10 Reasons Why the Nexus One Could Beat the iPhone
News Analysis: Google's Nexus One could be the first device to match the iPhone's allure and beat out Apple's hallmark product. It has features that the iPhone doesn't; it won't be tied to a single carrier and it comes from a major, well-respected company. Combine these factors with the notoriously fickle tastes of mobile phone buyers, and it's apparent that the Nexus One may give the Apple iPhone a run for its money.The iPhone enjoys unprecedented success in the mobile phone market. It is the leader that all other devices hope to match. But so far, none have. Apple's mobile device was not only a revolutionary product when it was first released back in 2007, it came from a company that consumers trusted. And it offered new, fresh ideas that, for once, appealed to consumer desire, rather than disappoint.
3. The Android Market Apple's App Store has more than 100,000 applications, easily leading the mobile market in available programs. But it's Google's Android Market that comes in second behind Apple's store. The Android Market has a slew of useful applications designed specifically for Android OS. Plus, some of the applications that weren't allowed into the App Store are available in Google's offering. Quantity isn't everything. 4. Touchscreens, anyone? Most consumers want a touchscreen. For now, Apple's iPhone has the best touchscreen on the market. But Motorola's Droid, an Android-based device, has a nice screen of its own. The Nexus One will reportedly feature a touchscreen. The market requires touchscreens and that is what Google plans to offer. It doesn't plan to give Apple any advantage.