Posts Tagged ‘Nexus One’

Google has Trouble Shifting Nexus One

February 8, 2010

Sales of Google’s Nexus One smartphone are still slower than the search giant might well like it to be, with reports indicating that Google has managed to sell somewhere in the region of 80,000 devices.

Initial reports had indicated that Google’s Nexus One had had a very slow opening week indeed, and it seems that things haven’t improved much. According to the mobile analysts over at Flurry, the first week of sales for Google’s self-described “superphone” saw the search giant shift the fairly unimpressive number of 20,000 Nexus One devices. Now that we’re at the first month of sales, things are looking no more impressive.

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Nexus One Update Brings Multi-Touch

February 3, 2010

Google has issued a software update for its Nexus One smartphone, patching a few notable issues. Perhaps most welcome of these updates is the introduction of more intuitive multi-touch controls in more applications.

When Google first launched the Nexus One, it was generally received well, and seen to be a very fine device indeed, though among fans the lack of some fairly simple multi-touch controls that many knew the device was capable of was somewhat baffling. Now though, Google has addressed those concerns with the announcement of its most recent update to the Nexus One on its Nexus One Board. Those gesture controls that were missing, namely the altogether very usable “pinch-to-zoom” have now been added to the device’s Browser, Gallery and Maps applications.

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Jobs has Harsh Words for Google, Adobe

February 2, 2010

It seems that Steve Jobs has had some fairly harsh criticisms for both Google and Adobe, both of whose products have seen some unfavourable comparisons made with Apple’s own.

Indeed, the issue between Apple and Adobe is a long running one, and it’s only deepened in recent months since Adobe announced that it was willing on putting some work into developing a version of Flash for Apple’s iPhone OS, which runs both the iPhone and iPod Touch, and now the tablet-styled iPad. Indeed, it seems that Apple wasn’t quite as receptive to the idea as Adobe would have likes, so it seems that the project is on hold. Jobs words for Adobe were harshest, with Wired reporting him as having said that,

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Motorola to Build Google’s Nexus Two?

January 29, 2010

Word is creeping out that Motorola could well be building the next phone to be sold directly through Google, without any intervention from network carriers.

HTC's effort looks well, we'll be interested to see Motorola's offering.

If the word from TechRadar is right, then signs are pointing towards Motorola as the second company to have build a smartphone for sale directly through Google. Just what we can expect from this device has yet to be seen or even really hinted at, though it would make a lot of sense for it to be running Google’s mobile operating system, Android.

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Michael Dell Shows off Tablet

January 29, 2010

It seems that Apple isn’t the only company detailing the release of its upcoming tablet this week, with Dell’s CEO giving a little more detail on the PC giant’s upcoming Mini 5.

We assume it'll also be available in not-pink 🙂

The folks over at TechCrunch had the chance to talk to the man himself while he was in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, where he seemed relatively happy to talk about the upcoming tablet device, including the fact that he expects it to see a launch in the US in the coming months, the first indication of its launch yet given. Sadly, so far there’s no word on Europe, though hopefully that’ll change soon enough.

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Nexus One Price Drops

January 15, 2010

Google has dropped the price of its smartphone, the HTC-built Nexus One smartphone after some fairly abysmal first-week sales figures were released.

Word comes via Engadget that Google has taken the complaints about its smartphone’s price seriously enough to drop the price. It’s a good thing too, considering the fact that the search giant only managed to shift somewhere in the neighbourhood of 20,000 of the device in the first week of sales (lower than many other Android devices, if we’re to compare like with like). While the unlocked price remains at $530, the price to upgrade to the Nexus One is now $279.

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HTC to Launch Nexus One as Bravo?

January 14, 2010

It seems as though HTC might well be planning to launch Google’s Nexus One smartphone itself through more normal retail channels under the name HTC Bravo.

When Google said that it wasn’t working on a smartphone, many realised that it was cleverly working around the question, since the search giant seems to have had some of HTC’s staff in-house, developing a phone for it. Now though, it seems as though HTC is to market a phone called the HTC Bravo that bears some fairly striking similarities to Google’s Nexus One…

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Nexus One Has Slow First Week

January 13, 2010

It seems that Google’s Nexus One might not be having quite the massive impact that many predicted it would when it was first announced. Initial reports put the number of devices sold in the first week of availability around the 20,000 mark.

While there aren’t any official figures out yet, the folks at Flurry have compiled a report. Flurry monitors very closely indeed the number of both Android-based smartphones and Apple’s iPhones in circulation, and seems to have arrived to the figure of around 20,000 Nexus Ones in the field fairly quickly and accurately indeed. The word from Flurry is that,

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Google’s Nexus One Attracts Complaints

January 12, 2010

Google’s smartphone, Android-based Nexus One, has come under heavy fire from users with complaints and questions about the hardware, many of whom don’t know who to turn to.

While the Nexus One might carry a Google OS in the form of Android, and boast Google branding with admirable tie-in through Google’s own sites, the fact is that the device itself was built by HTC. With two companies involved so closely before you begin to talk about the various cellular carriers involved, it’s easy to see why things have been getting a little confusing.

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Teardown Reveals Nexus One Guts

January 7, 2010

It was only a matter of time, but it seems that Google’s entry to the smartphone market has already been summarily dismantled and the various bits and pieces subjected to some scrutiny.

iFixit, whose name should be familiar to people who follow the news of new releases in mobile hardware closely enough to want to see hardware stripped down, managed to get its hands on Google’s Nexus One, and promptly strip it down to its component parts.

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