Google Offers Nexus One Smartphones

Jan 08, 2010

After several weeks of buzz, Google unveiled its new Android-powered phone, the Nexus One. Unlike previous phones built on the Android platform, the Nexus One is being sold directly through Google's site, along with various service arrangements. It was developed in conjunction with HTC, which also manufactures the phone.

Dubbed a "superphone" by Google, the Nexus One is powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm processor and features a 3.7" display, a 5 megapixel camera, and a 4 GB removable SD card. Like other smartphones, the Nexus One also includes email, contacts, and mapping functions. The phone also includes voice recognition features, giving users the ability to control various phone features entirely by voice command, including text messaging and calling functions.

The Nexus One is currently available with a T-Mobile plan for $179, with a two-year contract. Google also announced plans for Verizon Wireless and Vodafone options in the near future. The phone is also available without a contract for $529, allowing it to be used with any compatible GSM network and provider.