Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Google unleashes its first phone

Google has finally officially unveiled its new Nexus One Android handset. The handset runs the latest version of the Android OS and has been made by HTC. It has a 3.7-inch touchscreen and runs off Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon chipset.

Predictably the Nexus One features all Google's apps, including Gmail, Google Voice and Google Maps Navigation. Also a new version of Google Earth was also unveiled at the event, with some quality 3D fly-throughs demonstrated. There's also a trackball for navigation below the touchscreen.

The new device seems promising although it will be interesting to see how it fares against competitors with an established foothold like the iPhone (the 3GS has many more applications plus better controls -Nexus doesn't do multitouch- and battery life) .

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