Google Releases Nexus One Android Phone – What You Need to Know

If you follow any sort of news, you’ll know that Google announced their Nexus One phone running their Android-supported mobile OS. What’s really unique and new here is that Google is selling the handset directly, and not the carrier.

Here’s what you need to know about the phone:

  • OS: Android 2.1
  • manufacturer: HTC
  • Qualcomm QSD 8250 (Snapdragon) @ 1GHz
  • 800×480 px screen (3.7″ diagonal WVGA AMOLED touchscreen)
  • weight: 4.5oz (130g)
  • carrier: T-Mobile
  • Price: $179 with 2-yr contract on T-Mobile; Unlocked: $529 [Verizon to get a CDMA version in the future]
  • memory: 512MB RAM, 512MB Flash, 4GB Micro SD card (expandable to 32GB)
  • 5 Megapixel camera, 2X digital zoom, LED Flash; video capture @ 20 fps
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Noise canceling – ues 2nd microphone
  • Standby: up to 250 hours on 3G; Talk: up to 7 hours on 3G
  • Micro USB port
  • Speaker
  • Voice control
  • Haptic feedback

How to order: At Google’s Nexus One website (includes specs)

Price Comparison: @ Mashable via BillShrink and another at iSmashPhone

Hands-On Reviews: Crave, Engadget, Gizmodo, NeoWin.

One of the promo videos for the Google Nexus One:

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