If you're up either late at night or early in the morning (we never know which is it) in anticipation for tomorrow's Google Event for the Nexus One, there's a solid full review of the Nexus One over at Engadget for your reading pleasure. Surprisingly, unlike other pre-release reviews of the Nexus One, the Engadget guys aren't completely blown away by the device and are actually a little unsure if it's significantly better than the Droid. Here's the highlights:
- the Nexus One is nothing if not handsome. From its ultra-thin body to sleek, curved edges, the phone is absolutely lustworthy.
- we actually had some real trouble with those four dedicated buttons.
- The phone is fast, assuredly, but not so much of a leap up from the Droid that we felt it kept pace with the boost we were expecting.
- We found colors on the Nexus One, particularly in the reds and oranges, to be severely blown-out and oversaturated
- Not only has Google bumped up the speed of the camera app, but the 5 megapixel lens and flash took sharp, detailed images with none of the HTC-related issues we've seen on other models.
- Well the real story is that Android 2.1 is in no way dramatically different than the iteration of the OS which is currently running on the Motorola Droid (2.0.1). Of the notable changes, many are cosmetic
The whole review is worth the read, at least to hold you over until the official announcement! We still can't wait to get a hold of ours and we're sure you guys are in the same boat!
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