Google Unveils Nexus One "Super Phone"

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Update 3: Google is now advertising the Nexus One on its homepage.

Update 2: They have also posted a video showing Google Maps on the Nexus One:

Google has posted a couple of videos that show how YouTube and Gmail work on the new Nexus One phone. Watch them below.


Original Article: At the Android Press Event today, Google finally unveiled its much-anticipated phone, the Nexus One, which the company says belongs to a new category of phones called "super phones." Details have been leaking about the phone for quite some time now, but Google is now demonstrating what it can do. The Nexus One is of course designed in partnership with HTC.

Google Nexus One From the event, Google discussed and demonstrated the following features of the Nexus One:


- 1 Ghz processor
- Android 2.1
- Thin and light
- Compass
- accelerometer
- light and proximity sensor.
- 3.7-inch AMOLED display
- multi-color notification LED under the trackball.
- 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
- Stereo bluetooth and 3.5mm headphone jack.
- Active noise suppression (one on bottom, one on the back)
- Google Maps Navigation for turn-by-turn
- Facebook integration
- Quick Contacts
- Customization of software (home screen panels)
- New widgets for news and weather
- live wallpaper
- 3D app launcher
- voice to text for all text fields (email, tweets, etc.)

The full specs page can be found here, and there is a 3-D tour of the phone here.

Customers can buy the phone without service through Google's own store and insert their own SIM card. It includes a Nexus One phone case, wall charger, and USB cable (as well as free shipping in the continental US). It's available from T-Mobile with a 2-year contract for eligible customers. It's coming to Verizon and Vodafone in the Spring.

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