Google Nexus One


Google Nexus One

The Google Nexus One is the phone that started the Nexus line. It is known for its impeccable software and internal hardware. It had definitely set the standard for all Android smart phones to come. The device is also sometimes referred to as the HTC Google Nexus One or the HTC Nexus One. It is technically an HTC device, but unless you peered at the logo on the back you probably would not realize.

The phone is quite simple in its design. It looks like a mixture between a Samsung device and palm pilot from the 90’s. However, that does not mean that it looks bad, simple is always good. When a device is covered with buttons and glam they just get confusing. The phone is 4.69 inches in length, 2.35 inches in width, and 0.45 inches thick. It weighs about 130 grams. The device is compact and easily as well as comfortably fits in the user’s pocket. The phone is made out of a grey/black plastic. The front of the phone is covered mostly by screen. It has four capacitive touch buttons on the bottom. These buttons are the back button, the menu button, the home screen button and the search bar button. Below the capacitive touch keys there is a scroll button similar to that found on the original BlackBerry’s and multiple other smart phones. To the right of the phone there is a volume switch. There is nothing on the left side of the device. On the top of the phone there is a power/lock button in addition to the 3.5 mm headphone jack. The back of the phone has the HTC and Google symbol. It also has a camera and an LED flash.

The screen of the Google Nexus One is a 3.7 AMOLED capacitive screen. The screen is larger than what you would expect on a device of this sign, but it does not really affect the phone or the way it looks. The screen has a proximity sensor which allows the phone to auto-turn-off when it is left unattended. There is also a light sensor that adjusts the brightness of the screen depending on the brightness of the external environment.

The operating system for this device was originally Android 2.1, but it has recently been upgraded to android most recent operating system, Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Furthermore, the phone runs on a 1000 MHz Single Core Qualcomm QSD 8250 processor. It also has Bluetooth 2.1, a colourful notification light, a compass and a built=in GPS system.

The phone has a 5 megapixel camera that has an LED flash. It also has auto-focus and geo-tagging. Geo-tagging is when the camera uses the built in GPS system to determine where the photo is being taken. The camera has the ability to capture videos. It can capture a video of 720 x 480 pixels, which is considered DVD quality.

The battery is a 1400 mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery. It can average 10 hours of talk time which is approximately 3 hours more than the average smart phone device. It can also withstand 290 hours of standby time.

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