"Still greatest Android phone 9 months later."5.0 starson by gmen06
Pros: Sold by Google alone, so we there's no bloatware. No FORCED custom skin, so the day Google releases an update is the date you get it, no waiting for months on end. Super fast, runs quicker than iphone or ANY Droid, and SUPER easy to tinker with
Cons: The screen is beautiful, but completely washed out in direct sunlight on anything but the highest brightness; made better by the fact that you have one touch widgets to change brightness. The stock keyboard is pretty weak, but SWYPE easily installed
Summary: I've been an Android fan since day one, bought the G1 the first day, out of contract full price; bought the Nexus 1 first day full price and have never regretted either purchase. For those of us who dislike touchscreen only, this phone has been an absolute blast. It's a freakin speed demon, and despite being so old (9 months is an eternity), it's STILL on par if not BETTER than the other Droids and the iPhone. It's also so much more than a phone, it's a minicomputer, and in 10 minutes time with the help of the forums I went from ZERO programming tech skills to rooting and installing system apps, replacing the radio. The best part is, such tinkering while absolutely NOT required to have a great super zippy experience is not only allowed by ENCOURAGED. Reminds me of the Scion commercials, (except not a POS), you can customize this phone any way you want. Android already works like a computer allowing you to place shortcuts on a desktop, Widgets alone beat iOS's system, the power control widget that comes stock allows you to turn on wifi, bluetooth, gps, sync, and change brightness with literally one finger touch. Plain vanilla Android is the best because you get updates the quickest, and IF you want a custom skin similar to HTC's Sense or Motorola's Motoblur, in five minutes you can find and install it! This phone's absolutely incredible, and i've yet to see anything that the Iphone or any other Droid have over it. Except the stock keyboard, the iphone keyboard is still the best STOCK keyboard hands down, but in two minutes I installed SWYPE and have been blowing "tap to type" phones out of the water. I still miss my 5 row keyboard, but the Nexus One's screen has assuaged the homesickness a little. Two lacking features, doesn't have forward facing camera, or an HDMI out. Not deal breakers for me because no one uses facechatting anyways, and if i'm at home where my TV is, i'm connecting my laptop, not my phone. As mentioned before, if you're getting an Android phone, THIS is the one to get, stock vanilla offers the most versatility and is quickest to get upgraded. Here's to hoping Google releases a Nexus Two at some point!