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[News] Good Reception for Google's Linux (Android) Phone

  • Subject: [News] Good Reception for Google's Linux (Android) Phone
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 15:29:21 +0000
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Our new approach to buying a mobile phone 

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| We first executed on this vision a little 
| over a year ago, when we launched Android 
| on one device with one operator in one 
| country. Today, we have 20 devices with 59 
| operators in 48 countries and 19 
| languages. And because Android is free and 
| open source, it continues to flourish. 
| Android allows devices to be built faster, 
| and at lower cost. And anyone can build 
| anything on top of the platform. This 
| ultimately benefits users.
| [...]
| Well, today we're pleased to announce a 
| new way for consumers to purchase a mobile 
| phone through a Google hosted web store. 
| The goal of this new consumer channel is 
| to provide an efficient way to connect 
| Google's online users with selected 
| Android devices. We also want to make the 
| overall user experience simple: a simple 
| purchasing process, simple service plans 
| from operators, simple and worry-free 
| delivery and start-up.


Google uncloaks the Nexus One

,----[ Quote ]
| Google has surprised no one by unveiling 
| the Google-branded and Google-sold Nexus 
| One phone at a press event in Mountain 
| View.
| Manufactured by Taiwanese manufacturer 
| HTC, the phone will be sold through an 
| online store operated by Google at 
| www.google.com/phone. The phone can be 
| purchased unlocked for $529 or in tandem 
| with wireless service from T-Mobile USA at 
| prices beginning at $179.


How the Google Nexus One and Motorola Droid compare

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| The Nexus One smartphone, which was 
| manufactured by HTC, is Google's first 
| attempt at making its own device that runs 
| on its open source Android operating 
| system. The phone's official unveiling 
| comes just a couple of months after the 
| similarly hyped Motorola Droid came to 
| market as the first Android-based phone 
| available on the Verizon network.


The Google Phone (Nexus One) is Finally Here


A Few Thoughts on the Nexus One

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| Overall, the phone is good enough that 
| it's conceivable in a way that it wasn't a 
| few months ago that we'll see a replay of 
| Apple's experience in the PC market 
| twenty-five years ago, in which Apple's 
| fit and finish was unquestionably 
| superior, but a commodity platform that 
| was "good enough" and available to the 
| entire industry ended up taking the lead.
| (Henry Blodget makes this case in Hey, 
| Apple, Wake Up -- It's Happening Again. On 
| the other hand, Mark Sigal raises a 
| different historical analogy, Novell vs. 
| Microsoft, asking whether Google's release 
| of its own anointed phone might end up 
| blunting adoption by other vendors, while 
| Google takes the eye of its core business. 
| A lot depends on whether Google holds back 
| anything from the platform available to 
| others. At today's press conference, 
| Google emphasized the open platform aspect 
| of Android, so they are trying to address 
| that fear. The model seems to be to work 
| with individual partners to push the ball 
| forward, but to return those innovations 
| to the pool available to all partners.) 


Google's Nexus One: First Look

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| Google's Android 2.1 OS is now available 
| on the HTC Nexus One phone. Here's an 
| early look at the new device.



Google set to challenge iPhone with Nexus One launch

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| The smartphone market it already awash with
| Android devices from the likes of HTC,
| Motorola and Samsung, but this moves sees
| Google take a greater role in the design
| process. According to a report in the
| Guardian the firm decided to oversee the
| development of the phone itself and has
| been testing it behind closed doors for a
| number of months.

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