Nexus One launched, Google calls it ‘Super Phone’ (Update)

After much anticipation, Nexus One was launched today. Just now, the Nexus One website went live and we have got details of the ultimate Android phone. As Google says, its another step in the evolution of Android. Another launch, which came as a surprise is Google Earth for Android  that will come bundled with N1.

Google will sell the Nexus One directly to consumers via its own Webstore. The device will cost $529 without a service contract. The phone is available for $179 to that people that sign up for a T-Mobile USA service contract.

Google’s Website says the device will later be available through Verizon Wireless in the U.S. and Vodafone in Europe.

Dampening all the excitement around the term Google Phone, Google hinted that they will never say any phone as Google Phone nor will they make hardware, as said in the press conference:

Q: Why was it necessary for Google to design the phone? Why couldn’t it just be an HTC phone running the new flavor of Android? And will these new features becoming to Droid?
A: It’s inaccurate to say Google designed the phone (points to HTC CEO). [Google] is just merchandising it online. Everybody will get 2.1 when it’s open source, within a couple of days.

Q: You used to say no Google Phone, what happened?
A: I was very precise in what I said. I said Google won’t build hardware, and they will always work with partners.

Official Technical Specifications:

Size and weight

Height: 119mm
Width: 59.8mm
Depth: 11.5mm
Weight:130 grams w/battery – 100g w/o battery

Display

3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen with 800 x 480 pixels

100,000:1 typical contrast ratio

1ms typical response rate

Camera and Flash

5 megapixels

Autofocus from 6cm to infinity

2X digital zoom

LED flash

User can include location of photos from phone’s AGPS receiver

Video captured at 720×480 pixels at 20 frames per second or higher, depending on lighting conditions

Cellular + Wireless

UMTS Band 1/4/8 (2100/AWS/900)

HSDPA 7.2Mbps

HSUPA 2Mbps

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

A2DP stereo Bluetooth

Power and battery

Removable 1400 mAH battery

Charges at 480mA from USB, at 980mA from supplied charger

Talk time
Up to 10 hours on 2G
Up to 7 hours on 3G
Standby time
Up to 290 hours on 2G Up to 250 hours on 3G
Internet use
Up to 5 hours on 3G
Up to 6.5 hours on Wi-Fi
Video playback
Up to 7 hours
Audio playback
Up to 20 hours

Processor

Qualcomm QSD 8250 1 GHz

Operating system

Android Mobile Technology Platform 2.1 (Eclair)

Capacity

512MB Flash

512MB RAM

4GB Micro SD Card (Expandable to 32 GB)

Location

Assisted global positioning system (AGPS) receiver

Cell tower and Wi-Fi positioning

Digital compass

Accelerometer

More details are pouring in, we will update ASAP.


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