Will the HTC Nexus One (aka official Google Phone) raise the bar for Apple?

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  1. JD914 macrumors 6502a

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    Being that the iPhone has been out for three years (long time in technology time) will Apple up the game come june/july in 2010 with the release of yet another android device. It looks promising and IMO is going to be a worthy competitor in the cell phone world. The specs are amazing.


    http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/15/entelligence-a-google-phone-could-be-the-death-of-android/

    http://thenexusone.com/

    http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009/12/13/second-nexus-one-pic-surfaces/

    http://www.technobuffalo.com/?s=nexus+one

    http://www.droiddog.com/
     
  2. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    Could possibly be. I would like to know how this goes :]
     
  3. JD914 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree! It's going to be an interesting show :)
     
  4. jdzialak macrumors regular

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    It sure likes like it may raise the bar for Apple, if it's as good as all the internet hype.
    Probably won't know more until it's available in January.

    Joe
     
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Google should really just call it the Avatar so people understand how much hype is going into something. Between that movie and phone, I don't know how any hype machines are going unused in the bowels of advertisingville.
     
  6. jdzialak macrumors regular

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    Hahahaha!
    Those Avatar commercials are redic..
     
  7. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    When I first saw one two months ago, I thought it looked pretty neat. By now, after hearing about how this thing is supposed to revolutionize the revolution, I really couldn't care less. At least Google's lead time isn't that bad, but it was only a year ago that the Palm Pre was supposed to make us all mess ourselves on sight alone. Then everybody used it and realized it was just another smartphone with a touchscreen.
     
  8. The General macrumors 601

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    i hate to say it, but android 2.1 looks great. if it performs and behaves as well as it looks, then it will be better than iphone OS in many ways.
     
  9. chstr macrumors 6502a

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    Let's hope so
     
  10. JD914 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No one can say if it will be better than iPhones OS at the moment but if it is then it will make the folks at Cupertino produce a better product come june/july next year.
     
  11. FearNo1 macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder how long before MS announces the Zune phone? They may have to do it with so many phone makers switching to android.
     
  12. RiceRacerDX macrumors 6502

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    Appeal-wise, it might take a while. According to this, they aren't initially going to be partnered with anyone, therefore no subsidized pricing. So I don't think anyone is going to be willing to shell out $1000 just right away. Once they figure out a way to lower their price then maybe they'll give Apple a run for their money.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwowjy0m5kw
     
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    Exactly; I for one hope it ends up outperforming the current iPhone OS so that Apple will come out with something even more compelling.
     
  14. TheWatchfulOne macrumors 6502

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    No.

    As a mobile OS, I think Android is an excellent solution for those who don't want or can't get an iPhone. However, I think before they "raise the bar" for Apple, they need to first "measure up" to the bar that Apple has raised.
     
  15. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    That's a good way of stating it. It may up the pressure, but I think Apple has set the bar's height and everybody else is still trying to not crack heads on it.

    I think a lot of mobile companies still have trouble with marketing. It's easy to remember a BlackBerry and iPhone. Bragging about a Nexus One sounds like either a car or a star, not really a phone. The same goes for the gaggle of phones out there, including the god-awfully named Pre.
     
  16. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Apple may have set the bar for "smartphones for the casual user", but there are plenty of other types of users and their needs... with other bars.

    For example, the Palm Pre instantly set the bar for easiest to use multitasking control. HTC seems to be setting the bar for integration into daily life and UI innovation. Blackberry simply owns the bar for most battery friendly push mechanism.

    Sometimes it's hard to figure out where your own needs are best met.

    I halfway foresee the day when people take a "smartphone-needs evaluation" test to figure out which device fits their lifestyle the best. :)
     
  17. The General macrumors 601

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    As a method of traveling from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, I think walking is an excellent solution for those who don't want or can't ride on a vehicle.
     

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