Tagged: google nexus one
MicroMod777, the unofficial ROM supports 3G data and SMS messaging, but still lacks support for WiFi, the camera, sound and SD card access, among other things. It also lacks the official Google apps and USB mounting support. Certainly not the sort of ROM you could live with every day, then; it remains to be seen whether the hacked installs or Google's official Gingerbread 2.3 release for the Nexus One - tipped for release in the next few weeks - comes first. [Thanks Judeaism!]
City AM, the second Google-branded mobile phone will touch down in the UK just in time for Christmas, released on an exclusive deal with Carphone Warehouse. An industry source said thus: “It looks like Google is experimenting with the future of its mobile model in the UK. It tried releasing through a single carrier, now it is trying a single retailer. It could be a solution to the problems it experienced when it tried to sell the Nexus One exclusively through its website. People like to be able to go to a store – this solves that.” Wowie zowie.
Droidrover project presses all the right buttons. You can't really describe it as a toy, though; it's actually the handiwork of several of the team at NASA Ames Research. Basically, they're remotely-controlling a Senseta rover from a Google Nexus One, with an Arduino and Bluetooth in-between. The Arduino and Android pairing apparently makes for a much smaller controller bundle, which in turn means the rover is lighter, more manoeuvrable and uses less power. It's also a reasonably priced alternative; including a Nexus One, it all came to under $600 (though that doesn't include the rover itself). [youtube XxhBE7ghcxk] [Thanks mdNomad!]
enough to satisfy CEO Eric Schmidt - but it seems its appeal as a developer device is stronger. The company has confirmed that the Nexus One is currently out-of-stock through its developer portal, with both Google and HTC having burned through their supplies of the smartphone. Google is blaming a "worldwide AMOLED shortage" for HTC's inability to produce Nexus One handsets quickly enough, but says that "Everyone appreciates that it’s important to the platform to get phones in the hands of developers, so we’re working hard on re-stocking the shelves." No public timeline for that to happen, however.
adopt both AMOLED and Super LCD (SLCD) for their smartphones has led to plenty of arguments over which technology is better, and now HowardForums has waded in. They've been comparing a TELUS HTC Desire - which uses an SLCD panel - with the Google Nexus One's AMOLED display, to see which is better. As you might have guessed, the answer isn't quite that straightforward. The AMOLED has better vertical viewing angles while the SLCD bested it on horizontal angles; neither could match the Super AMOLED of the Samsung Wave (as used in the Galaxy S family of devices) for contrast. More details in the video below. [youtube gY6qpnoziZM] [via SlashGear]