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Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, January 5, 2010
8 years ago11,579 views

Today at Tuesday, Jan 5, 10am-11:30am PST, Google announced their Android-related (Nexus One?) press event. There will be a webcast for the press at:
investor.shareholder.com/googp ...
Google sent out a password to some people (me too) but I asked them to share this password with some of you, so we can get more eyeballs on this news for reporting. If you are free at 10am today and want to follow the webcast and meet up in this thread and report back what you see in the cast, please drop me an email, and I can share the password with a limited number of you. (I likely won't be available at 10am PST because that's deep in the night in China.)

[Update: I'm off soon, sorry cannot invite more... please don't ask in this thread, thanks...]

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Email sent-- i'm very excited for the Nexus One (N1 for short?). I'm very tired of my G1...plus i dropped it and now it's wiki-only making it unable to send/receive calls lol

Luka [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

email sent!

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

email sent!

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Wait, is the password the only thing that needs to be kept secret? It looks as if the links to the conference might work without logging in

Anyways, thanks so much Philipp! I'm so excited i can't sleep

Then again, tomorrow is a big day for me. If the Nexus One goes on sale then i can finally get a new phone. Plus, lojban is going to be on a BBC podcast so i'm going to blog about it. Then on top of that if have two big YouTube plans that are supposed to go down. Anyways, enough about me, i want me some of this N1 goodness

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Email sent :D I really can't wait for this event either!

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

timeanddate.com/worldclock/fix ...

This will show you what time the event starts at where you are.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

To bad, can't watch it! I will see it later.

Above 8 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Manoj Nahar [PersonRank 4]

8 years ago #

Since its a Android event expect much more than "Nexus one" today. May be more android devices than just mobile phone.

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Looking forward to it :)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Terms of Sale for Nexus Device Effective: November 17, 2009

The following Terms of Sale (“Terms”) govern the relationship between you and Google, and once concluded, form a legally binding contract in relation to your purchase of a Nexus wireless handheld device and any associated accessories whether packaged with the handheld device or sold separately (together referred to as the “Device”). “Google” means Google Inc., a Delaware corporation whose principal place of business is at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.

[full text at blogoscoped.com/files/nexus-te ...]

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

(I'm off soon, sorry cannot invite more... please don't ask in this thread, thanks...)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

mms://a1775.l3402457774.c34024.g.lm.
akamaistream.net/D/1775/34024/v0001/
reflector:57774

[added line breaks]

JJSTEVENS [PersonRank 0]

8 years ago #

Whats this link?

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

It should be the stream, not sure if it works for people without access.

Martin Pelant [PersonRank 1]

8 years ago #

video streaming :)

Martin Pelant [PersonRank 1]

8 years ago #

without password

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

[put at-character here]DPic its the same URL that was used for previous Google event, and it works without password.

Martin Pelant [PersonRank 1]

8 years ago #

and yes it works

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Haha fail. How was this supposed to keep the conference private?

dennis [PersonRank 0]

8 years ago #

has it started yet as I currently can not hear anything but can see video?

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Yes, started should see live stream of conference....

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

So far just talking about history...

RC [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

the stream does work. Thanks

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

I think PL is sleeping now but if nobody cares, I'll just do this in a "live blog" format.

- Right now, recap of Android Google Phone history over the past year.

points....
- In order to prevent fragmentation, Google intro compatibility suite.

- Today Android is helping users access the web.

- 5x increase in mobile searches

-Google wants to foster innovation

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

- Android enables lower cost, more manufacturing and reduces time to market.

- Android enables true always on apps in the background

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

- Open mobile platform + open market = good for users

+End of history recap

- Next steps in early stages of Android revolution

- Mentions Verizon, Sprint, Acer, Sony and other partners

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

- Thanks to these partners Google has done lots but they want to do "more." They want to increase this via Nexus One

- "Nexus is a means of connection" where web meets phone.

- Nexus One first in new cat Super Phones

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

They call it a "suuperphone"! haha

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

- Google thanks HTC for support and Peter Cho joins on stage

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

- Nexus One is one of the best designs from HTC says HTC president

- 3.7 screen with one gig processor (snapdragon)

- Nexus One embodies HTC and congrats Andy and Google team for the great work.

- Andy takes the stage again while brief photo op (Nexus One & HTC president) takes place....

- Up next is Eric to go over specs and software in Nexus One

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Nexus One features:

3.7 Amoled display for deep contrast and bright color

1 GHZ Qualcom Snapdragon Processor

Trackball is multicolored to indicate various information in little space.

