Google sees a future where carriers have to compete on price and the quality of their networks, rather than exclusive deals with handset manufacturers like AT&T’s lengthy exclusive deal with Apple for the iPhone and subsequent models.
The Nexus One is its first baby step toward that future and it’s currently available in unlocked form to consumers in the US, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong for US$529. If for some reason you want to be locked into a contract, the only option is T-Mobile, with the phone available for $179 with a two-year contract, with Verizon (US) and Vodafone (EU) options available in the not-too-distant future.
Andy Rubin, VP of Engineering at Google, refers to the Nexus One as a “superphone” due to the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU inside. To put this into some perspective, the Motorola Droid, iPhone 3GS and the Palm Pre all use a 600MHz Arm Cortex A8 CPU. I say some perspective due to the lesson that Intel taught us with the Pentium 4 – clockspeed doesn’t mean everything.
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- Iowa's Democratic Party will reportedly use smartphone app to send out caucus resultson January 14, 2020 at 1:56 pm
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- Atlantic Equities turns bearish on smartphone gianton January 14, 2020 at 12:56 pm
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- Iowa Democrats Will Use A Smartphone App At Caucuses, Despite Cybersecurity Concernson January 14, 2020 at 12:14 pm
Iowa's Democratic Party plans to use a smartphone app in its upcoming caucuses. Despite warnings about cybersecurity since 2016, party bosses are sanguine.
- Iowa caucuses to use new smartphone app despite cybersecurity fearson January 14, 2020 at 10:59 am
Iowa's Democratic Party will use a smartphone app to calculate the results from the state’s caucuses next month, according ...
- Used smartphone shipments will reach 332.9M units by 2023on January 14, 2020 at 6:14 am
Smartphone users choose affordability over new features, IDC found. The used smartphone market is forecasted to reach 332.9 million units by 2023, with a compound annual growth rate of 13.6% between ...
- Bernie Sanders says his smartphone doesn't have any apps, and he doesn't have an Amazon Prime subscriptionon January 14, 2020 at 6:13 am
Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke about his relationship with technology in a new interview with The New York Times.
- This Trojan hijacks your smartphone to send offensive text messageson January 14, 2020 at 2:32 am
Many mobile malware developers will take great pains to hide infections through hidden app icons, obfuscation, disguises, and more, but in some cases, a sample will pop up which appears to do exactly ...
- Despite Election Security Fears, Iowa Caucuses Will Use New Smartphone Appon January 13, 2020 at 8:53 pm
Iowa's Democratic Party plans to use a new internet-connected smartphone app to help calculate and transmit results during the state's caucuses next month, Iowa Public Radio and NPR have confirmed.
- Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S20, gets photographedon January 13, 2020 at 9:33 am
XDA Developer's Max Weinbach has scored the first in-person photos of Samsung's next flagship smartphone. We previously only saw the phone in renders, so there are a few things to go over. Since the ...
- OnePlus 8 Will Have 'the Best Smartphone Display in 2020'on January 13, 2020 at 5:22 am
OnePlus' CEO Pete Lau said that the screen on the company's upcoming flagship, which is likely to be a 2K, HDR OLED, will best rival Android phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S11.
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