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Google to hold January 5th Android press event

updated 01:20 pm EST, Tue December 29, 2009

Google makes Nexus One plans official

Google this afternoon removed all doubt as to its plans for the Nexus One by sending an invitation to the media to attend a January 5th press event at its Mountain View campus. The company is short on details other than to confirm it's Android-related and teases the added possibilities of the Android 2.1-based phone in the notice.

"With the launch of the first Android-powered device just over a year ago, we've seen how a powerful, open platform can spur mobile product innovation," Google says in the invitation. "And this is just the beginning of what's possible."

The Nexus One, possibly rebadged as just the Google Phone, is expected to be the flagship for the entire Android platform and to be one of the first running Android beyond the Droid's 2.0 release. HTC is manufacturing the device and gives it some of its best features, including a fast 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor as well as 512MB of RAM. A 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen, 4GB of bundled microSDHC storage (up to 32GB) will be part of the package along with GPS, Wi-Fi and 3G native to T-Mobile.



HTC/Google Nexus One



By Electronista Staff
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  1. iphonerulez

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Nov 2008

    +4

    Haha. Google has to try and upstage

    Apple before the tablet is announced. Google's smartphone partners are going to be sweating bullets, hoping Google doesn't just leave them with the leftovers. It makes perfect sense. Google isn't making any money off the partners, just publicity for spreading the Google Android name. Google can make some easy money by selling the flagship Android smartphone. Google will attempt to prove you can eat your cake and have it, too. The Nexus One looks to be a very powerful device and certainly more attractive than the Droid.

  1. testudo

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Aug 2001

    -2

    that's right

    Anyone with an announcement prior to the iTablet is trying to upstage Apple before their announcement.

    In fact, I'm sure the entire CES show was set up just to try to upstage any and all Apple announcements later in the month. It's just so obvious.

  1. nat

    Junior Member

    Joined: Mar 2002

    +5

    oh dear!

    any comment on the article testudo? no? none at all? you don't have a take on google's phone? of course you don't. you only have a take on others comments. without others posts you would be speechless. not an original thought to be found.

    a few more days before the new year. now let's commit ourselves to our resolutions.
    you will have an original thought in '10! i'm sure of it.

  1. WalterC

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    Joined: Jul 2008

    +6

    Looking forward to 01/05

    High hopes that Google's intent is directed to towards a reality check to the U.S. wireless-phone oligarchy.

  1. gitcypher

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    Joined: Jul 2007

    -3

    1-5

    With these specs, I'm sure Google's partners may inevitably end up alone... albeit years down the line. Although, secretly, I was hoping Google would have designed their device with the Zii's internals.


    @ Nat

    Didn't you just respond to Testudo's comment only?

  1. DanielSw

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Aug 2009

    +2

    Fragmentation

    There are all kinds of slick and shiny gadgets out there with all kinds of features. So what?

    The huge advantage Apple has is the power of OSX and its SDK and its infrastructure of iTunes, AppStore, MobileMe, etc. It's also going to have the next new iPhone in a few months, and very likely yet another gadget to round out the its system INTEGRATION--not fragmentation.

    These various new offerings from others will most likely be seen, not with dread, but with interest, as they can serve as "free" indicators--based on their respective successes or failures--of what people want or don't want.

  1. nat

    Junior Member

    Joined: Mar 2002

    +2

    @gitcypher

    yes but he's my charge. it's my job to try to guide him to maturity. i'm sure you understand.

  1. testudo

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Aug 2001

    -1

    Re: Oh dear!

    any comment on the article testudo? no? none at all? you don't have a take on google's phone? of course you don't. you only have a take on others comments. without others posts you would be speechless. not an original thought to be found.

    And since when do you have a take, other than whine about me? In fact, you complain so much about me, I'm concerned you might be trying to hide your true feelings. Like a g** republican screaming about the evils of homosexuality.

    And there is no reason to have a 'take' on the phone, since there is no phone to have a take on. The article isn't about the phone, it's about a press event that may or may not be a phone announcement.

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