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No Multi-Touch for Nexus One browser and other first impressions

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No Multi-Touch for Nexus One browser and other first impressions
Someone named tnkgrl has been tweeting her experiences and impressions with the Nexus One. Thanks to her, we know that the handset will not support Multi-Touch in the browser or in Google Maps. She says the device is thin, extremely zippy and is faster than the DROID. The 3G works on T-Mobile U.S.A. and AT&T frequencies support only EDGE. Equipped with a 4GB microSD card, tnkgrl says the Nexus One looks nicer in person than it does in the snapshots we have seen. The OLED display has the same size and resolution as the Motorola DROID. Speaking of the 2009 Time Magazine Gadget of the Year, the DROID's camera interface is the same as what you get with the so-called Google Phone and there is no dedicated camera key while the trackball can be used to focus, as on other HTC devices. The flash is weak which makes low-light pictures hard to shoot. There is no VoIP and calls are routed the normal way. The home screen is divided into 5 separate panels like with the Sense UI, and a microUSB connector is used for power and data. We are eager to get our hands on the HTC Nexus One and post our opinion, and you?

HTC Nexus One Specifications

source: tnkgrlmobile via Phandroid

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. clevername (Posts: 1407; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Ok so let me get this straight. The "Google phone" I've been so excited about is a google branded phone that is actually an htc phone running android which does nothing to set this phone apart from any other android based htc phone. So what does google branded mean anyway? The one reason I was excited was cuz this was rumored to b a data only phone. Now we know it (allegedly) routs calls thru normal GSM frequencies. Faster than a droid=good. Large screen and thin=good. No multitouch=??WTF? A google branded phone that supposedly runs "the real android" should support all of androids features should it not? If this info is correct I hope it doesn't support multitouch because it's a testing beta. So far this exciting phone has become less exciting. And more like just another HTC android. According to this it even runs a UI that is or could be the next version of the sense UI. Or maybe something similar. I'm beginning to think this isn't the google phone of legend. But if it is, I dunno, I think google had better pull a rabbit out or were just looking at a faster qwerty-less droid for tmobile pr a 3G-less one for AT&T. Which brings me to my final point. It seems the only thing revolutionary or unique is how they plan to distribute the device. Unlocked without a carrier. But the average person will rather take the subsidized price with the contract from tmobile (or maybe AT&T?) just so thy don't spend an arm and a leg for what seems like just another android phone. Ok a really good "just another android" phone. Which all seems to defeat the purpose of this new way to distribute the device. Ok I'm done.

posted on 19 Dec 2009, 03:11

2. Tagon42 (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


The headline is misleading, a first for Phone Arena I know (in case you missed it that was sarcasm) the phone just does not have multi touch in the browser but is multi touch capable just like the Moto Droid. As to this being "the real android" or that it was going to be some VoIP phone all that came out of the hype machine and nothing more. Someone at Google made a comment about the user base not having seen "the real android" and people took that for what they wanted. As to running a version of Sense UI that is not right it is running stock Android 2.1 which seems to have 5 rather then 3 home screens. Sense currently has 7. I also doubt that when it is released it will be unlocked. And even if it was why would you want to use it on AT&T if all you got was edge? A data heavy device is on edge would be like eating coconuts via a straw. It may be possible but is not worth the effort. As to the idea of a Google Phone or a Gphone that is again something that came out of the hype machine. This device is just the newest device that Google took a very active hand it creating. You call it a qwertless Droid but honestly it is more like a Android version of the HD2

posted on 19 Dec 2009, 10:12

3. c3money88 (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


The Nexus One is not the google phone it simply what google said it is. This is simply just another android phone given to google employees to text new widgets..etc.... Other sites are already excepting the fact that there is nothing that special about this phone other than it is a good hardware design with all the new feature we knew were coming. Most of the specs are the same as the bravo so that should tell you something. The Nexus One will come out sometime but the lack of multi touch stinks i hope that changes sometime.

posted on 19 Dec 2009, 10:48

4. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


multitouch is software so that can be patched in. why at this point with so many android phones out, do they still even concider not having multitouch is beyond me. "should we.. shouldnt we".. YES you should.. lol this definatly isnt the phone that the rumors were hyping.. if it exists.

posted on 19 Dec 2009, 11:28

5. jasona (Posts: 17; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)


I really like the idea of having a touch screen along with the trackball. That can come in handy when using one hand and while surfing the web. Right now all phones coming out are pretty equal. All have their pluses and all have their negatives. The next big break in phones in my opinion is going to be high def video recording and displays.

posted on 19 Dec 2009, 21:14

6. boriqua2000 (Posts: 34; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


nice phone,but i think i'll keep my Hero.

posted on 19 Dec 2009, 23:19

7. E.N. (Posts: 2218; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Is the DroidDone already?

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