Google Nexus One Reviewed, Android Tablet on Tap
Engadget's Joshua Topolsky chronicled his unboxing of the Google Nexus One and confirmed much of what has already been reported. He shows how a Milky Way-like wallpaper swirls on the screen by itself and reacts to finger swipes. From there, he shows off a new weather and news widget; jumps from any one of five screens (also new) to the next by pressing and holding down a button on the touch screen; and scrolls through the new icon menu. Ultimately, he compares it to the Motorola Droid, meaning the Nexus One is no iPhone killer.News Analysis: Not only is the world privy to the Google Nexus One smartphone's specifications, go-to-market strategy and pricing details, but Engadget has snagged a Nexus One and published a detailed review of the device. Engadget's Joshua Topolsky chronicled his unboxing of the device and confirmed much of what has already been reported. The Nexus One runs Android 2.1 on a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU-hence, the gadget's blazing performance. The screen is Motorola Droid-like, boasting a 3.7-inch, 480-by-800 display. The camera is 5 megapixels with LED flash. There is a light sensor, proximity sensor and accelerometer.
There has been talk and some demonstrations about the snazzy new user interface and wallpaper Google has applied to the phone's deck.