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The Google Nexus One has arrived

So the package arrived yesterday and I was able to unbox the Nexus One this afternoon. I knew that by getting that custom laser engraving, It’d be delayed by a week but I think it’s worth it.

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First, and this is pretty obvious, the phone is pretty fast — you can really feel that processing power kicking from inside. Having used the HTC Hero running 528MHz, the 1GHz SnapDragon CPU really does make a difference.

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Second, is brown the new black? I honestly didn’t like the brown tones on the Nexus One. The brown looked okay on the Hero since it’s got a brushed-metal finish but the matte finish on the Nexus One made the brown dull and cold. But that’s just me.

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Lastly, I missed the HTC Sense UI. The Nexus One has the Android widgets but I liked the eye-candy of the HTC Sense UI and the native widgets better.

As predicted, I spent just under Php28k for the unit, all in all. Not bad considering I got the HTC Hero from HK two months ago for Php30k. That makes my primary and secondary phone an HTC-made handsets. The Android OS really changed the playing field here.

Okay, enough of the first impressions. Will post a full review by next week.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

28 Responses

  1. Avatar for Tatts Tatts says:

    will the Nexus One work with mac when you Sync it (Calendar, Contacts)?

  2. Avatar for oliver oliver says:

    I’m currently in the US on Military schooling and I bought the phone online just in time for my wife’s Bday

    here is what you usually see on the online transaction with google.

    Google Phone Webstore shipped your order. Have questions? Contact Google Phone Webstore. Feb 27 Google Phone Webstore shipped your order.
    Track FedEx package #xx3165375798
    Feb 27 Google Phone Webstore has added new tracking data to your order.
    Track FedEx package #xx3165375798
    Feb 27 Google Phone Webstore charged your VISA xxx-xx05 for $571.32. “GOOGLE *Nexus One” will appear on your billing statement.
    Feb 26 Google Phone Webstore received your order.
    Feb 26 You successfully updated your payment for this order to VISA xxx-xx05.
    Feb 26 An attempt to charge $571.32 to VISA xxx-xx05 failed. You must update your payment information within 7 days or your order will be cancelled.
    Feb 26 You placed an order with Google Phone Webstore on Feb 26. Google Checkout sent a copy of this receipt to xxx****@****.***

    as a piece of advice choose to buy it on a state that charges no tax. because i didnot know that north carolina charges 42 dollar for state tax.

    however the total cost is around 26K . it was ok

    my wife has now the superphone N1. she’s very eager to get her phone

  3. Avatar for oliver oliver says:

    I’m currently in the US on Military schooling and I bought the phone online just in time for my wife’s Bday

    here is what you usually see on the online transaction with google.

    Google Phone Webstore shipped your order. Have questions? Contact Google Phone Webstore.
    # Feb 27
    Google Phone Webstore shipped your order.
    Track FedEx package #xx3165375798
    # Feb 27
    Google Phone Webstore has added new tracking data to your order.
    Track FedEx package #xx3165375798
    # Feb 27
    Google Phone Webstore charged your VISA xxx-xx05 for $571.32. “GOOGLE *Nexus One” will appear on your billing statement.
    # Feb 26
    Google Phone Webstore received your order.
    # Feb 26
    You successfully updated your payment for this order to VISA xxx-3105.
    # Feb 26
    An attempt to charge $571.32 to VISA xxx-xx05 failed. You must update your payment information within 7 days or your order will be cancelled.
    # Feb 26
    You placed an order with Google Phone Webstore on Feb 26. Google Checkout sent a copy of this receipt to ****@****.***

    as a piece of advice choose to buy it on a state that charges no tax. because i didnot know that north carolina charges 42 dollar for state tax.

    however the total cost is around 26K . it was ok

    my wife has now the superphone N1. she’s very eager to get her phone

  4. Avatar for heheh heheh says:

    sir pa update naman po kami kung nag auto update na yung nexus one mo kahit dito ka sa pinas. kasi nag labas ng bagong update ang google at isa sa mga updates ay enabled na multi-touch sa browser maps saka gallery…

  5. Avatar for Rom Rom says:

    Hi Abe, I’m planning to get an Android phone soon. I’m eyeing the older HTC Hero due to the lower price and beautiful teflon coating :) Also the HTC Sense.

