On full brightness, the Nexus One without Flash Player got 3 hours and 45 minutes. Playing the video through Flash Player gave a battery life of 3 hours and 8 minutes. Not a big dropoff. At half brightness it was even better. The Nexus One without Flash got 3 hours 56 minutes and the Flash version got 3 hours and 31 minutes. Just a 10.5% change, which isn’t bad at all considering everything Flash Player does.
Many phones nowadays have cameras with 5 megapixels and above. Let’s take a closer look:
Looks like the Nexus One is using sharpening while Galaxy is not. The image from the Milestone is sharp but very noisy.
Now, another test:
This update also includes Google Googles and updated Maps app:
- Starred items synchronized with maps.google.com – access your favorite places from your phone or computer
- Search suggestions from your personal maps.google.com history – makes it easy to search for places you’ve searched for before
- Night mode in Google Maps Navigation – automatically changes your screen at night for easier viewing and driving
Want this update right now? Here’s a method for devices with LOCKED bootloader:
- Make sure you have enough battery.
- Download update file: here or here.
- Rename the file to update.zip
- Copy the update.zip file onto your SD card.
- Turn off the phone, then power on while holding down the trackball.
- In the next screen, select ‘Recovery’.
- After phone reboot, you should see an exclamation point inside a triangle.
- Press the Power button and Volume Up button at the same time.
- Select “Apply sdcard:update.zip” with trackball.
Via Android Forums
This update also available for unlocked phones in CyanogenMod 5.0.
Nexus One Desktop Dock is now available for purchase from the Google online store.
“As soon as you slip your phone into the desktop dock the Clock app opens, providing quick access to the local time and weather, alarm settings, photo slideshows, and your music.
The dock comes equipped with a charger and a 3.5mm-to-RCA audio cable, for connecting the dock to your stereo, so you can listen to your phone’s music on your stereo system.
The dock is priced at $45 and can be bought as a separate accessory from the online store, or bundled with the purchase of your Nexus One phone.”
Looks like every tech blog is comparing these phones, so I’ve made my own table:
OLED screens have much better colors and viewing angles. Blacks are really deep because there is no backlight behind. Below is the picture comparing iPhone, Samsung i7500 and HTC G1 screens.
Nexus One is available for purchasing at www.google.com/phone in US and UK.
YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/GoogleNexusOne
Google Android Press Gathering Recording:
DroidDog hands on:
Michael Arrington thinks that there’s a chance Spotify will be part of the January 5 Google announcement. Spotify is an excellent alternative to iTunes, both desktop and mobile versions. You don’t even need to connect devices for syncing playlists, Spotify downloads music over-the-air and plays it from cache when no connection available.
Engadget (full review is
coming soon complete garbage):
Nexus One Blog:
Dimensions: 119 x 59.8 x 11.5mm, weight: 130g / 4.58 oz (iPhone: 136g, Droid: 170g).
If I had to walk in to a store today with endless funds to purchase a phone, I would have to go with the Nexus One. The main reasons I chose this phone is simply because of it’s hires display, speed, and it’s extremely attractive UI. On a 3G network, there is no reason to stray to any other device. Yes the iPhone shoots pictures and video a bit better, but if I REALLY want to shoot crisp photos I’ll do that with my real digital camera. At this point iPhone has the better gaming applications, but again the android Market is growing at a rapid pace. We’re likely to soon see some amazing stuff when developers get their hands on the Nexus One. I’m more concerned with the fact that I can actually MAKE phone calls from the Nexus One, and the fact that it makes browsing the web a truly unique and visually stimulating experience.
Currently, my main phone that I’m using is my Nexus One, and my iPhone is now my iPod. Hats off to Google and HTC on an amazing device!
New hi-resolution pictures: