Google Nexus One Smartphone Preview

Google is expected to announce the launch of its latest smartphone today, the Nexus One. The

Uncategorized
389 Hypes 0 Comments

Google is expected to announce the launch of its latest smartphone today, the Nexus One. The talk of the gadget world for the past week, Google’s Nexus One looks to be the Droid killer and a definite winner in a market being dominated by the Blackberry and iPhone. Details and highlights of the Nexus One can be seen below while an official review should come sooner than later.

The Nexus One is slightly thinner than the iPhone 3GS, and slightly lighter. No hard specs were thrown around, unfortunately, since Google didn’t even let people who they gave the phone to know that. The back is definitely not cheap and plasticky, like the iPhone’s backing, and feels like some sort of rubbery material. So, not smooth like the iPhone, but not as rubbery as the Droid. It’s halfway in-between. You can call the design the antithesis of the Droid: smooth, curved, and light, instead of hard, square and pointy. It feels long and silky and natural in your hand—even more so than the iPhone 3GS. There are also three gold contacts on the bottom designed for future docking (possibly charging?) use, but there aren’t any accessories available for the phone now. It plugs in via microUSB at the moment. Even though the screen is the same size and same resolution as the Droid, it’s noticeably better. The colors are much more vibrant and the blacks are blacker, as evidenced by putting both side by side and hitting up various websites and loading various games.

Google just gave Motorola (and Verizon) a swift shot to the TSTS, because the Nexus One is astonishingly faster than the Droid. The speed dominance was most evident when we compared the loading of webpages, but even when you’re just scrolling around, launching apps and moving about the OS, you could tell that there’s a beefier brain inside the N1. I don’t know the specs for sure, but there’s talk of a 1GHz processor being inside, which would push it quite a ways above the 550MHz Arm A8 in Motorola’s newest toy. When comparing the three phones in loading a webpage over Wi-Fi, the Nexus One loaded first, the iPhone 3GS came in a few seconds later, and the Droid came in a little while after that. This was constant throughout many webpage loads, so it’s indicative of something going on inside with the hardware.


Source: Gizmodo

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Google's First Foldable Pixel Is Reportedly Still on Track for 2021
Tech

Google's First Foldable Pixel Is Reportedly Still on Track for 2021

Rumors of the Pixel Fold first came to light in 2019.

Google's Nest Hub Introduces Air Quality Display as Wildfires Continue
Tech

Google's Nest Hub Introduces Air Quality Display as Wildfires Continue

Alongside new Google Assistant features.

Take a Closer Look at Google’s First-Ever Retail Store in NYC
Tech 

Take a Closer Look at Google’s First-Ever Retail Store in NYC

Opening June 17.


Google's High Speed QUIC Technology Becomes an Official Internet Standard
Tech

Google's High Speed QUIC Technology Becomes an Official Internet Standard

Paving the way for greater adoption.

Hard Graft Wool U Kindle Case
Uncategorized

Hard Graft Wool U Kindle Case

The latest in the accessories market comes from Australian company Hard Graft, who have

Holiday Favorites from London
Fashion

Holiday Favorites from London

Highlighting the Holiday season, we take a tour of London and its diverse retail landscape with various retailers including Dover Street Market, Garbstore, and Hideout amongst others.

Boston Celtics x adidas Originals Phantom II
Uncategorized Footwear

Boston Celtics x adidas Originals Phantom II

In a campaign that has seen select NBA franchises get their own adidas Originals re-release of

Solebox x Lacoste 10789 Boots
Uncategorized Footwear

Solebox x Lacoste 10789 Boots

Fusing details from a hiking boot, deck shoes, and your classic sneaker, Solebox return to the

PRODUCT CLASSICS "Cordura" Backpack
Uncategorized

PRODUCT CLASSICS "Cordura" Backpack

PRODUCT CLASSICS offer a slightly unorthodox variation of the backpack with the following


Vans Classics 2010 Spring Grey Pack
Uncategorized Footwear

Vans Classics 2010 Spring Grey Pack

Vans kicks in the Spring 2010 season with the release of its Grey Pack within the Classics

Kazuki Kuraishi x CASH CA 2010 Spring/Summer Collection
Uncategorized

Kazuki Kuraishi x CASH CA 2010 Spring/Summer Collection

For the 2010 spring/summer season, British brand CASH CA will source the talents of a familiar

UBIQ Ilis 2010 Spring/Summer Collection
Uncategorized Footwear

UBIQ Ilis 2010 Spring/Summer Collection

A look into Japanese footwear label UBIQ’s previously unseen Ilis model is given the rundown

artyz A-1 Jacket
Uncategorized

artyz A-1 Jacket

Having focused predominately on artyz’s footwear offerings, the brand does manage to put

Os Gemeos "Nos Braços de um Anjo" Exhibition
Uncategorized

Os Gemeos "Nos Braços de um Anjo" Exhibition

Hailing from Brazil, the current art world’s most well-known artistic twins Os Gemeos will open

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.