    My question is this: Can the Nexus One do wireless/wifi tethering out of the box? or does it need to be rooted? thanks! :)

  6. Avatar for jdGONEMAD jdGONEMAD says:

    arbor na ung mga luma mo. :D

  7. Avatar for tugak tugak says:

    nexus one is probably the best phone! im eying for the sony ericsson touchscreens, pero mas malakas talaga tong nexus one. mas malakas pa sa ipad ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾•̃̾)۶

  8. Avatar for bulaot bulaot says:

    Master Yuga,

    Paki review naman JOYO netbook or similar China netbooks.

    Okay ba mga ito for their prices?

    Maraming salamat po.

  9. Avatar for RJCA RJCA says:

    I’m currently waiting for Globe to have stock of the Iphone 3GS (since December!) and I’m considering just ordering a Nexus One, any input Sir Yuga?

    I’m also thinking of not buying a new phone and just wait for June to see what the new Iphone will be like. I don’t know how much longer I can stand my Nokia 5800 XM though, it’s soooooooo sloooooow.

    Any input would be appreciated. :)

  10. Avatar for Calvin Calvin says:

    hehehe nice. patingin bukas ha.

  11. Avatar for Abe Olandres Abe Olandres says:

    @arnold – can’t say this early. I’m torn! hehehe

  12. Avatar for MP MP says:

    @arnoldgamboa – I am thinking of that one also… in Apple iPhone 3GS or Google Nexus One? Need your thoughts abe

  13. Avatar for misterbvs misterbvs says:

    wow!wala pa rin yung akin hehehe…sana dumating na din.. :)

  14. Avatar for juliet juliet says:

    It’s glamorous to have one but I’m really paranoid on having gadgets as beautiful as Google Nexus One. I always feel like somebody would eventually snatch it from me. :(

  15. Avatar for Jon Jon says:

    WOW!! What a beauty. Though I do agree that brown does not match the Nexus One somehow. 28k? If I had the money, I’d get that the way you did sir.

    There are some units being sold locally online, however, they are VERY expensive, around 30-35k.

  16. Avatar for superdan superdan says:

    very pretty.. i hope it is the would-be rival for iphone everyone’s been waiting for. looking to get this as my replacement phone (if ever my phone gives up on me or got lost).

  17. Avatar for The Teknisyan The Teknisyan says:

    Nice… very nice… the envy of all!!! I will wait for the full review and may do some research on my own!

    http://teknisyan.blogspot.com

  18. Avatar for The Teknisyan The Teknisyan says:

    Nice… very nice… the envy of all!!! will wait for the full review!! hehehe…

    http://teknisyan.blogspot.com/

  19. Avatar for sylv3rblade sylv3rblade says:

    Waiting for the review :D

  20. Avatar for Rich Rich says:

    sana lang merong Dual-SIM nyan…

  21. Avatar for Arnold Gamboa Arnold Gamboa says:

    One liner lang, Abe: If you’re going to choose whether to get an iPhone or a Nexus One as your ONLY business phone, which would you choose?

  22. Avatar for Cheftonio Cheftonio says:

    Nice! Can’t wait for the full review! Also interested in the booktop review.. if there will be any hehehe thanks Abe! :P

  23. Avatar for karl.s karl.s says:

    drool, sana magkaroon din ako niyan, do you experience the same network problem like in US about 3G?

  24. Avatar for dan dan says:

    sir abe, ano ginamit para ma ship sa inyo? i am planning to purchase laptop from US kasi. give me advise po. thanks

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