By January 6, 2010

More Nexus One info

Obviously we spoke about the launch of the new Google phone, the Nexus One, yesterday and most sites seem to be awash with ‘news’ and speculation about its eventual availability.


I mentioned in my last post that the handset could be purchased SIM-free directly from Google ( for $529 and Google will ship to the UK. What seems like a reasonable deal, $529 equates to around £325 at the moment, there’s more to consider in the cost. Firstly you’ll have to add 6.5% sales TAX, then 17.5% VAT and UK import duty and finally a currently undisclosed shipping charge. So the cost of picking up the Nexus One from the USA is likely to be nearer to £500.

In terms of specification the Nexus isn’t going to be a slouch. Android 2.1, 1Ghz Qualcomm QSD 8250 CPU, 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, 3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, trackball, GPS, accelerometer, digital compass, light and proximity sensors and a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash.

Sound good so far?

One thing that may disappoint you is that there will not be multi-touch functionality in the stock device. Seems a shame, and this has been put down to there being some kind of Apple patent in force in the USA with regard to multi-touch. Whether the European models will have this enabled by default we are not yet sure but we understand that the hardware is certainly capable and that the Android 2.1 OS is capable, it’s simply that the bundled applications, such as maps and the web browser, have the multi-touch feature disabled so I’m sure that this could be somehow enabled later.


Google Nexus One Specification:

  • Height: 119mm
  • Width: 59.8mm
  • Depth: 11.5mm
  • Weight: 130 grams w/battery
  • 3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, 800 x 480 pixels
  • 5 megapixels camera
  • Autofocus from 6cm to infinity
  • 2X digital zoom
  • LED flash
  • User can include location of photos from phone’s AGPS receiver
  • Video captured at 720×480 pixels at 20 frames per second or higher, depending on lighting conditions
  • UMTS Band 1/4/8 (2100/AWS/900)
  • HSDPA 7.2Mbps
  • HSUPA 2Mbps
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • A2DP stereo Bluetooth
  • Removable 1400 mAH battery
  • Talk time: Up to 10 hours on 2G / Up to 7 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: Up to 290 hours on 2G / Up to 250 hours on 3G
  • Internet use: Up to 5 hours on 3G / Up to 6.5 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 7 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 20 hours
  • Qualcomm QSD 8250 1 GHz
  • Android Mobile Technology Platform 2.1 (Eclair)
  • 512MB Flash
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB Micro SD Card (Expandable to 32 GB)
  • Assisted global positioning system (AGPS) receiver
  • Cell tower and Wi-Fi positioning
  • Digital compass
  • Accelerometer


Posted by: Matt

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