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Nexus One

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The Nexus One is a smartphone from Google, Inc. that runs the Android open source mobile operating system. The device is manufactured by HTC Corporation and became available on January 5, 2010. The Phone is sold on Google and it will be soon available at T-Mobile.

The Nexus One runs on a Qualcomm 1 GHz Snapdragon chip, has a super high-resolution OLED touchscreen, is thinner than the iPhone, has no keyboard, and two mics. The mic on the back of the phone helps eliminate background noise, and it also has a “weirdly” large camera for a phone. And if you don’t like the touchscreen keyboard, a voice-to-text feature is supposed to let you dictate emails and notes by speaking directly into the phone.

Although Google's foray appears targeted at the smartphone market, the Nexus One is largely recognized as a rival to Apple's iPhone. Notice the movement of the Apple iPhone data. That is to say, downward movement. While it is just one day, the iPhone’s browsing share fell almost a full percentage as the Nexus One entered the fray. Certainly, it may just be that these early Nexus One testers are busy loading up every site they can on their phones. But make no mistake, with so many Android phones now out there, and more coming, it’s going to be hard for Apple to maintain its huge share (around 45%) if it’s just one device on one carrier.

This is a exciting time for the cell phone industry. As new phones and new operating systems are introduced, the Federal Trade Commission's role to discourage unfair competition will become more significant.


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