Linus Torvalds gives Nexus One a Thumbs-Up

The father of Linux, Linus Torvalds has given the Nexus One from Google a big thumbs-up. He is happy the phone uses the Android platform which is a Linux fork, and said in a blog post,

I have to admit, the Nexus One is a winner. I wasn’t enthusiastic about buying a phone on the internet sight unseen.

Linus Torvalds admits to not being a phone fan but is very happy with the features on offer with the Google Nexus One, which he reportedly bought just a week ago. He writes,

I’ve wanted to have a GPS unit for my car anyway, and I thought that google navigation might finally make a phone useful.

The Nexus One is high on specs with a 3.7 inches OLED screen, a 5 MP camera, a 1 GHz snapdragon processor and all that makes your phone into a masterpiece of gadgetry. Along with that, we have an awesome design from HTC. All this is packed into a phone which in spite of getting a good hype, had a bumpy start. The late SDK release upset many developers and the prices and availability issues were unwelcome by many. This praise effort from Linus will possibly bring back the Nexus One its lost charm.

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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.