GS has a 600 MHz CPU and the DROID clocks in at 530 MHz. So you can imagine how quick the Nexus One is. This device zips through the Android OS faster than any of its predecessors. And with a processor that powerful, our mobile gadgets will really start to rival desktop and notebook computers with capable applications.

The Nexus One is supposedly being released early next year, so if you're looking to buy a smartphone, it might be wise to wait and check it out. Take a look at the video below to see the Nexus One in action.

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  • Emylou Lewis 5 years ago

    :-) Catching up on the 400+ articles/emails everyone published while I took a break. You guys have been busy!

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