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Google Nexus One Phone event Update: Specs, Pictures, etc.

The Nexus One is officially out.  Standout features include:

  • 720×480 Video recording and 5 megapixel camera with flash.
  • 800×480 AMOLED display.  
  • 11mm thin (same width as pencil) 
  • 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • Speech recognition throughout OS
  • Noise cancellation using 2 mics.

Interestingly, during the Q&A, Google was asked if they would implement multi-touch on Android phones in the US and Google wouldn’t say that it would be available.




New Camera Gallery





Voice Input


Customization (with Live Homescreens)





Power and battery

Removable 1400 mAH battery

Charges at 480mA from USB, at 980mA from supplied charger

Talk time
Up to 10 hours on 2G
Up to 7 hours on 3G
Standby time
Up to 290 hours on 2G Up to 250 hours on 3G
Internet use
Up to 5 hours on 3G
Up to 6.5 hours on Wi-Fi
Video playback
Up to 7 hours
Audio playback
Up to 20 hours


Qualcomm QSD 8250 1 GHz

Operating system

Android Mobile Technology Platform 2.1 (Eclair)


512MB Flash


4GB Micro SD Card (Expandable to 32 GB)


Assisted global positioning system (AGPS) receiver

Cell tower and Wi-Fi positioning

Digital compass


Size and weight

130 grams w/battery
100g w/o battery


3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen

800 x 480 pixels

100,000:1 typical contrast ratio

1ms typical response rate

Camera & Flash

5 megapixels

Autofocus from 6cm to infinity

2X digital zoom

LED flash

User can include location of photos from phone

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