Google Nexus One
As you read this, Google is holding a press conference at their Mountain View headquarters to announce the Nexus One, a phone that many feel is the first true arrival of what the Android OS was meant to be. The device, built by HTC, features a 3.7-inch AMOLED display, 1 ghz processor, 5 MP camera with LED flash, 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, 4GB microSD (upgradeable to 32GB), 3G (T-Mobile only, Edge on AT&T), and is slightly thinner and lighter than the iPhone. It is running Android 2.1, a release that is exclusive (for now) to the Nexus One. Many people are approaching this device expecting it to be an iPhone killer. The problem is it does not have to be. It simply needs to disrupt the market and it certainly will. Putting hardware aside for a moment (what’s there to talk about? read the specs), the user experience is what really drives this device. For those looking for your next smart phone, moving away from the iPhone or Blackberry, give the Nexus One a look. It won’t usurp the iPhone’s throne but it certainly will challenge its dominance.