Today we have already seen a multitude of posts on the Google’s Nexus One phone and not wanting to miss the party completely I thought I would provide some links to postings on the device.
“Rather than a money spinner, Google hopes the Nexus One will serve as a Trojan Horse for its vast array of web services, cementing the company as a leader in mobile search and applications.”
The next article is from Mashable who perform a comparison of the Nexus One / Droid / iPhone for the layman. Interestingly, the call out here is the same call out I made in a recent posting about the iPhone’s limitation for multi-tasking and background processing (see Android Gaining Momentum Among Future Smartphone Buyers – Mac Rumors).
BillShrink has put together a handy comparison chart that breaks the devices down (including Palm Pre too) on all key features. There are a few obvious differences – the iPhone still lacks multitasking while the Android devices have fewer apps – but for the most part, the devices are fairly similar on paper.
The final article is from O’Reilly Radar who provides a few thoughts on the competitive landscape. One of the key comments he reinforces is Google is trying to bring the web to the user rather than a phone with the web. This will challenge the competitive landscape across multiple devices, including the laptop, which is now starting to look more like a paper weight than an effective device.
The real turning point is Google’s commitment to making the Nexus One a web-native device. As Google VP of Product Management Mario Queiroz said in today’s press conference, a nexus is a place where multiple worlds meet. “The Nexus One is where the phone meets the web.” It’s a connected device in a way that is more fundamental than any previous phone.
I am sure you can find many other links and stories on the device.