Items tagged with nexus one

When it comes to Android vs. Apple iOS comparisons, fans of the small green machine have a lot of ammunition they can lob at Apple. Devices tend to be more expensive, other phones often offer more advanced features late in the iPhone's upgrade cycle, and Android phones often have microSD slots for expandable storage. A recent investigation into long-term device support has shone a spotlight on one area where Apple products leave the Android equivalents eating dust: software updates. The situation is honestly worse than we suspected when we alluded to device manufacturers' being entirely focused on short-term profits and quick phone launches. All of the Apple hardware currently for sale, including... Read more...
There are so many different Android phones, and that's been one of the reasons for Android's success. Different form factors, different carriers, even in the U.S. So how do you find out about all them? Google has an app, er, sorry, a web site for that. In fact, the Google Phone Gallery also shows what you do with a web page that's no longer being used. It used to be the site you would go to if you wanted to by an HTC Nexus One, the late, lamented Google Phone (https://www.google.com/phone). It's an interesting way to keep up with the latest and greatest Android phones, as it can be sorted either alphabetically or by date. You can also select and compare up to three phones, and filter by manufacturer.... Read more...
Yep, it's finally here! Flash Player 10.1 has finally been made official for Google's Nexus One, enabling it to play back Flash content and display Flash websites in a way that the iPod touch, iPad and iPhone can only dream of doing. The N1 has had a beta version for a while now, one that we mentioned (and loved) in our Android 2.2 review. But there's nothing like a final build, clear of bugs, and that's what Google's making available now through the Android Market. The announcement was made a joint Android / Flash event in California, and it couldn't have come at a better time. Android is really picking up steam in the global smartphone market share race, and having a final Flash Player 10.1... Read more...
Well, this is awkward. We all attended the virtual funeral for Google's Nexus One, and now it's back? How does one act at a resuscitation, anyway? For years now, a dressed up HTC G1 was known as Google's Android developer phone, but given that things have evolved since then, the company was due a revised dev handset. And what better phone than the Nexus One to take over that torch and run with it? That's exactly what's happening this week, but it's a bit of an odd promotion. The Nexus One is now officially Google's Developer Phone, with an unlocked price of $529, which is exactly what the standard Nexus One ran consumers last month before selling out at Google's store. Here's what is really interesting:... Read more...
Someone at NIST is a Star Trek fan, and TOS, to boot, as they have no compunction against using references to the "Universal Translator" in this video about their TRANSTAC project, done jointly with Darpa. The project, involving three different systems. At least one of them, as seen in the video below, is none other than an HTC Nexus One (indeed, not an iPhone for once). Check out the progress on the English - Pashto / Pashto - English translator below.... Read more...
Short supplies of AMOLED screens have been blamed for delays in shipping enough HTC Droid Incredible devices. That could be nothing but past experience, according to HTC, because the company is switching a number of devices to a "just as good" Super LCD display. That switchover was rumored back in June, but HTC saw fit to make it official on Monday. However, the company didn't specifically mention the hot-selling and nearly constantly back-ordered Droid Incredible in their press release, which leads us to wonder. Here's the HTC press release: HTC Introduces SLCD Display Technology To Its Portfolio New Displays to be integrated into HTC Desire and Nexus One Taoyuan, TAIWAN – July 26, 2010... Read more...
They're gone. Google has sold out its last batch of Nexus Ones, only a few days after Google reported that they had received their last shipment from HTC, for online sale. It was a grand experiment, selling the HTC Nexus One online, but it was doomed to failure: originally, while the device was (nicely) unlocked, it could only be bought with a subsidy on the T-Mobile network. At the same time, customers who bought the device experience a lot of issues trying to determine who to go to for tech support (and at the time, Google only provided email support). It was painful, and not just for Google, but for customers, as well.  Still, there was little doubt the Nexus One was a great device,... Read more...
Did you buy a Nexus One? If not, you better hurry up. Still today, it's the only Android phone with an official v2.2 update available for it (hacks have placed it on other phones, though), but Google won't be selling it for much longer. When the Nexus One was officially launched back at the start of 2010, it was Google's first attempt at selling a phone directly. It was built by HTC, but Google handled everything else. Sales, tech support, etc. The company announced a few months ago that it would be closing things down on the Nexus One shortly, as it wasn't exactly prepared for all of the stress involved in being a phone sales company. But still, the Nexus One is easily one of the best Android... Read more...
