Tag Archive | "Google Phone"

Google unveils the Samsung Nexus S running Android 2.3

Monday, December 6, 2010

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Google today unveiled the Samsung Nexus S, the first Android device running Android 2.3 a.k.a Gingerbread. Spec wise, the device comes with a 4″ WVGA screen, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, NFC support, 16GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM, a gyroscope and VoIP support. Camera wise, it comes with a 5MP camera on the back […]

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Nexus One signal attenuation

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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Hate Steve Jobs, the iPhone, and Apple if that’s your prerogative, but the reality is that signal attenuation affects most any smartphone you can think of. Like Steve Jobs mentioned, no company has yet figured out a way to get around the laws of physics. In any event, reports of similar reception problems surfaced back […]

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Nexus One to walk into the sunset

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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Nexus One, Google’s homegrown smartphone, is on its last legs. Google announced this past weekend that the most recent shipment of Nexus One devices they received will be their last.

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Putting Google’s Froyo claims to the test vs. an iPhone and an HTC HD2

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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Google last week made some grandiose claims about how fast the web browser in its latest Android update, dubbed Froyo, is. And oh yes, did we mention that Froyo runs Adobe’s Flash player 10.1 Beta? ¬†Well,¬†Pocketnow decided to put Google’s claims to the test and conducted some browser speed tests with the iPhone, a Nexus […]

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Google to abandon web sales of Nexus One

Friday, May 14, 2010

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The growing popularity and number of handsets running Google’s Android OS is impressive, but you can’t really say the same thing about Google’s own smartphone effort, the Nexus One. Looking to remedy that and improve sales, Google announced today plans to expand the retail availibility of the device through increased cooperation with carriers at brick […]

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Sprint abandons plans to sell the Google Nexus One

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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The effect is never as high as the mark-up. Despite an onslaught of hype and a seemingly unprecedented amount of targeted web promotion, the Nexus One smartphone from Google has done little, if anything, to give the iPhone a run for its money. Chief among its problems is that it’s currently relegated solely to T-Mobile. […]

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In controlled test, iPhone’s capacitive touchscreen still reigns supreme

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Back in January, the Moto Development Group tested the efficiency and accuracy of capacitive touchscreens across a number of devices. When the dust settled, the iPhone’s touchscreen reigned supreme. But not everyone was convinced that the testing was all that telling, particularly because it was done with a human finger, making the test prone to […]

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Comparing the Nexus One OLED screen to the iPhone’s LCD screen

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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By all accounts, the Nexus One’s OLED screen is breathtaking, but when you match it up with the iPhone’s LCD screen, which comes out on top? MobileCrunch has an in-depth comparison that’s worth checking out over here.

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Google first approached Sony Ericcson to manufacture the Nexus One

Thursday, February 18, 2010

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Say what you will about Android, but there’s no denying that Google’s Nexus One smartphone, which is manufactured by HTC, is by far the most aesthetically pleasing Android phone on the market. As it turns out, though, HTC was not Google’s first choice when they went shopping around for a manufacturer. In a published interview […]

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Sweeping multitouch comes to the Nexus One

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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Google yesterday announced that it had issued a software update for Nexus One users to enable broad multitouch functionality, including the much desired “pinch to zoom” feature for Google Maps. A few months ago, we reported that the initial Android phone, the G1, didn’t include multi-touch functionality because Apple asked Google not to implement it. […]

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Andy Ihnatko on the Nexus One

Sunday, January 24, 2010

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Chicago Sun-Times columnist and MacBreak weekly mainstay Andy Ihnatko recently penned a review of the Google Nexus One. As with every other “iPhone killer” to come down the pipeline, Ihnatko found the Nexus One to be the best of the Android bunch, but far from a true threat to the iPhone. Here are a few […]

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Google sells just 20,000 units of the Nexus One

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Despite an onslaught of hype, the Nexus One “super-smartphone” from Google failed to impress in its first week, selling just 20,000 units in its first week according to the market analytics firm Flurry. Flurry monitors the usage of more than 10,000 developer applications on iPhone and Android platforms. It tracks over 25 million end user […]

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