You can breathe easier now that Google's long awaited and rumored Nexus One phone has finally arrived. Chris Hardwick and Kevin Pereira give their take on this new smart phone that runs on Android 2.1 with a 3.7" AMOLED touch screen and a 5 megapixel flash camera. See if this may be the best Android phone ever for $179.
What You Need To Know
This is one of the sleekest Android devices we've seen.
It measures just under half an inch thick, the same as an iPhone.
It weighs a little less than the iPhone at around 4.5 ounces.
It has a larger AMOLED touch screen (3.7") and runs on the Android 2.1 OS.
The overall user experience is pretty good.
The screen is spectacular: super vibrant and a huge 800x490 resolution.
The touch sensitivity is good but there is a slight lag.
It's not as responsive as the iPhone and there's no multi-touch (though we have found some apps that can do this).
The buttons on the bottom also take a little poking.
The virtual keyboard is second only to the iPhone since word complete isn't perfect, but it does show you choices for each word.
This phone features the best implementation of Android so far: performance is better, the interface is cleaner and they've added widgets, shortcuts and live wallpaper.
Some of the features don't have as much functionality as we'd like.
The built in browser is pretty good, but if you want multi-touch, download the Dolphin Browser for free from the Android Market.
This is the best camera on an Android phone yet with 5 megapixels with a flash.
The Android Market keeps growing and they're approaching 20,000 Aps.
The speech to text works well if you speak slow and deliberate.
There's also wi-fi connectivity.
The phone includes Gmail integration (though other email accounts are a little tougher to integrate).
The memory is expandable to 32 gigs via the Micro SD slot.