This time it's official. The Android 2.2 (Froyo) release is finally here, at least for Nexus One users, after several false alarms. This time, we know it's official, via a Google blog post on Monday afternoon. Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive the Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) over-the-air software update on their phones. This update provides some great new features including support for making your handset a portable hotspot and support for Adobe Flash within the browser. For a complete list of everything we’ve included in Android 2.2, please see the Android 2.2 Platform Highlights. In order to access the update, you will receive a message on your phone's notification... Read more...
All good things must eventually end, and all not-so-good things must end even sooner. Google has never shied away from trying new things; innovation runs in the company's blood, and they obviously tried something very new with the launch of the Nexus One. It was the company's first smartphone, and even though it was built by HTC, it was Google's baby. They labeled it, they sold it, and they cared for it. They even attempted to deal with the technical support side, which went south as soon as many early adopters began having issues with 3G. Today, Google has decided to leave the tech support, and most every other aspect of phone sales, to the American carriers. Launched for T-Mobile, AT&T,... Read more...
Just a few short months ago, Sprint proudly announced that Google's first smartphone (that they called their own) was coming to The Now Network. That would mean that the Nexus One had plans to be sold on all four major U.S. networks. Shortly after, Verizon (or Google) decided to pull the plug, insisting that users instead focus on the HTC Incredible for their Android fix. Now, Sprint has done something similar, suggesting that the upcoming HTC EVO 4G will be the go-to smartphone on Sprint's network. Announced this week, Sprint decided to reverse course and not ever offer the Nexus One, with a company spokeswoman stating: "We have made the decision to not take Nexus One into our lineup." Sprint's... Read more...
Google's Nexus One, which is actually built by HTC, has been a pretty hit in the tech world. It's now available for AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Sprint and Verizon Wireless. Wait, scratch that last one. A few months ago, Google put up a page that stated a Verizon-compatible Nexus One would be available in the near future, and to keep checking back for updates. Today, we checked back, and the update that we found wasn't what we expected. Rather than shipping the first CDMA Nexus One on America's largest wireless carrier by subscription count, it looks like the Verizon Nexus One will never actually see the light of day. An update from Google on Nexus One partnerships today not only revealed that Vodafone... Read more...
Would you look at that? Soon after we learned of an AT&T-friendly version of the Google Nexus One smartphone, Sprint is coming out with an announcement of its own to let us know that it too will carry the Nexus One. So why would you choose one variant of this phone over the other? Sprint hopes its coverage will help: The wireless carrier claims it offers more coverage than AT&T and T-Mobile based on square miles. Although pricing and an exact availability date are still to come, we do know the Nexus One will not be available in any Sprint retail channels—you'll have to buy it directly from Google at google.com/phone. Nexus One from Google Coming to Sprint; Availability Date Announced... Read more...
Some blunders are entirely understandable, like forgetting to put your pants on before walking out in public (we've all been there, right? Right?). Others have you scratching your head wondering 'what the frack were they thinking?' Google's latest move falls into the latter category, but we're getting ahead of ourselves. In a blog post this week, Google announced that its Nexus One smartphone "superphone" is now compatible with AT&T's 3G network, something that hasn't been possible up to this point since T-Mobile and AT&T use different 3G frequencies. So how'd Google do it? No deals with the devil here, the search giant simply released a second model that's compatible with both AT&T's... Read more...
Once upon a time, back when cavemen ruled the Earth and I was in college, the "in" thing to do (if you were a nerd, anyway), was to port Doom to various Windows mobile phones, PDAs, G3/G4-era Macs, graphing calculators, and other assorted devices with limited functionality and horsepower. Now, some 13 years later, porting Doom has apparently become too easy. Two separate Android developers have raised the ante and released functional ports of Quake II and III for the Motorola Droid. Perhaps a screen shot dropped on a phone render—but source code is available and functional. That's quite a feat, considering the technological improvements that occurred between Doom's release... Read more...
