Google Nexus One
Released: Jan. 5
The Nexus One is manufactured by HTC, but it's Google's proprietary phone, and its sales shortcomings -- Google recently decided to stop selling Nexus One through its online Web retail store -- shouldn't overshadow its technical triumphs. Debuted in January, Nexus One includes a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 5-megapixel camera, a dual mic for noise suppression and other high-flying specs common to the most advanced Android phones available. As a bonus, Nexus One is the first Android phone to receive an over-the-air upgrade to Android 2.2, which Google began pushing out June 28.