Google has officially announced what most members of the tech community have known was coming for some time – the launch of its mobile device, the Nexus One. Here’s everything you need to know:
It’s going to cost basically $200 with a 2-year contract. It’s only through T-Mobile right now, abut it’s coming to Verizon in “Spring of 2010.” Google also offers the option to buy it unlocked for $530, but you’ll need a Google account to use Google Shopping.
The stats are similar to what was predicted and expected for the most part. It’s got a 3.7-inch AMOLED display, a 5MP camera with flash and video capture at 720×480. It’s got Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and up to 10 hours of talk time (on the 2G network). It’s got a super-fast 1 Ghz Qualcomm processor, and 512MP Flash, the same amount of RAM and a Micro SD card slot (comes with a 4GB card). Check out the 3D benchmark:
The best part, though, is that the Nexus runs Android 2.0 which is the latest iteration of Google’s ultra-sleek mobile OS. Among it’s many cool features (and there are many) is the ability to have 3D menus for things like photo galleries. It’s basically the same functionality as the original Android OS (what was on the Droid), but just a much better looking version of it.
You can bet your Android (and take Google’s virtual, 3D tour), at the Google site, here.