Google Nexus One Liveblog Archive

Nexus One Liveblog Archive

8:22 pm ON Jan 4 2010
Jason Chen:
Google's Nexus One. The Google Phone. It's being unveiled officially Tuesday, January 5 at 10AM Pacific (1PM Eastern). We'll be here. You should too. Check in bright and early to see what's coming, and see whether the leaked pricing details are really true, and whether anything's changed since our first hands on back in December.

8:59 am ON Jan 5 2010

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9:00 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
We're here. It's cold.

9:06 am ON Jan 5 2010
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And hey, there's a poll up above to register your excitement (or disappointment) at whatever's being announced. In real time. So go ahead and click click click.

9:14 am ON Jan 5 2010
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So, how excited are you guys for this phone after you've seen the hands on, all those photos and even a few videos? Hopefully Google will pull out a few unknowns at the event.

9:22 am ON Jan 5 2010
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If they say that this is a true unlocked phone that works on all 4 major networks, THAT would be worth $530.

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9:41 am ON Jan 5 2010

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9:43 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
We're inside. Google's playing music (heard some Lady Gaga just now).

9:44 am ON Jan 5 2010
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9:45 am ON Jan 5 2010
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The way that logo is lit is a bit ominous.

9:47 am ON Jan 5 2010
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9:47 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
There's Andy Rubin, king of the Android team.

9:49 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Robert Scoble is rubbing his stomach seductively. It's working

9:51 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
They're now playing that new Black Eyed Peas song. You know, the one with absolutely no subtlety. Where every word only means what they say.

9:55 am ON Jan 5 2010
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Here's a question for you: What do you think Madonna will look like when she's 60?

9:56 am ON Jan 5 2010
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9:58 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Now, the Killers are playing.

9:59 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
If you come to enough of these things, you'll start recognizing all these people.

10:00 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
One woman just forgot she was at a Google event and started dancing for a few seconds. Either that, or her back was itchy. UNDETERMINED.

10:02 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
There's a local ABC News lady here. How do I know she's from ABC News? Other than the fact that her badge says ABC News, she has 10x the makeup of any of the rest of us. That's a feat, because I slathered it on this morning.

10:03 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Oh and if you have a comment, head here.

10:03 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Don't forget to come back.

10:04 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
It's embarassing when the music shuts off and you're the only guy talking really loud. Right, guy behind me?!

10:05 am ON Jan 5 2010
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It's starting (I think).

10:05 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
How hilarious would it be if Steve Jobs came on right now?

10:05 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:06 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Here's Mario, VP of Product Development, to speak first.

10:06 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:06 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
"Today we will unveil the next stage in evolution for the Android."

10:07 am ON Jan 5 2010
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Two years ago, Google and many industry leaders made the Open Handset Alliance. Now it's grown to 52 members, and he's announcing 13 additional members to the OHA>

10:07 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:07 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
On year after the OHA announcement (last year), HTC and T-Mobile launched the G1.

10:08 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:08 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Next, was the myTouch 3G. Then, Google decided to put some powerful hardware in there to pump up the performance.

10:09 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Next was Droid. So they're insinuating that this is the next step up from the Droid.

10:09 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:09 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Now they have 20 devices, 59 carriers, 48 countries and 19 languages.

10:10 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
In 2009, they had 4 major software releases. (The statues can be seen across the street next to building 44, which you've seen photos of already. They're the donuts and eclaires and cupcakes.)

10:11 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Google says people search the web 30x more on an Android phone than they do on a feature phone.

10:13 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:14 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
One thing you might not know, that I heard from OEMs, is that Google will only certify devices for "Android" if it's a phone, so other devices like the Nook won't get Android certification, so it won't be able to say that it's an Android device. This means that they can't get Android applications, and they don't get access to some secret libraries that Google only limits for devices that are certified.

10:15 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:15 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Not sure how Android netbooks fit into this scheme.

10:15 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Here's the next step in the Android evolution.

10:15 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:16 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:16 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Google says that they will focus on specific projects with their partners in order to push innovation in the general marketplace. For example, with Motorola on the Droid (and the Cliq).

10:17 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
One of the questions they asked themselves was, "what if we work even more closely with our partners to bring devices to market to showcase the great software technology we're working on at Google."

10:17 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:17 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Today, they're announcing the Nexus One. (Yes it's called Nexus One)

10:17 am ON Jan 5 2010
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The tagline is: "Where web meets phone"

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10:17 am ON Jan 5 2010
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And it's an "exemplar" of what's possible on phones with Android.

10:18 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
They're calling this "superphones", as a category of devices.

10:18 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:18 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
"The Nexus One was designed in very close partnership with HTC."

10:18 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
He's welcoming Peter, CEO of HTC, onto the stage.

10:19 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Peter Chou is on stage now.

10:19 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:19 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:19 am ON Jan 5 2010
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HTC has shipped seven Android products, if you count the Nexus One.

