December 12 2009|06.42 PM UTC

Jonathan Rivers

Nexus One: Google Phone confirmed with some details

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The rumors are over and the sources have confirmed, the Google Phone that has been talked about for some time now, is going to be released with the name Nexus One. The story that confirmed this was posted on WSJ a couple hours ago. It turns out that the phone will be developed by HTC for Google.

Front View HTC Passion - Nexus One - Google Phone

The Nexus One will be featured with the Google Android OS 2.1, and, unlike the other Android phones on the market, the user experience was ENTIRELY designed by Google. The phone will be unlocked, available for purchase through Google online and you’ll have to provide cellular service of your own.

Now the rumors are swirling as to when the phone will be launched, but there is speculation that it will be available in January 2010.

Update! Some minor specs according to other reports:

– Qualcomm Snapdragon 1 GHz ARM CPU
– High resolution OLED display
– Around $500 USD
– GSM with possibility of UMTS (3G) on AT&T and T-Mobile
– Voice-to-text dictate feature
– Capacitive touch screen & on-screen keyboard

Another Update: More pictures from Engadget on the phone. Like the current style? Hate it? Looks just like any other HTC android phone? Share your comments below.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

steakman December 12, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Highly unlikely they would go with AT&T. My guess is they’ll roll with their newfound pal, Verizon.


otto888 December 12, 2009 at 8:14 pm

If only Chrismas was next month.


Eric December 12, 2009 at 9:06 pm

If it’s GSM then it won’t be Verizon as they are CDMA.


hypetech December 12, 2009 at 9:12 pm

They’re actually releasing this phone with no carrier partner.


Sean December 12, 2009 at 11:28 pm

How is this a google branded phone?


Read December 13, 2009 at 4:01 am

“The phone will be unlocked, available for purchase through Google online and you’ll have to provide cellular service of your own.”

Learn to read.


me December 13, 2009 at 4:58 am

Read there will be both GSM and CDMA versions… but who knows since it is all rumor still. I will never switch to AT&T for ANY phone!


hahaha December 13, 2009 at 7:05 pm

wow. i’m amazed by people’s ability to READ THE ARTICLE.

it’s unlocked. stop talking about carriers.


pokemen December 14, 2009 at 12:21 pm

I hope it goes to T-Mobile as they were the 1st one to give Google and the Android platform a try, ya know?


hahaha's brain December 14, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Unlocked doesn’t mean you can use it with any carrier, unless it is also capable of using every carrier’s network, which it isn’t. It’s GSM, at least the version we’re hearing about.


hahaha's brain 2 December 22, 2009 at 12:13 pm

wow. i’m amazed by hahaha’s ability to UNDERSTAND HOW PHONE NETWORKS WORK.

stop talking like you know everything if you really don’t.


Josh January 5, 2010 at 4:38 pm

The Nexus One will work with AT&T, just not AT&T 3G at the current time. They are working on a version that is compatible with Verizon, due out in the spring, as well as a EU version compatible with Vodafone. All of this I got from


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