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Considering buying the Nexus One

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hannesstef, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. hannesstef

    hannesstef Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 8, 2010
    I was wondering.

    If i buy the Nexus one without simlock in the United States will i be able to get apps from the app store and other things even though i don't live in another country?

    Thinking about buying one and taking it home with me.


  2. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    Jan 20, 2010
    Where the Sakura grows
    Simple answer: YES

    You can only get the N1 from the US (ordered through Google). Just make sure that you have GSM carriers with the right frequencies as the two N1 versions.

    The apps depends on what country you are in, Google expereince countries enable you to download free/paid apps. If you're not from a 'Google experience country' then you can only download free apps. You can use the internet to download the paid apps, like directly from the developer.

    Hope this answer your questions
  3. clickwir

    clickwir Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    And don't forget to check Ebay for a Nexus One, you could save some bucks. I did.
  4. Ryjabo

    Ryjabo Well-Known Member

    Here's what I say to those considering Nexus One. Some of these play hand-in-hand with each other, but anyway:

    1. Do you know what "open source" means? Is it important to you?
    2. Do you like complete customization capabilities?
    3. Do you want the peace of mind knowing that the applications available for the phones is never going to be restricted because of nonsensical limitations and restrictions that have been placed on the device from the manufacturer?

    If you answered yes to any of the above. Get it.

    It is currently the most powerful Android phone on the market that is running vanilla Android (stock android without SenseUI, for example).

    Friend just bought an EVO... he has to root it and wipe it to get Froyo on it and get rid of SenseUI. *rolleyes*
  5. French Fry

    French Fry New Member

    Jun 10, 2010
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Funny you should say that. I have an N1 right now running stock Android Eclair and because T-Mo is a little sketchy where I live, I thought I would try an EVO. I expected to love the EVO at first sight and drop the 6 month-old N1 like a hot potato. hmmm... It's not that simple. The EVO is indeed amazing. You see that screen and it makes you want to go "WOW" but Sense UI is a PITA, IMO. Some of the stuff is cool but it kind of gets in the way. I'm not sure I will sell my N1 anymore. I think I might just return the EVO and keep the N1 on Froyo instead.

    To the OP. I personally find that the N1 is very user friendly, and straightforward. I think it's a very desirable device. I look at the EVO and I look at the N1 and there isn't one better than the other in all respects. Some things are best with the N1 and others are best with the EVO (larger screen).
  6. AnotherFatalEpic

    AnotherFatalEpic Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    I bought the N1 simply because it was made by Google. I have never wanted another phone since. I was tempted by the Windows phone with the HUGE screen. But then I remembered it was a Windows phone.

    Fast, ease of use, neat tricks, nice screen, WiFi hotspot, good camera, Come to think of it, I wish I had bought two of them.

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