The Web search giant has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning at its headquarters in
News reports indicate the company will use the event to unveil a phone
dubbed the Nexus One, which will run the latest version of
According to reports, the Nexus One will be
manufactured by HTC, a Taiwanese electronics company that has made
several Android phones, including the G1, which was the first such
device on the market. Purported pictures of the device suggest that its
design is similar to that of two more recent HTC devices, the myTouch
3G and the HTC Hero.
Consumers may not have much choice in which carrier
they use the phone on, however. The Nexus One is expected to work with
GSM wireless technology, which is used by
However, its antenna for high-speed data access is compatible in the U.S. only with the frequencies used by
so U.S. consumers who plan to use the device for surfing the Web or
using Internet-based applications will almost certainly want to sign up
with that carrier.
The Nexus One is expected to have a larger screen
than Apple’s popular iPhone and, like the iPhone, will rely on a touch
screen instead of physical keys.
The device will reportedly have a speedy 1-gigahertz
processor, include a 4-gigabyte SD flash card for storing programs and
media files and have a track ball for navigation, according to Engadget
and other tech blogs. It will reportedly run Android 2.1, which should
include incremental improvements over Android 2.0, the software that
Buzz has been swirling around the Nexus One for weeks, ever since
More recent reports, however, have indicated that
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