- Compass
- GPS
- light and proimity sensor to prevent mistouches

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

- 11.5 mm

- 130 g

- 5 meg photo video in mpeg4 with flash along with image sync

- audio stereo bluetooth

- 3.5 mm jack for inline remote

- NEW active noise cancelation thanks to two different mics

- metal plate for engraving

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Two microphones-- one on the back for noise cancellation

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

I give up beussery =]

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

But wait Nexus One is more than hardware, it's got great software. Android 2.1 Eclair

- Droid apps run on Nexus One

- GPS

- Facebook

- Quick contacts

NEW Software:

- 5 homescreen sections

Example Widgets:
- Using weather app phone knows location and allows for min by min weather capture

- Background image "Live Wallpaper" shows streaming video

Theme of personalization is personal...

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Sorry DPic, you give it a shot for a bit!

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Haha no it's fine, you're much faster!

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Come on?

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

New 3d framework. slid app menu now zooms instead. 3d scroll wheel. again, pretty. nice interface. looks polished

New gallery app looks much nicer. Visualize photos in 3d environment.

Photos automatically cluster based on time date and location! Nifty =]

Showcasing voice recognition. Just showing how it's already used for search

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

- Nexus One allows users to visualize photos in new and different ways based on accelarameter features. Cluster view allows for grouping by date, time or other....

- Nexus One innovation is revolution related to voice. Android allows search by voice. Later Voice Commands launched (Droid)

- Nexus One allows verbal navigation matched to GPS showing nearest IKEA in this case. This provides turn by turn navigation via voice.

- What is you could speak tweets or facebook posts? With Nexus One you can :)

- Sneak preview of Google Earth for Android

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Keep going DPic

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Voice recognition now being used for ANY text input. Works pretty well

Google Earth for Android

Google Earth on android still allows flying around like in the desktop version

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

- Looking at Mt Fuji in Google Earth for Android

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Voice mode works with Google Earth. Cool

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

google.com/phone website up!

Opilf Emorej [PersonRank 1]

8 years ago #

France > "Sorry, the Nexus One phone is not available in your country"

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Nexus One will be available unlocked, or Tmobile. Verizon and vodaphone will soon be availlable!

More operators and devices to come! and in more countries as well

Store is opening up "any minute" apparently he doesn't even know it's up now

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Just showing slides of the interactive website with mini emulation of the phone and 3d tour

T-mobile sales now open!

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

t-mobile sale closed off again

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

- Mario is back and says Nexus One is a new class of phones called SuperPhone.

- Phones available via Google hosted web store. Plans, device available via webstore.

- Buy with service or without.

- Higher price without contract

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

I keep getting spamchecked now >.< can someone take over?

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

google.com/phone

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

- Need Google account to buy phone. Checkout via Google Checkout

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Nexus One Tech Specs:
google.com/phone/static/en_US- ...

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Why in the world do they need to go through the whole purchasing process :(

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

- Laser engrave option

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

- $577.93 with Fex Overnight TOTAL

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

[put at-character here]David, they don't have enough to show off haha

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

[put at-character here]David

It's really easy maybe, not sure

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Nexus One 3D Tour:
google.com/googlephone/tour/

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

- Nexus One is the first in a series of phones.

- Press at Nexus One events gets free Nexus One

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

UP NEXT SHORT VIDEO followed by lunch

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Video shows nav, widgets, camera, display, google earth, google voice, photo gallery, developer freedom, apps, friending, webphone, google.com/phone NEXUS ONE.

Q&A with Mario, Peter & Cho

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Why only 512 mb for apps? answer: piracy protection. future will allow encryption on SD card

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

what do you say to iphone users? is it a killer? it's just more choice for consumers. it's a SUPERPHONE DAMMIT!

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

who holds unlocked nexus one inventory? can't comment on details. the phone is being bought from google, but it seems like the rest is htc

Why did google step into designing the nexus one? Apparently, they didn't. hm...

Will new features come to droid? Yes, once it's released as open source, everyone will get it

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

- Nexus One will allow encrypted SD card in the future.

Question about GSM sim. 3g will run at "speed" on AT&T

Google is merchant of record for phones through logistics provider to manage but won't comment on exact supply chain.

