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Posted on05. Jan, 2010 by Ann-Marie.
This evening, Google officially unveils its first own-branded mobile phone, the Nexus One, also touted as another of many ‘iPhone killers’. Nexus One, the much anticipated smartphone, derives its name from one of the “replicants” in Ridley Scott’s classic science-fiction masterpiece, Blade Runner.
Nexus One is also the first smartphone to bear Google’s famous multi-coloured logo. Although built by HTC under strict design instructions, the Nexus One handset was designed by Google’s own engineers. This device also includes a built-in FM stereo radio with RDS and features a five megapixel camera with mechanical auto-focus and powerful flash.
Google’s Nexus One smartphone boasts a 3.7 inch AMOLED WVGA touchscreen display, slightly larger than the Apple iPhone whilst also thinner and lighter than its rival. In addition to this, the handset also features rollerball navigation for menus and web browsing. The Nexus One is shipped with a 4GB SD card for file storage, expandable to 32GB.
Google’s Nexus One is expected to be priced around £350 sim-free and its UK launch is expected later this year. Nexus One is deemed by some as Google’s latest bid to promote its ever-growing Android operating system.
Posted on06. Nov, 2008 by Derek.
The newly released G1 (Google Phone), widely touted to be the next must-have gadget, has been met with mixed reviews by smartphone aficionados. Aimed primarily at consumers, the G1 was devised by Google as a means to bring the Google platform to the mass mobile market.
Based on Google’s open source Android operating system, the G1 comes with a number of features common to today’s smartphones, including: Internet browsing via 3G, YouTube video, e-mail, text messaging, interactive maps and playing or downloading music. The G1 also features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, inbuilt camera and touchscreen user interface. [...]