Google's Nexus One made waves in the smartphone industry. Big waves. Everyone knew that the phone was constructed by HTC but labeled by Google, and now it looks like HTC has revealed their own version of the Nexus One: the Desire.Launched at Mobile World Congress, this ultra-sleek smartphone is basically a modified Nexus One, complete with a sensor key instead of a trackball and HTC's own "Sense" overlay atop Android 2.1. Most of the specifications remain in tact, as this one features a 3.7" AMOLED WVGA display, Flash 10.1 support, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a rear camera with flash and a Home, Menu, Back and Search hard key below the screen.The biggest reason to choose this over Google's Nexus... Read more...
Take a step back and inhale. Nexus One owners have just become the first group of Android users to get a taste of native multi-touch here in the United States, and it has definitely been a long time coming. Android has proven itself as one of the most capable mobile operating systems on the market, but the lack of multi-touch really hindered its ability to go toe-to-toe with webOS and iPhone OS.Google announced this week that Nexus One users will begin to receive an over-the-air software update on their phones, and while it's still unclear when other Android 2.0+ phones will receive the same update, early impressions from existing Nexus One owners are very positive. Google Maps and the web browser... Read more...
Google's HTC Nexus One, while available unlocked (always), but subsidized by T-Mobile with a two-year contract. Hopefully anyone who bought the Nexus One with the intent of using it with an AT&T SIM read the fine print and realized that it wasn't compatible with 3G on AT&T's network. That may be changing, though.Versions of the HTC Nexus One for Verizon and Vodafone have been listed as coming on Google's website, but if you're going to have the darn thing unlocked and its a GSM device, it's a pain that AT&T users can't have 3G support on it. However, a recent FCC approval seems to point to an AT&T 3G compatible version of the Nexus One.The problem, of course, is that to get 3G... Read more...
One of the cool features of the Nexus One, AKA the Google Phone, is built-in voice recognition. We're not talking about Voice Commands, like "call so-and-so," we're talking about being able to use voice input for virtually anything (like SMS). Of course, while Google may no longer be willing to censor search results in China, voice input on the Nexus One is a different matter.Reuters discovered that if, for example, you wanted to SMS the sentence "Where the $%^# are you?" to your friend, who may be running late, the word "$%^# " (which we're obviously censoring ourselves) will be instead replaced by #### (the correct number of #s for the word, assuming the Nexus One recognized the word properly).... Read more...
The night before the first day of CES is typically filled with numerous parties and pre-show expos loaded with hot new products and technologies. We attended one such event last night, Digital Experience, where a number of major players were peddling their wares. While at the event, we got to see a real-live NVIDIA Fermi-based graphics card installed in a Maingear demo system, a handful of slick new notebooks, netbooks, and smartbooks from Lenovo, and even played with a Nexus One--among other things. Take a look... Digital Experience 2010: NVIDIA GF100, Thinkpad Edge, Nexus One and More What Happens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas - Mat Miranda, HotHardware.Com... Read more...
The night before the first day of CES is typically filled with numerous parties and pre-show expos loaded with hot new products and technologies. We attended one such event last night, Digital Experience, where a number of major players were peddling their wares. While at the event, we got to see a real-live NVIDIA Fermi-based graphics card installed in a Maingear demo system, a handful of slick new notebooks, netbooks, and smartbooks from Lenovo, and even played with a Nexus One--among other things. Take a look...     NVIDIA GF100, aka Fermi Up and Running In A Maingear SHIFT PC Nvidia's highly anticipated graphics card was proudly on display at their booth located on the center... Read more...
We've heard a fair amount about the Google-branded Android phone codenamed the Nexus One in recent months. Now, Google has officially taken the covers off of the device and given us some hard-core specs. For starters, the Nexus One is available for $179 if you're willing to commit to a two-year service contract with T-Mobile. If you'd rather have an unlocked version, it'll cost you $529. Looking down the road, Verizon Wireless in the U.S. and Vodafone in Europe will begin offering subsidies on the Nexus One this spring. In terms of specifications, many of the rumors were right on the money. The Nexus One will sport a 3.7-inch AMOLED display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, compass, GPS, accelerometer,... Read more...
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