Key Announcements From Google Android/Nexus One Event

Today, Nexus One was launched at the Android Press Conference. Many exiting features and information regarding Nexus One was revealed at the event. Check out the key announcement from Android Press Conference below.

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  • Two years ago, Google and many industry leaders made the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). Now the OHA has 52 members and 13 additional members.
  • In 2009, OHA had 4 major software releases. They were donuts, eclaires and cupcakes.
  • Google says people search the web 30x more on an Android phone than they do on a feature phone.
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  • Nexus One is the best industrial designs from HTC and it comes with a 3.7-inch AMOLED display.
  • Google calls Nexus One as superphone.
  • You can also get custom engraving on the metal bezel on the back of the device.
  • Nexus One is thinner than a pencil and lighter than a Swiss Army keychain knife.
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  • Google says, Nexus One is the marriage of hardware and software.
  • All the droid apps are included in Nexus One.
  • Nexus One includes five home screen panels that will let you add more shortcuts and widgets.
  • Nexus One Gallery is a new visualization for photos.It gives you a depth to your photos. Albums are automatically clustered by time, date and location.You can also background-sync this to Google’s Picasa web albums.
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  • Nexus One comes with Search by Voice and Voice Command. The voice recognition service works fast to deliver results.
  • Google Earth for Android was also launched at the event.
  • You can even fly around through mountains and other terrain by activating Flyaround modein Google Earth.
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  • Google Web Store was also launched at the event. At Google Web Store, consumers can buy a phone with or without service from a partner
  • Google launched Nexus One’s official website.
  • Google is planning to add more devices, like phones from Motorola, to their web store.
  • They are also planning to add more countries, in the near future.
  • Currently, Verizon and Vodafone are the partners at Google web store.
  • Nexus One can be purchased today itself with service from T-Mobile USA.
  • Nexus One will be available on Verizon and Vodafone during Spring 2010.
  • This device is priced at $180 on T-Mobile and $530 for an unlocked version.
  • For purchasing this handset, you need a Google account and a Google Checkout account.
  • You will also be prompted for custom engraving on the metal bezel on the back of the device.
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  • Google web store will be shipping its products to US, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong.
  • The Nexus One is the first in a series of phones in the new web store model.
  • Google has not designed the phone. They are just merchandising it online.
  • Multi-touch may come soon on Nexus One
  • As the device is manufactured by HTC Corporation, Google will earn revenue from advertisement. There is also a small margin on unit sales.
  • On being asked, if Nexus One is an iPhone killer, they replied “We’re calling it a superphone, but the message isn’t to the iPhone, it’s to consumers. Choice is a really good thing.

    As Nexus One has been launched in US, are you planning to buy this device? Please let us know your views regarding this amazing device.

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    Omkar Dutta

    Omkar Dutta is a Mobile Enthusiast from Mumbai, India. He loves to check out latest software, mobile phones and web services. Currently, he writes for this awesome blog as well as Fone Arena. You can follow him on Twitter @0mkarr