Google Nexus One: That's it?
Google learned some hard lessons in its failed marketing and distribution of the HTC-built Nexus One. A screening of this forgettable ad might help explain why an excellent device failed to gain sufficient market traction. And as much as we love the turn-by-turn navigation, listening to the fembot's choppy, robotic vocals on television is not a plus.
- Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 124 user reviews
Starting at: $150.10
The good: The Nexus One has a gorgeous display, a lightning-fast processor, and a loaded feature set. The enhanced voice capabilities worked flawlessly, and the phone delivers solid performance.
The bad: Like other Android phones, the Nexus One forces you to store apps on the internal memory. The media player remains average, and it's missing some wanted features like hands-free Bluetooth dialing. Currently, Outlook Calendar syncing is not available.
The bottom line: It doesn't have all the features we'd like, but the Nexus One greatly enhances the Google Android family with a fast processor, good call quality, and improved voice control features. What's more, we love that all versions of the phone will be unlocked.
December 1, 2010 4:00 AM PST
| Caption by: Jessica Dolcourt
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