While the Google Phone, which is set to be called the Nexus one, hasn’t been officially announced yet be Google, some hardware specs seem to be emerging about it.
While the Google employees have the Nexus One, they are keeping to their word and haven’t revealed any secrets about it yet. However ROM hackers have been able to dig deep into the phone’s system files to reveal the list of hardware we can expect from the Nexus One.
The guys over at Thesearethedroids.com have managed to put together the first list of hardware specs for the Nexus One. What they’ve come up with are quite impressive and if they turn out to be true, this Google phone could be a real competitor for Apples iPhone.
After digging through Android 2.1, These Are The Droids have come up with the following specs.
- A proximity and ambient light sensor
- An accelerometer, and magnetic compass
- WiFi, Bluetooth
- A stereo FM speaker, and noise-cancellation chipset,
- OpenGL ES 2.0-capable graphics
- 5mp auto-focus camera with LED flash
- A 3.7-inch capacitive touch screen
There also seems to be evidence of a Snapdragon processor which is capable of speeds up to 1GHz, with 320MB RAM and 512MB ROM, to put that into context, that’s nearly double the computing power of the new Motorola Droid and the iPhone’s 3GS which both have a 600MHz processor.
So there’s plenty of power and features, and the pics that have leaked so far sport a very thin, clean device. The OpenGL ES 2.o graphics are on par with the iPhone so it will be more than capable of gaming. It also sports a FM tuner, which has been lacking on the iPhone for so long now. Another plus for this Google one, is the 5mp auto-focus camera with a LED Flash, another thing missing from the iPhone. Jason Howell, from Cnet recently reported on his hands on experience with the device and noted how snappy and responsive the device was, he was also taken aback by how clear the screen was, saying it was ” Droid Like”
I’m really liking the look of this new Google Phone and as I said earlier, if these specs turn out to be true, it could cause some headaches for Apple. The Nexus one will also be quite appealing if the rumors about it being sold unlocked turn out to be true as well. And while it may not currently have an app store the size of Apple’s (100,000 apps) the Android Market Place is the first real competitor to it with 20,000 apps as we recently reported.
I’m currently in the market for a new smartphone, I’ve been looking at the iPhone 3GS , Motorola Milestone ( Droid in the US ) and I’m dying to see what this Nexus One will be like before I make a decision. I’ve put together a gallery of images below for you to have a look at.
What’s your guys opinion on it? Could it be the first real rival to the iPhone? Which would you choose?
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