"Great Concept but falls short"3.0 starson by bakron1
Pros: Nice Size, Open OS, Large Sharp Screen
Cons: Poor Battery life, Buggy even with Multi-Touch, Andriod App's need some work
Summary: I have been using a IPhone 3G & 3GS for about two years and I decided to try a Nexus One and hear are my thoughts after two weeks of using the phone as my primary communications device. I was using an unlocked version on my AT&T network (Only EDGE supported)
I liked the large and very sharp screen which is much better then the IPhone, I also liked the fact I can set-up the phone to look and function like I want, which the IPhone lacks in that area. I received the Multi-Touch upgrade which I could not have lived without and it worked smooth like my apple device. The internet connection was quick for the EDGE 2G network because of the speed of the Nexus one which impress me allot. Allot of positives for a new model phone from a well known company.
Here is what I did not like about the phone and this is based on my experience only. The battery life is not up to par for the money they are getting for the unlocked version from Google. I had several screen freeze problems when I was opening applications and I noticed it more when I enabled the live backgrounds compared to the static ones. I had several of my clients tell me the call quality was terrible compared to my IPhone and would always ask me if i had changed phones.
I used Android apps that where similar to ones I used on the IPhone so I could make an honest comparison and I found most of them where OK, but they always had things that fell short of the apps from the ITunes store. I always hated the fact that I am tied to ITunes for backing up and getting updates, but I always know the interface works and the support I get from Apple is superior to the half ass support I got from Google.
I honestly think that Google should have done a little more homework and maybe talked to some dedicated IPhone users like myself and asked us what we would like changed and they would have a winner compared to a device that has some serious issues and is priced way to high for an economy that has been changed to a value added consumer that is going to look at every touch screen device and the first words that come out of my mouth is "how does it compare to the IPhone".
Apple has become a 50 billion dollar company because they build great devices that consumers want. Mac PC's, IPods and IPhones. Go into an Apple store sometime and I can assure you it will never be empty. Steve Jobs has surrounded himself with folks who design great products and are ahead of the curve.
Sometimes I think these companies who attempt to build a "super phone" get they're input from a bunch of techno dweebs who only use the thing to play music and games and never use it for what it was designed for, a phone and PDA device. Oh well.
Those are my thoughts and opinions, I hope it helps