Google Nexus One Gets Hands-on Love
What we need is more experience of hands-on with Google’s latest baby, the Nexus One, and Jason Chen of gizmodo has been lucky enough to have been given the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Nexus One.
However, as usual Jason’s source stated that no pictures are allowed which seems to be much the case when people get some contact with the Nexus One. He does say the Nexus One is slightly lighter and thinner than the iPhone 3GS, but no hard specs as Google is keeping all that info to themselves at the moment.
The rear of the Nexus One isn’t plasticy or cheap and feels rubberised, so sort of halfway between the iPhone 3GS and the Motorola Droid’s backing; while the design feels natural in the hand, and the display although the same size and res as the Droid, it is better.
Jason also confirms that the Nexus One is “astonishingly faster” than the Droid, especially when loading web pages, and at a guess he would say there was a 1GHz processor inside, and when comparing web page loading, the Nexus One came 1st, the iPhone 2nd and the Droid last.
The Nexus One features animated video backgrounds, which the user can interact with; apparently the user can tap a blank space on the desktop and dots will spread out from the tap. There are also 2 visual sound metres that act as a visualiser for whatever music you play.
He also says that the 5 megapixel camera is nice but not spectacular, and there is auto-focus which can be activated with the trackball, but no tap to focus, while music playback is good but not brilliant.