- December 16, 2009 at 8:50 pm #1988
Perhaps the Nexus One is a good excuse to switch to a new Phone OS. From what I have heard and read about this Google Phone, it sounds like a snappy little beast. Apparently it will come with a 1Ghz CPU and a really sharp LCD screen.
This unit comes minus a keyboard, which I have had in my last 3 phones. Having said that I have been using the virtual keyboard on my Pro2 with some success. I am a pretty snappy screen tapper now. I hear that the resistive screen on the Pro2 is not as good as a capacitative screen so it must mean that my typing should fly on an Android OS. Having said that I didn’t find the screen keyboard on my daughter’s Ipod Touch any better.
Another reason to consider changing OS is that Google have recently been coming out with interesting mobiles apps and are bringing them out for their Android OS first.
One is the Turn by Turn voice navigation for their google maps[/url]. Voice navigation is very useful. It allows you to concentrate on your driving and not have to continuously look at your PDA to see where you are. I used to have this on Mapking and used it all the time. I have stopped using Mapking now as I was annoyed that I had to buy the software every time I changed my phone.
Another more recent application is Google Goggles. In a nutshell this is Google’s experiment in web searching using pictures. Am not sure how good it is, but would love to try it. Apparently they have been successful in using it to identify people’s faces, but have not implemented it at this time.
What next for Android?
More pics of Nexus one here: EngadgetDecember 18, 2009 at 8:32 pm #1989
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