"A Great Leap Foward for Android Phones"5.0 starson by inspironag
Pros: 1. The CPU speed
2. 5 megapixial camera with flash
3. screen display
4. fully customizable homescreen, widgets and enhanced photo galley features
5. voice recognition on almost every application
Cons: Internal memory and lack of multitouch
Summary: My previous phone was the t-mobile mytouch 3g with 1.6 android operating system. This was a certainly a great great update. It was very simple to just swap my microSDHC and sim card onto this new phone. Everything i've purchased was already displayed in the android market ready to be redownloaded. I myself own the itouch, my brother owns the iphone and his wife owns the iphone 3gs. I have to say this is whole lot better than the iphone. the experience is much better. the multitasking is easier. running multiable applications without feeling sluggish one bit just makes this phone a dream, that was one major draw back in the mytouch 3g. after running at least 5 program, i felt that the mytouch3g was going to explode. another feature problem that i had with the mytouch3g was accidently touching other letters on the keyboard. The nexus was absolutely less cumbersome.I just notice one big difference between android 1.6 and android 2.1! android 2.1 has Quickoffice! Quickoffice is android method of opening and editing word, excel, pdf and i believe powerpoint slides too. in android 1.6, you had to purchase 3rd party application to open these files. So having Quickoffice preinstalled already is definitely a big plus. It seems to work as well as the "DocumentsToGo" application by dataviz.
as for a iphone killer. i wont say yes or no. but the experience of multitasking is just simply joyful. I customized each pannel according to my needs. i add widgets to where ever i want. i design this phone to suit my needs. the nexus already runs faster than the iphone 3gs and on top of that it can multitask with easy. what i can i say?
the only thing i wish google launch was a itune like application for the PC. i dont care much about the music, but being able to manage the videos, applications and music on the pc would be a nice addition. but i guess google wanted this phone to be like its own computer.
i'm sure with later augments to the nexus and the android os, this phone will prove to be well accredited. as for apple as for their next phone, faster processor and seemless integration in our daily lives is obvious, they have to learn to make a leap in their iphone os. multitasking and customizeable pages are here. it's 2010 baby.
Updated on Jan 8, 2010
btw, i love how this phone examine your facebook friends and add them to your contact list. it automatically inserts their facebook picture into your contacts.
I noticed many people complained that the android doesnt have multitouch. This is totally incorrect. It's already built into the device already. it's just not enable because of copyright infringements. only proof i can give you if you want to play with the multitouch is to install dolphin web browser as your default browser.
3rd day with the phone i havent experience any downside. the phone is super fast.
Updated on Jan 12, 2010Almost had this phone for a full week. This phone still has a stellar performance. I think my phone's battery is running at its peak capacity. discharged the battery and recharged once so far. I did this a couple of times on mytouch because it had an initial battery life problems until i did this full drain and recharge (mytouch last like a bit more than a day at best from 8am till 12pm). i think through a full day of playing videos, plush pushing work e-mails, download updates, video games (5min), txting, e-mail and reading the news my phone is drained about 39%. so according to my phone my phone has been active for 14 hrs 28 mins since it's last charge. the display consumed 73% of the power, follow by cell phone stand by at 8%, and everything else is less than that. the power display is set at 25% marker (or at the middle setting on the power widget).
Updated on Jan 14, 2010i just unboxed the earphone. i know lame. i thought this was just a simple ipod headphone, which i have tons. im not an audiophile, but i love how google spare no expense for this phone. the headphonese are black and on one ear piece there's a cute android logo, but that's not the best part. the headphones have media player controller. it allows users to control the music player (foward, rewind, play, and pause) and it also allow users answer the phone with the play/pause button. i also like how google choose the finish for the back of the nexus phone. it feels very smooth and it's not prone to finger prints like the itouch/iphone
Updated on Feb 3, 2010just got the android 2.1 update 1 OS.
The multi-touch support and 3G connectivity were addressed.
The multi-touch works great. no qualms about it. I'm not sure if affects the keyboard or issues that people had with keyboard. i'm using a combination of the beta program swype, google android keyboard and the Google Pinying keyboards. I'm not having any issues. i tried speed typing with the android oem keyboard and it works fine from what i see. I also have the sleeve guard over nexus, perhaps prevent accidently multi-touch on the keyboard? Not sure, but the keyboard is working great.
Google Map update is just getting beter. Considering you're purchasing a portable internet device, music player, phone and GPS the cost of the phone is well worht it. i rely on my Nexus for live traffic updates.
i noticed 3G connection works great now. my trouble spot (2 areas at work) gives me constant 3/4 bars of 3G connection. I sort of had the same with mytouch before.
kudos to google