The N1 is a hit: Disagree? Then you are a mentalist


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  1. technoholicjakk

    technoholicjakk Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ever since the first Android powered phone hit the market I have been overwhelmed by the amount of positive response it has received. From the number of manufacturers adopting and adapting this new and completely developer friendly OS, all the way to iPhone users switching because they enjoy the customisation and implementation of awesome UI perks. So it definitely is amazing to see that, in the short space of a year, there has been a release of a mobile phone which rivals the ‘hypery’ of the original iPhone > and a phone which, until now?, has been a real direct alternative to the iPhone.


    Of course, the question mark within the above paragraph is there because of Apple revealing a private event on the 27th of Jan, which could be the dwelling of a new updated version of the iPhone OS. Although, this is not official yet – but if it is, I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple updated the UI to offer multi tasking. Another reason I write ‘until now’ is because Android is still playing catch up – come on, you have to agree on that, and Apple is still the one leading. And so it could really rattle the Android OS to see their latest 2.1 update look far out dated to the new iPhone OS update.
    Of course, my assumptions are pre-tense, they are a prediction – man, if I had a time machine. . well, I would be bringing a PS4 home and an iPhone 4G, possibly a Nexus Two aswell < and from that I would become the most famous blogger in the world (mwahaha).


    But unfortunately I have no time machine, only common sense – and a web site, and so I have my imagination only. But by no means is having an imagination a bad thing, I mean, it has always stood humanity in good stead when looking forward to the future. Google was created out of imagination, as was the Mac design, the contour of Ferraris – in fact, i&#8217;ll bet you can not think of anything that wasn&#8217;t made, thought up of or said without imagination. And &#8216;yes&#8217; and &#8216;no&#8217; do not count.

    And so begins the main topic; The Nexus One, right, you may have read my post covering the Nexus One sales for its first week; if you did not, then here is the graph which I included:

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    I have seen this graph a few times, no – lets be honest, I have seen this graph hundreds of times > this thing has been blogged to death. Bored I am of the true dribble some people come out with. Anybody that says &#8216;thats because the Nexus one is shit&#8217; is either an idiot, or a mentalist. I&#8217;d guess both. And have a heard a lot of people say it. That means that, through all the Tech Blogs I have read which include any sort of&#8217; &#8216;The Nexus is shit&#8217; > around 8 out of 20 for every 20, they are written by idiotic mentalists. Either that, or they miss the point of the Nexus completely.

    If you want to hear my justification you can find the original and rest of the article here: The N1 is a hit
     

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  2. darreno1

    darreno1 Well-Known Member

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    You seem to be very hung up on that Apple 'event' on the 27th? For me, someone who considers Android superior by a wide margin, it's s big YAWN moment. It will take more than polish and multitasking to get me to even remotely muster up a thought about it. And that's all I'll say about that..... unless of course, they release an iPhone that could pleasure me while I drive....maybe then.........:D

    I see the n1 as just another piece in the big Android Smartphone puzzle. I think its lower sales numbers are mainly because it's on Tmobile and the Droid stole some of its thunder. But, despite my own Droid bias, I do want to see it really take off - it will be better for all of us in the long run.
     
  3. CyD

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    The Nexus isn't a hit unless it sells well. The marketing campaign, though clever (perhaps), wasn't successful.

    Droid's campaign was better and it shows in the sales.
     
  4. sergey

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    The N1 as a phone? Fail. Just another phone running android.
    N1 as boosting Android's profile? Great success!
     
  5. Nexoid

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    Funny I was under the impression Google didn't want to sell the hell out of this phone. HENCE... There was no advertising.

    It's Google dude they have marketing money out the wazoo!. If they "wanted"
    this phone to sell a million units on launch week they could have done it.
     
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    Nothing else needs to be said.
     
  7. Stormin

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    The only Fail of the N1 was going with T-mobile. Had they gone with Verizon, ATT or even Sprint, I think the story would have been far different. That being said, the N1 story is not over. If and when it is released on one, two or all three of the larger carriers things might just be different.
     
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    We'll see when the N1 releases on Verizon's network... Hopefully the rumored N1Pro may change that as well.
     
  9. alostpacket

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    I don't see what 1st week sales show other than hype.

    Android as an OS has gone from 1% to 16% of the global market in one year and has captured 27% of the North American market.

    AdMob: Android makes impressive gains in Q4 | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com

    People that claim the iPhone is the clear winner are willfully blinding themselves to the rising tide that is Android.
     
  10. eriku16

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    The reason why Google partnered with T-Mobile is that they are the only GSM carrier in the US to offer phone plans without a contract. You can use the UNLOCKED Nexus One, or any other unlocked frequency compatible GSM phone on their network. T-Mobile allows it. The N1 is a world phone.
     
  11. technoholicjakk

    technoholicjakk Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Nice point ;)
     
  12. Bnice

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    i think the chart is some what bias,the iphone shows global sale's of 3 models i doubt the original i phone sold more than the droid in its first week.
     
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    I still feel the reason Google is peddling their own phone is to light a fire under the butts of the other phone manufacturers when it comes to most of their products STILL running Android 1.5 when 1.6, 2.0 and now 2.1 are already in shipping products. The other OHA members have got to have access to the source code, even INPUT into the changes, as they are committed to the repository.

    Rather than the old mindset of "Ship it and forget it" that seems to permeate the manufacturer and carrier's attitudes, I think Google is releasing this phone to set the bar. I expect to see most other companies and carriers shamed by their slow releases during the upcoming year.

    I know that for me, personally, when it comes time to replace my Droid this fall, one of the very first things I will look at will be how long it took each company/carrier to update their OS after it was made official.
     
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    It's a hit for me and that's all that matters. Best phone on the market by far. Not even close. I have had every iPhone, Palm sucks to me, I stopped using Motorola in like 10th grade, etc. This phone rocks my socks. It's iPhone or Nexus One. Nothing else lives up to the billing.
     
  15. Nexoid

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    I must have not seen this post before.. my bad. Anywho.. I think your incorrect about the "Phone" being a "Fail". Google I believe wanted to have it's hands on a device with the power and capabilities to really give Android a base of operations/expandable creation more or less.

    This is a hardware based phone for software to catch up with. It is the most powerful phone spec wise there is in terms of RAW performance (Running Android). So agree with you in terms of boosting Android's Profile



    Exactly what I wanted to say ;), Also since everything in life is a matter of opinion's T-Mobile on my behalf has been a pretty good carrier. Have service where I need it.. If I don't I've got WiFi (I live in the mountains).

    Agreed... Unfortunate though, I kicked the Droid to the curb for the Nex. I have a feeling, being pretty much straight up branded by Google. This phone will be getting updates right when there available "Always". :)
     
  16. Stormin

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    Don''t say that on the Sprint board. Those folks are tickled to death with 1.5. They don't think an upgrade is needed. Sprint Sheep.
     

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