Google Mobile Phone with OLED Display and Android 2.1
Google has presented its Android mobile phone to the public. What's special about the Nexus One is the 3.5" touchscreen with an OLED display resolving at 800 x 480 pixels and the newest Android 2.1 (Eclair).
The Nexus One has some advantages over the iPhone. The device is some millimeters flatter and its integrated wireless adapter supports the faster 802.11n standard. Even the display with its 800 x 480 pixels provides a markedly better resolution than the iPhone's 480 x 320 pixels, although Android fans will have to forego multitouch support for the moment.
The device marketed and sold by Google is produced by mobile phone maker HTC, which already has a few Android devices in its repertoire, among them the first Google phone.
The Nexus One will be distributed at first in the U.S. (T-Mobile and Verizon) and England (Vodafone). With a two-year contract, the device should cost under $200 in the U.S., without a service plan, about $530. The Nexus One should become available in Europa in the spring of 2010.
- Qualcomm processor QSD 8250 with 1 GHz
- 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, 2X digital zoom, LED flash and ability to capture video at 720 x 480 pixels (20 frames per second)
- UMTS band, HSDPA, HSUPA, GSM/EDGE (in frequency bands 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1
- Storage on 512-MByte Flash, 512-MByte RAM and 4-GByte Micro SD card (expandable to 32 GBytes)
- Audio decoders include AAC LC/LTP, MP3, MIDI SMF and Ogg Vorbis
- Video codecs H.263 and MPEG-4 SP
- Graphic formats JPEG, GIF, PNG and BMP
- AGPS receiver, digital compass and sensors for light, proximity and acceleration
- Battery is 1400 mAH and replaceable
- Phone measures 4.7 x 2.4 x 0.5 inches and weighs 4.6 ounces
New partnership will bring more and better CS training to US schools
Criminals offer online help over Tor network
Sophisticated malware is still present on Joomla and WordPress sites around the world.
Future versions of Ubuntu's code service will support the popular Git version control system used with Linux and other open source projects.
New release marks the arrival of AMD’s unified driver strategy.
A new study by IDC charts big changes in the big hardware market.
Azure CTO says Redmond has already considered the unthinkable.
Lead developer quells rumors that the Debian version is slated for center stage.
MSBuild is now just another GitHub project as Redmond continues its path to the light.
Malware could pass data and commands between disconnected computers without leaving a trace on the network.