Nexus One on Sprint


Sprint just recently announced that Google’s Nexus One would be coming to Sprint but they did not say when or for how much. Sprint claims they have a 3G network coverage 10 times the size of T-Mobile’s and twice as much as AT&T’s.

The phone will not be sold at any Sprint stores, only online from Google at google.com/phone.
Google’s online consumer channel was created to provide an efficient way to connect online users with selected Android phones. Nexus One will not be available in any Sprint retail channels. It will be available directly from Google at google.com/phone.

Sprint currently has the “Everything Data 450 with Any Mobile, Anytime” which gets you unlimited calling with any mobile phone in America, unlimited text and unlimited Web for $70/month which is a really good deal – provided you don’t call land lines that often.

Here are some hardware specs of the Nexus One:

  • 3.7″ AMOLED 480×800 WVGA display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 chipset
  • 5MP auto focus with flash and geo tagging
  • 512MB Flash, 512MB RAM
  • 4GB removable SD Card (expandable to 32GB)
  • Dynamic noise suppression
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
  • Removable 1400 mAh battery

HTC Desire


HTC Desire is one of the latest phones introduced by the company just today. It is pretty much an “HTC version” of the Google Nexus One, except the optical joystick. HTC Desire will be headed to Europe and Asia starting this March. Here is everything there is to know about HTC Desire:

  • 3.7″ AMOLED capacitive touch screen
  • 1GHz processor
  • 1400mAh battery
  • 5MP camera with face detection, auto focus, flash, and geotagging
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • micro-USB
  • Android 2.1 Eclair OS
  • 512MB ROM, 572MB RAM, microSD card slot
  • 3G, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1
  • G-sensor
  • digital compass
  • proximity sensor
  • ambient light sensor
  • and of course A-GPS

We’ve included two HTC Desire videos here:

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CoPilot Live is already onboard with Nexus One


It’s really no surprise but CoPilot Live, which has been available for Android platform for a while now, is compatible with Google’s new Nexus One.

CoPilot Live offers turn-by-turn GPS navigation where detailed street maps are stored on your memory card instead of delivered over the air. This may actually be the only reason to ditch Google’s free Google Maps application which is also capable providing free turn-by-turn directions.

Is it worth the $35? Maybe if you’re on the road a lot where 3G signals are non-existent, or maybe you don’t feel like paying extra for data service. Can you think of other reasons to go with CoPilot rather than Google Maps?

Google Nexus One GPS navigation

Here is a video demonstration of Google Maps on the new Google Nexus One. It is nothing different then what they initially showed on Motorola Droid and later became available on Android 1.6 devices.

It offers turn-by-turn directions, local search, Satellite View and Street View, real time traffic, alternate routes considering traffic, layers loaded with lots of information, and a whole lot more.

Nexus One $530, or $180 with T-Mobile


We’ve been quite conservative about our Nexus One coverage here at Navigadget compared to other people. We only talked about it when we first heard of Nexus One, and then again we found out about the specs. We couldn’t skip what we just found though. We now have news from Gizmodo that nexus one will cost $530 with no contract, unlocked, from Google. And a much bearable price of $180 with a two year T-Mobile contract.

A few more facts were also revealed. T-Mobile’s plan is $80/month which gets you on the Even More plan they’ve got going. Nexus One is manufactured by HTC, not Google. We already suspected this. You can buy five Nexus One’s per Google account.

I guess this was their announcement they had scheduled for January 5th. So there, you don’t have to wait for it now.

GPS confirmed for Google Nexus One


Yes, we were almost certain Google Nexus One would have GPS but it is still good to see it in writing. Engadget revealed some more details about Nexus One just yesterday.

As far as location awareness goes Nexus One will be utilizing an A-GPS receiver, cell tower and WiFi positioning, a digital compass, and an accelerometer. Pretty much just like T-Mobile’s myTouch 3G.

Again as expected it will be good for T-Mobile’s 3G frequency but you’ll be able to use it with any other carrier as long as you’re OK with EDGE. There are also rumors that the Nexus One will initially be available via invites from Google starting as early as January 5th and then T-Mo will start retailing at a later date.

Here are some other features:

  • 3.7″ WVGA AMOLED display
  • Android 2.1
  • 11.5mm thick
  • 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, 4GB microSD in-box expandable to 32GB
  • 5MP camera with mechanical auto focus and LED flash
  • 1400mAh battery
  • 1Ghz Qualcomm QSD 8250 processor

google nexus one

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Google Nexus One is apparently the name of the Google phone that was leaked with some pictures yesterday. Story is that the device was given to all Googlers for testing and it is expected to hit the market as soon as next month.

The key points are that there are no associated wireless carriers – you just plug in any SIM card you want; it looks just like an HTC Passion but it is not branded with HTC logo in any way.

Does it have GPS? We don’t know. Nobody has the actual specs on this phone other than the fact that it’ll have Snapdragon processor. But you can bet your life it’ll have GPS with A-GPS support.

Engadget has more speculations:

  • likely to be called something other Nexus One when it comes out
  • given to Googlers on the 10th of December
  • possibly 3.7-inch AMOLED display, 5 megapixel camera

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