Google, during a press conference today at Google’s Mountain View headquarters announced the Nexus One, a new HTC phone that showcases the latest version of the Android mobile operating system–Android 2.1. Google also announced today a new smartphone marketplace where consumers can buy phones and service plans, and get setup and support information for Android devices.


The Nexus One is priced at $529 when purchased directly from Google, or $179 from T-Mobile with a two-year contract. The Nexus One phone was designed by phone maker HTC under Google’s strict supervision. A few specs of the latest “Superphone” include:

  • Android 2.1 operating system
  • 3.7-inch display
  • 1GHz Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm (very fast)
  • 480 x 800 OLED display (for brilliant colors and deep contrast)
  • 5-megapixel camera with LED flash
  • Audio stereo Bluetooth
  • Active noise cancellation using two microphones
  • Live-action wallpaper that responds to your touch
  • Google Maps navigation
  • Improved Facebook integration

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