Nexus One- The Google Phone Launch Event (Almost Live Blogging ;))
Finally the D-Day has come and in moments from now Google will unveil its very own mobile phone – Nexus One. Almost all the details are out . We will almost live blog this event for you here at TechDusts…! Stay tuned and keep refreshing!
Google Nexus One, “where web meets phone.” Intended to be a “superphone” an exemplar of what is possible with a phone.
Googler Eric Tseng is up and live:
- 3.7″ OLED screen
- 800×480 screen
- 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU
- Trackball with a multi-colored LED
- It’s 11.5 mm thin, (“thinner than a #2 pencil”)
- Weighs 130g. 5 megapixel camera and flash.
- Records video in Mpeg4.
- Syncs pictures to Picasa, and can upload video to YouTube.
- Stereo A2DP support.
- It can have an inline remote and has two microphones to do noise cancellation
- No Multi touch
Erick says – “hardware, we think we have half the story.” Erick is now moving ahead to talk about software.Nexus One runs on Android 2.1,
- Includes Maps navigation,
- Facebook integration,
- Quick Contacts (and the ability to switch between contacts).
New features in Android 2.1:
- Lot better on customization.
- 5 home screens.
- A new widget with weather and news updates and the widget knows where you are and auto-tells the weather according to the place. Clicking through shows you the temperature over the course of the day.
- Live wallpaper Ex- Shows a home screen that looks like a pond and on Touching the screen produces ripples.
- Media and 3D (New 3D framework)
- Android 2.1 adds voice recognition to every text field in the device.
Happy to announce new way to buy a phone – through a Google hosted web store!
Every one present is given a free Nexus One Phone with a T-Mobile SIM Card!
Here is the video of the event
Official Nexus One Videos
New Camera Gallery
Customization (with Live Homescreens)
Following is one of the 1st official photo of Nexus One.
Official Google Posts
The Official Google Blog : Our new approach to buying a mobile phone by Mario Queiroz
Google Mobile Blog: Introducing Nexus One by Amit Sood
Live Blogging & Reviews
TechCrunch: The Droid You’re Looking For: Live From The Nexus One Event by MG Siegler
Mashable!: IT’S OFFICIAL: Google’s Nexus One Phone Revealed by Ben Parr
Wall Street Journal: Google’s Nexus One Is Bold New Face in Super-Smartphones
Matt Cutts Blog : Live-blogging the Google Android Event
Gizmodo: Google Nexus One: Everything You Need to Know by Matt Buchanan
TechCrunch : Google Nexus One: The TechCrunch Review by Michael Arrington
TechCrunch: Nexus One Coming To Verizon And Vodafone, First Of A “Series Of Devices” by Erick Schonfeld