Will Google do TV ads like Apple for store?
Focus on marketing and ad is on using latest online ad tool including android market. Android market is about innovation

Q: Next PCWorld: Why couldn't Nexus One have been just HTC? 2nd Quesiton will new features work on Droid?
A: Sure, Google is the merchant. When open source software will be available.

Q What about price and choice 599 vs 99 iPhone?
A Choice will come, early stage, expect evolution.

Q Wired asks how Google will retail?
A After lava lamps, Google has decided to move on to new things. :) Real answer, Google has teamed up with others and spent lots of time on purchase process.

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Nexus One supports but not currently tethering.

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

More Q&A

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/0 ...

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Images from event which hopefully will work :)

picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ ...

picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ ...

picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ ...

picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ ...

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #


lh5.ggpht.com/_p8NxWphdg3g/S0O ...

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #


lh3.ggpht.com/_p8NxWphdg3g/S0O ...

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #


lh4.ggpht.com/_p8NxWphdg3g/S0O ...

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #


lh3.ggpht.com/_p8NxWphdg3g/S0O ...

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Hmmm... and why exactly DOES ubuntu work on 8 year old hardware... shouldn't all software be degenerate to some extend...

(In reply to google stating that this is the reason not all phones run the newest android version)

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

[put at-character here]David :)

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Lunch

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

[put at-character here]David It's kind of hard to do 3D graphics on a phone that doesn't have dedicated 3D hardware and is using a processor that's 1/2 the speed, for example :-).

This phone is seriously awesome :-).

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

[put at-character here]JohnMu: As I gave an example, ubuntu is perfectly degenerate. If your computer can handle 3D graphics you DO launch compiz, else you don't etc.

Aside of that, overall I am slightly disappointed with the whole phone... I had hoped for a totally revamped user interface, e.g. the whole UI in the style of the new gallery. Oh well... guess that was an empty hope :/

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

And the YouTube channal (via hebbet)
youtube.com/GoogleNexusOne

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Did NOBODY ask them about voip? Seriously, i'm tired of this bullshyte

MarWi [PersonRank 3]

8 years ago #

I wonder if I can get one in the US and use it in Europe. There seems to be an Activation button on the website that doesn't work in Europe...

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Hey DPic don't recall but can't say for certain. :(

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

[put at-character here]DPic
I expected something webapp-related too.
Some features for Google Docs on mobile (e.g editing, bookmarks, shared folders), for Voice (e.g a global launch), for Finance, Health... It's funny that they've released a weather *native* app IMO.

I also expected a public webcast (a press-only event) isn't very Google-style IMO and a global launch too: why don't they ship to France right now, without contract? Or do they really need to partner with an operator?

gkp [PersonRank 1]

8 years ago #

some pics from the webcast


google.org.cn/temp/05-Jan-Goog ...


.
.


google.org.cn/temp/05-Jan-Goog ...



enjoy!

gkp [PersonRank 1]

8 years ago #

you can change the number in the filename to check the full 25 screenshots, cheers

Ianf [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Where did I hear all this before......? Hmmm.

"Much Ado About Nothing" comes to mind ;-))

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #


lh3.ggpht.com/_p8NxWphdg3g/S0O ...



Google Nexus One rear view with metal plate
picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Excellent live blogging Beussery & DPic!! I added a small update.

beussery [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Thanks Philipp any time!

By the way, not sure if you can see the tour if not try:

+ Show Flash

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Thank you Philipp! I was happy to be able to help =]

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

I could see the tour alright, thanks. Blocked here in China (at least where I am) are...
YouTube, Blogspot, Twitter, Friendfeed, Facebook, Imageshack, HideMyAss (and a couple of others).
But the cache feature at blogoscoped.com/google/ helps me read Google's blogs...

OK, so who is going to buy a Nexus One?

And couldn't Google deliver internationally (in unlocked version), or are there trade restrictions for that kind of stuff?

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

<<OK, so who is going to buy a Nexus One?>>

Me. If i can convince myself to pay the unlocked price.

NexusNinja [PersonRank 1]

8 years ago #

i am if its come to India

NexusNinja [PersonRank 1]

8 years ago #

is there any way to see the Press Meet Video, does any one record it ?

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

And the Twitter account is up to:
twitter.com/googlenexusone

NexusNinja [PersonRank 1]

8 years ago #

Official YouTube Channel

youtube.com/user/GoogleNexusOn ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Here are a couple of high resolution Nexus One wallpapers:
flickr.com/photos/romainguy/se ...

[Via Reto friendfeed.com/reto/cc416852/n ...]

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