10:20 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:20 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Peter says it's one of the best industrial designs from HTC, and it has a 3.7-inch AMOLED display.

10:20 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:20 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
It has the "strongest" processing power, with Snapdragon on board.

10:22 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Peter's stepping off stage, but not before holding up the phone one last time for people to get pictures of.

10:22 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:23 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Basically, going through the hardware specs and features and then demoing some software.

10:23 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:24 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:24 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:24 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
The front is a 3.7-inch display, 480×800 display. Under the hood is a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It's very fast (and we saw that firsthand in our hands on).

10:24 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:25 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Then there's a multi-color notification trackball that shows different colors when various events happen.

10:25 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:25 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Light and proximity sensors, compass, GPS and accelerometer are all on board.

10:26 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:26 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:26 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:26 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
The thinness is thinner than a #2 pencil, and lighter than a Swiss Army keychain knife.

10:27 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:27 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
The back of the phone has a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, as well as MPEG4 videos. Also, one click upload to YouTube.

10:27 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:28 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
There's also Stereo Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack (four contact points for microphone AND remote), and active noise cancellation. Two microphones on the Nexus one, one on the bottom and one on the back for noise cancellation for calls.

10:28 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:28 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
You can also get custom engraving on the metal bezel on the back-bottom of the device.

10:29 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Hardware is "half the story." "With the Nexus One it's not hardware alone, it's a good marriage of hardware and software."

10:29 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:30 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Here are some software innovations. N1 is running on Android 2.1.

10:30 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
All the droid apps are included on the Nexus One in 2.1, so all the Facebook, Google Maps driving and various other Droid features are present.

10:31 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Customization. Before now, you had homescreen wallpapers and widgets, but now you have five screens for homescreen panels in order to let you add more shortcuts and widgets.

10:31 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:32 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
One he wants to emphasize is the news and weather widget, which grabs feeds of news as well as location-aware weather.

10:32 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:32 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:33 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:33 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
But Google now has "Live Wallpapers", which are the animated/interactive ones that we saw in the hands on.

10:33 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
First he's demoing water. Leaves are falling onto water, dynamically, and will ripple when the leaves make contact. Plus, if you press your finger down, you can make ripples.

10:34 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:34 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:34 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Next up is media and 3D. The wallpapers take advantage of 3D frameworks on the Nexus One.

10:35 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:35 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:35 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
The new app launcher isn't a drag-and-pull menu, instead, you press the button and the icons zoom into place, and the icons are kind of in a scrollwheel.

10:36 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:37 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:37 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:37 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Next up is Gallery, which is a "new visualization for photos." It gives you a depth to your photos. For example, if you tap on an album, the photos zoom out and load on a 3D plane when you move the phone around. Not sure how functional it is, but it's fun looking.

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10:37 am ON Jan 5 2010

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10:37 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Albums are automatically clustered by time, date and location.

10:38 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:38 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
You can also background-sync this to Google's Picasa web albums.

10:39 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
The next highlight in the Nexus One is voice.

10:39 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:39 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:40 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Search by Voice was launched earlier this year letting you search just by talking. And then, Voice Command came later with the Verizon Droid. So now you can say "Navigate to Ikea", and it will know where you are, and show search results in order to give you turn by turn navigation directions.

10:40 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:40 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
That was with 2.0. But what if you can use voice on every text field on the phone? They voice enabled every text field in the device.

10:41 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:41 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:41 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Now he's dictating a text that actually came out correctly. The voice recognition service is being handled on the backend, and works fast to deliver results.

10:42 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Here's a special app that hasn't launched yet, but he'll give a sneak peek today. It's Google Earth for Android.

10:42 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:42 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Like on the desktop, you can zoom the earth around and zoom into your location.

10:42 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:43 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:43 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
So with Google Earth on the Nexus One, you can fly around through mountains and other terrain in "Flyaround mode", just like you can in the browser or on the desktop. It uses the 3D framework he mentioned earlier.

10:43 am ON Jan 5 2010
Chris Mascari:

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10:44 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
And with voice search, you can search for stuff in Google Earth as well with your voice.

10:44 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:45 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Mario is back on stage, and says that it belongs in a class of device called "superphones."

10:45 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
How are they going to bring this to market? Here's a "new way to purchase a consumer phone." Through a Google web store.

10:46 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:46 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Their focus is a "simple purchasing process," and a "simple offering of plans from operators."

10:46 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Through the web store you can buy a phone without service, or with service from a partner. If you buy it with service, you'll get a discount and it will be comparable to high-end smartphones on the market.

10:46 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:46 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
You can purchase a phone with service today from T-Mobile USA.

10:47 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
They plan to add more devices, like phones from Motorola, to their web store. And add more countries.

10:47 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Here are some new screens of the store.

10:47 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:48 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Here's another announcement: Verizon and Vodafone agreed to join the "program".

