Google launches the Nexus One Phone

The last few years have seen a number of mobile phone brands playing catch up with Apple after the enormous success of the iPhone.

Now the behemoth of the search engine world Google has joined the party with the launch of its own touch screen smart phone – the Nexus One.

What’s really exciting about the Nexus One? team are particularly excited  by the recent rumours Google would use the phone to launch a partnership with Spotify, this hasn’t happened yet but it makes a lot of sense in pulling the punters pound out of Apples pocket..

A bit for the Techie Bods

It runs on Google’s Android operating system (OS) and was built by HTC, although Google directed the design and functionality. It has a number of Google features, such as Gmail and Google Maps, bundled in.

The handset has 4GB of memory but this can be expanded to 32GB with a removable SD memory card. It also has a 5 megapixel camera and geotagging functionality.

In the US the device is available SIM-free, meaning users can choose which mobile network to go with. This stands in contrast to Apple’s launch of the iPhone which tied in AT&T in the US and O2 as exclusive carriers..

This comes after Quantcast reported that the Android platform has a 12% share of the US smartphone OS market, ahead of BlackBerry’s 8.7%.

There’s no word on when it’s hitting the UK streets yet, but as soon as we find out more we’ll be sure to let you know!

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Clare Potts

Clare Potts

Lifestyle Editor

If I’m not at my desk poring over my favourite blogs and online magazines for inspiration, you’ll find me exploring the fells of the Lake District, trying out a new restaurant or styling my future home on Pinterest.

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