At the Android press event this morning, Google turned the wireless industry on its head. Â On the surface, it looked like Google only introduced a new (albeit very slick) phone, the NexusOne. Â But below the surface, there’s a lot more going on.
The centerpiece of the event was the Nexus One phone.Â Slightly thinner and lighter than the iPhone, the Nexus One boasts a 1GHz Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm (the fastest mobile phone processor on the market), a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, dual microphones for noise cancellation, and my favorite bit of all, a 3.7 inch 480×800 OLED screen. Â This phone is a powerhouse, and while some in the industry are looking at the current carrier exclusivity of T-mobile (currently the 4th place carrier in the US), it makes a lot more sense when one considers that they just upgraded their network to 7.2 Mbps 3G, twice the speed of AT&T’s current network.
But this barely scratches the surface.Â Continue reading “Google just changed the wireless game”