Can Google’s Nexus One Challenge Apple’s iPhone

Recently the blogosphere has been rife with rumour about Google’s new smartphone. Tweets and blog posts were popping up everywhere late last year signifying volume of expectation this release has on it. That rumour is now a reality as pictures of the handset started cropping up all over the web after the phone was launched yesterday the 5th of January to great tech anticipation. The Nexus One model is manufactured by HTC and runs on Google’s Android open source operating system, boasting extra features such as voice directions while driving, a native Gmail application, and worn-out to transcribe voice to text.

With moderate success after releasing the Android system on other handsets for example the Motorola Droid, Google are now hoping to really challenge Apple’s domination of the smartphone market. Initial reactions suggest the Nexus one looks like a handset that comes with the potential to knock the iPhone from the podium as the most popular web capable smartphone.

The design within the device is much like the HTC passion, ultra slim and sleek and not far removed from the iPhone’s style. As for its hardware the powerful 1ghz Snapdragon processer makes it faster than the Motorola Droid along with the iPhone 3GS, particularly for browsing the. The Nexus One’s OLED screen is slightly larger at 3.7 inches producing a higher contrast ratio with vivid colours and brighter picture. The camera is only 5-megapixels but it there happens to be competent flash and also the pixel spec should soon improve.

The usability of your touch screen is top notch, it’s up there with Apple’s user experience, which is just what you’d expect from your local neighborhood Google device. But is launching because an official Google model enough to tell apart it against the opposite market leaders? In gmail.com login released the 9700 Bold to massive acclaim and given that the iPhone’s available on Orange as well as O2 contract deals are ever more competitive opening it up to yet truly. I’ve found no evidence of MP3 abilities but I’m sure this will be rectified before long periods.

Google are surface of their game to all digital endeavours and it is been interesting to see their steady approach into the mobile market, first offering an alternative computer system and now introducing a handset under the Google moniker. The answer’s now need to from the public’s reception and perhaps Nexus One can appeal to the mainstream or if it’s only going to be revered by geeks and gadget lovers.