Android Invasion: Hot Devices Driving Google's OS Blockbuster


Google Nexus One

Ah, Nexus One, we never knew ye. Though manufactured by HTC, Nexus One, launched to great fanfare in January 2010, was Google's proprietary smartphone and seen as Google's major entry into a Web retail operation of its own. Sales shortcomings and customer services nightmares abounded, however, and not six months later, Google decided it would end sales of Nexus One through its online Web store and rejigger its strategy for moving the devices. Pound-for-pound, the Nexus One can hang with most other Android offerings available: it includes a 1 Ghz Snapdragon processor, a 5-megapixel camera, and a dual mic for noise suppression, as well as the other common Android bells and whistles. It was also the first Android phone to be upgraded to Google Android 2.2, aka Froyo.