Yes, its official. Google has launched their Nexus One Android-powered phone which could pit against Apple’s iPhone. It features 3.7-inch OLED display, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and runs the latest Android 2.1 OS. The standard host of applications such as Gmal, Google Maps would be included though you can also get more from the app store.
According to Google, Nexus One will be initially available to four countries – USA, United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Today we’re pleased to announce a new way for consumers to purchase a mobile phone through a Google hosted web store. The goal of this new consumer channel is to provide an efficient way to connect Google’s online users with selected Android devices. We also want to make the overall user experience simple: a simple purchasing process, simple service plans from operators, simple and worry-free delivery and start-up.
The first phone we’ll be selling through this new web store is the Nexus One. Nexus One is an exemplar of what’s possible on mobile devices through Android. It’s the first in what we expect to be a series of products which we will bring to market with our operator and hardware partners and sell through our online store.
Manufactured by HTC, the Nexus One features dynamic noise suppression from Audience, Inc., a large 3.7″ OLED display for deep contrast and brilliant colors and a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ chipset for blazing speeds. Running on Android 2.1, the newest version of Eclair, the software includes innovations like a voice-enabled keyboard so you can speak into any text field, fun Live Wallpapers, a 3D photo gallery for richer media experiences and lots more. Of course, it also comes with a host of popular Google applications, including Gmail, Google Voice and Google Maps Navigation.
Today, the web store allows you to purchase the Nexus One without operator service or with service from T-Mobile USA. We expect to add more operators, more devices and more countries in the future, including Verizon Wireless in the U.S. and Vodafone in Europe.
To learn more about the Nexus One, and our new web store, we recommend checking it out for yourself by visiting www.google.com/phone.
Source: Official Google Blog