10:48 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:48 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
So, here's the store. You can click through a live demo of the phone by clicking on the different icons if you want to play with the phone before you buy.

10:48 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:49 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:49 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Price: $530 for an unlocked phone, $180 on T-Mobile. Verizon is coming for Nexus One in Spring 2010. And Vodafone as well, Spring 2010.

10:50 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Again, you can get a Nexus One on Verizon in Spring 2010 (soon!).

10:50 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
And if you can't wait for a Verizon phone, you can get a droid now. They have a link on the page for the impatient.

10:50 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:51 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Going through the purchasing process, you need a Google account, and a Google Checkout account.

10:51 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:52 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:52 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
The next screen is engraving your phone, if you want to do so.

10:52 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
As you type the characters it will appear on the phone so you can see what it looks like.

10:52 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:53 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
After a confirmation screen, you're pretty much done. (Pretty simple store!)

10:53 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:53 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
They're launching the web store in the US, and will be shipping to test markets: UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. The plan in the future is to add more operators in the US and internationally as well as more devices.

10:54 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:54 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
The Nexus One is the first in a series of phones in the new web store model.

10:54 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:55 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
"We're really really psyched about this new model!"

10:55 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:55 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
"We're so psyched…"

10:55 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:56 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
And now a Nexus One demo video that went through all the things we just covered in the last half hour, but with a background track.

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10:57 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Now, a Q&A.

10:58 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:59 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Q: Why 512MB for app storage only?
A: They store apps in the internal ROM and not on the SD card now, for piracy reasons, but they will offer an upgrade soon for installing apps on the SD card.

10:59 am ON Jan 5 2010
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10:59 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Q: Will the phone ship today?
A: Yes, it ships today. But if you want an unlocked version, you can use it on any GSM provider like AT&T.

11:00 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
But, because of different 3G frequencies it'll run on EDGE speeds on AT&T. Not 3G.

11:00 am ON Jan 5 2010
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11:01 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Q: Is this an iPhone killer?
A: We're calling it a superphone, but the message isn't to the iPhone, it's to consumers. "Choice is a really good thing."

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11:03 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Q: What are you going to do about making the App Marketplace more known, as opposed to Apple's app store?
A: Their marketing for Nexus One will initially be online. They're using all the online advertising tools, and will include all parts of the phone, including the Android Market.

11:03 am ON Jan 5 2010
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11:04 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Q: Why was it necessary for Google to design the phone? Why couldn't it just be an HTC phone running the new flavor of Android? And will these new features becoming to Droid?
A: It's inaccurate to say Google designed the phone (points to HTC CEO). [Google] is just merchandising it online. Everybody will get 2.1 when it's open source, within a couple of days.

11:06 am ON Jan 5 2010
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11:09 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Q: What are the revenue opportunities for Google?
A: It's about advertising. There is a small margin on unit sales, but making sure people get access to Google services and get online is their #1 priority.

11:10 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
The device has Wi-Fi, but they haven't locked down tethering.

11:14 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Q: This phone is your best phone, but it doesn't have a physical keyboard. Does that mean a physical keyboard is dead? And, is Google going to retail other products online?
A: The HTC strategy is that there are different people who prefer different form factors. This design focuses on the screen and the form factor, and has one of the best on-screen keyboard experiences. And on the software side there's voice input. This is not the only device that is going to be part of the offering.

11:18 am ON Jan 5 2010
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Q: Why is there a US limitation on multitouch.
A: HTC Droid Eris supports multitouch in the US. But we leave the option open, it's a software thing. We'll consider it.

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11:27 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Q: How are you making the differentiation between Superphones and Smartphones, and will the Verizon Nexus One support CDMA + GSM, or just CDMA?
A: The GHz and the gigabyte storage, and the various other software innovations makes it so that the industry needs a new term to refer to these phones. Some of the subsequent phones will be world phones, we're very focused on that.

11:27 am ON Jan 5 2010
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11:28 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
My take: basically, superphone is an arbitrary term, since phones are always evolving. What will the next step up be? Super super phones? Great phones? I don't think superphones is going to take.

11:38 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
In regards to future updates, they intend to upgrade every device to the best software version they can support. Not all phones and chips can support all software revisions, like not all old computers can run Windows Vista or Windows 7.

11:40 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
In case there was any question, the Verizon Nexus One will be CDMA.

11:41 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Q: Are you going to still try to port Google Voice to the iPhone, or are you going to suppress that for your own efforts?
A: We're not the Google Voice team, but that team isn't opposed to having their application work on other platforms.

11:41 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
Q: You used to say no Google Phone, what happened?
A: I was very precise in what I said. I said Google won't build hardware, and they will always work with partners.

11:42 am ON Jan 5 2010
Jason Chen:
That's it, thanks for reading! Check the main Gizmodo page for more coming up.