No Nexus One for Verizon: Google

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 27 April 2010, 10:51 Hrs   |    3 Comments
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No Nexus One for Verizon: Google
Bangalore: Search giant Google confirmed that it had dropped the Verizon Nexus One from its plans. Although planned for the spring, the Android "superphone" is no longer coming to the carrier as the Droid Incredible is now considered its equivalent. It reflects the "amazing innovation" in the Android platform, Google said in a statement.

The Droid Incredible is in many ways equivalent to the Nexus One as it has largely the same 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen, 1GHz Snapdragon chip, 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi and onboard memory. It also has certain advantages, such as more accurate input as well as a more advanced eight-megapixel camera and HTC's Sense UI. However, its used of a customized interface may slow down OS updates compared to the Nexus One, whose absolute reference UI lets it get updates as soon as Google makes them available.

For Verizon, the Droid Incredible has the advantage of a presence in retail stores as well as contract pricing at $200, well below the $530 unlocked price of a Nexus One. Sprint, the only other CDMA carrier supporting the Nexus One, still plans to follow Google's strategy of online-only sales.

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