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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Yankeexpress, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Yankeexpress

    Yankeexpress Newbie
    Thread Starter

    From the Wall Street Journal after a week with the Nexus One:

    "There are some downsides to the Nexus One. Like all Android phones, it relies too much ...on menus that create extra steps, including some menus that have a built-in “more” button to display a secondary menu of choices.

    I also found the four buttons etched into the phone’s bottom panel sticky and hard to press. In addition, although the Nexus One claims seven hours of talk time versus five hours for the iPhone, most of its battery-life claims for other functions are weaker than Apple’s.

    For instance, Google claims just 6.5 hours of Wi-Fi Web use per charge, versus nine for the iPhone, and 20 for music playback versus 30. Google claims this is because, unlike Apple, it allows the simultaneous use of third-party apps, which can drain the battery faster.

    In addition, the Nexus One, and other Android devices, still pale beside the iPhone for playing music, video and games. The apps available for these functions aren’t nearly as sophisticated as on the Apple devices.

    Finally, the iPhone is still a better apps platform. Not only are there more apps, but, in my experience, iPhone apps are generally more polished and come in more varieties."

  2. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

    Not to be rude, but how is this a review? It's more a sheet/specs comparison. Have you really given it a "run" to see how the figures work out? Guessing not since it's too early to have had it long enough (if you even have it).
  3. Yankeexpress

    Yankeexpress Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I don't have an N1, but Walt Mossberg of the WSJ has had one for over a week. Read it and weep.

    Google needs to fix a few things before the N1 is ready for primetime. And T-mobile is worse than ATT.
  4. d510addict

    d510addict Newbie

    Ignore this fool he got owned on another thread and was proven 100% wrong and uneducated on the subject.
  5. d510addict

    d510addict Newbie

    Hes an apple fanboy who hasn't even touched an android phone.
  6. blinky

    blinky Well-Known Member

    This title of the post is misleading. I thought the poster did an actual review. What is actually posted about is a cut and paste excerpt highlighting some downsides of the Nexus One with no link to read the full article. Poor form.
  7. Bill

    Bill Well-Known Member

    Get used to it these guys are running scared with every new Android release.

    I have noticed that has been getting worse and worse.

    If some of these fan boy's had half a brain they would realize there is plenty of room for both platforms and competition is good. Apple now needs to step up their game to continue to compete and the this is good for the consumer.

  8. Yankeexpress

    Yankeexpress Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I agree that the competition from strong new devices is good for consumers. It will force Apple to improve it's future releases and spur on RIM and Palm and Motorola and Google to keep trying. But I'm afraid the N1 joins an increasingly long line of also-rans preceded by the Droid, Pre, G1, Storm, Storm 2, etc.
  9. Bill

    Bill Well-Known Member

    So much that it compels you to hang out in an Android forum?? Your actions are speaking louder than words.

  10. ABH

    ABH Member

    I'm not sure where people get this idea. In metro areas T-Mob has the best network, period. I have never, ever heard someone who lives in a T-Mob service area say they dropped even a single call.

    That being said, if you live in the sticks, T-Mob probably doesn't cover you.
  11. blinky

    blinky Well-Known Member

    Notice how Yankeeexpress only cut and pasted the negative portions of the article of which he referenced, but did not link to.

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