My Nexus One arrived yesterday. I haven’t been this excited about a device in a long time and Christmas was good. I’m guessing I was one of the first couple hundred people to place an order and so far, I really like it. I don’t really feel like typing an actual review, so bullets it is…
- This is the first smartphone I’ve had and that is exciting on its own.
- The thing is fast. The Snapdragon inside really shows. I haven’t felt like I was waiting for the phone to catch up to me.
- Android and open source. I like open source. And I know a bit of java. Maybe I’ll develop an app if I find a need/use.
- Navigation. It works and pretty well at that. Even over iWireless less than impressive data connection it was able to reroute and pull down the satellite imagery.
- Gmail app. Works like gmail (go figure). I really like gmail and since I use it for all my email, an Android device is perfect.
- Google Voice. If you have it, Android will use it seemlessly. And seemless is good.
- Widgets. Bits of information that are always available. And live.
- The android market is not the most intuitive of beasts
- The touch screen is occasionally a bit wonky. Not sure if this is me touching things I don’t intend to or what.
- No multitouch if official apps. I don’t get it. Why won’t Google build in multitouch? Other apps can have multitouch? This may be the cause of some of the aforementioned wonkyness.
- iWireless’ edge connection is SLOW. Painfully so. But it can somehow support Pandora which is nice.