- 01-05-2010, 12:01 AM #2
Looks like it's mostly a winner. However, something tells me those "quirks" they mention throughout the article - as possibly being pre production unit issues - will be in the final version too. I've been with HTC long enough to know that they always have issues like that on their phones. I guess we'll see.
- 01-05-2010, 12:11 AM #3
- 01-05-2010, 12:31 AM #4
The WiFi broswer test was lame. Yes, the iPhone won the test, but who knows if any of the pages from the test were cached from prior use. Also, I ran the same test that they did and got much better results on my Droid over Verizon's network than they did on the Wi-Fi network they were testing.
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- 01-05-2010, 12:37 AM #5
I biggest part I took away was the last few sentences:
It's a good Android phone, but not the last word -- in fact, if we had to choose between this phone or the Droid right now, we would lean towards the latter.
- 01-05-2010, 02:52 AM #6
- 01-05-2010, 10:28 AM #7
And Google Skynet is reaches self awareness shortly afterwards
But that is a great observation and I think that your speculation is point on. Turning the carriers into dumb pipes will definitely allow more people to have data and thus use Android phones. I'm not so sure about the VOIP thing though but then again its Google so its definitely possible and the funds are certainly there.
And if the whole thing about the Nexus One on At&t showing that its not At&t's fault about the dropped calls, then that would be a real slap in Apple's face.Siemens CF62T> Samsung T329 Stripe Black> MyTouch 3G Black (Android 1.6 Donut)> Blackberry Bold 9700 (18.104.22.1680)> Samsung T219 Brown (backup crap dumbphone)> Google/HTC Nexus One (CM7.2)> Google/LG Nexus 4 (Android 4.2.2)
- 01-05-2010, 08:51 PM #8
Yea I'm pretty happy with my droid. I can honestly say it's the first phone (maybe ever) that has kept my interest enough so that I'm not looking for the next best thing. I could easily see myself passing on the n1 and I've pretty much gotten every "it" phone that verizon has released on release day.
- 01-05-2010, 10:45 PM #9
It's all beginning to unfold now and some "get it" and some do not. As I said, 2.1 is coming to Droid, the only difference between it and the Nexus One will be the hardware and given what I've read from those who have done geeky wizardry to get 2.1 on their Droid's, it snaps up Droid's performance just as much.
This has all NOT been about a "Google Phone." To wit:
Andy Rubin’s response to a question by Jason Chen during the Q & A:
Q: Why was it necessary for Google to design the phone? Why couldn’t it just be an HTC phone running the new flavor of Android? And will these new features be coming to Droid?
A: It’s inaccurate to say Google designed the phone (points to HTC CEO). [Google] is just merchandising it online. Everybody will get 2.1 when it’s open source, within a couple of days.
11:38AM From Rubin: “What I can tell you is the intention” of some future proofing on phones and more options for updates other than OTA.
And here are others getting the idea of the store as well as the pricing possibilities with VOIP:
Calling an End to Overpriced Cell Service
...The Google Nexus, unveiled Tuesday, may mark a healthy step in a better direction.
Other people will focus on the phone's software, hardware, "apps" and the like. I'm more interested in something simpler: How it's sold–direct, unsubsidized and without a contract.
Yes, you can buy it for $179 with a two-year contract with T-Mobile. But you can also get it for $529 with no contract, which means you can switch networks as much as you like.
Consumers typically focus on the up-front cost of a phone, and that suits the network operators fine. They make the real money from you down the road, month after month, through the service fees.
...Of course you can buy some unlocked phones right now–but it's usually a niche way of operating. (I bought mine through an online reseller). Most people just get their phone from a mobile network. Google's move may take unlocking mainstream.
Will this change the way we buy and pay for phones? Let's hope so. In the future, those using phones should be free to swap networks and plans as they wish–from monthly bills to daily ones to pay per use.
That will mean more freedom, more transparency–and lower bills.
The Nexus One looks amazing. The G1 looked amazing, the Droid looked amazing, the Droid Eris looked amazing, and now the Nexus One looks even more amazing.
The kicker is that it’s looking like you’ll be able to buy it without also getting a two-year phone contract to go along with it, albeit at a much higher upfront cost. But, given that Skype and Google Voice are readily available, that might not be such a bad thing.
Kevin Tofel, writing for jkOnTheRun, has a similar outlook, except using the now-Google-owned Gizmo VoIP service in lieu of Skype:
I’m betting on the Google Voice, Google Talk and Gizmo integration because if it comes to pass, it could be the beginning of the end for cellular voice plans.
They do a price break-down here:
- 01-05-2010, 10:51 PM #10
Oh, and yeah, Engadget seems to have a bug up their ***. Here's another review from Tech Crunch's Michael Arrington, former iPhone owner and then Droid owner:
I’ve been using the Nexus One with TMobile since mid-December as my primary mobile phone. This is the best Android powered phone to date. It’s also the fastest and most elegant smartphone on the market today, solidly beating the iPhone in most ways. In this rapidly evolving market there is sure to be something better just around the corner. But if you are looking to buy a high end smartphone right now, this is the phone for you. The Nexus One is the Android signature device.
The full review:
- 01-05-2010, 10:52 PM #11Siemens CF62T> Samsung T329 Stripe Black> MyTouch 3G Black (Android 1.6 Donut)> Blackberry Bold 9700 (22.214.171.1240)> Samsung T219 Brown (backup crap dumbphone)> Google/HTC Nexus One (CM7.2)> Google/LG Nexus 4 (Android 4.2.2)