by peter

Not the only One!
Despite the singularity implied by calling your product the "One", there have actually been a bunch of gadgets with that name over the years. Thought I'd put together a list of the ones I could think of off the top of my head, please point any I've missed in the comments!
Xbox One - http://gdgt.com/microsoft/xbox/one/
HTC One - http://gdgt.com/htc/one/2013/
Nexus One - http://gdgt.com/htc/google/nexus-one/
Geeksphone One - http://gdgt.com/geeksphone/one/
Kin One - http://gdgt.com/microsoft/kin/one/... Read more →

by cooool

Xperia T, V, TX benchmarks beats almost all of the best phones on the market including Quads
Results, Quadrant, Higher is better. Source http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_tx_t_and_v_benchmarks_are_here_promising_too-news-4722.php
as of Aug.29. 2012
Sony Xperia T 5675 Highest
Sony Xperia V 6047
Sony Xperia TX 5793
Samsung Galaxy S II I5365
Meizu MX 4-core 5170
HTC One X (Tegra 3) 4842
LG Optimus 4X HD 4814
Motorola Atrix HD 4178
from GSM Arena "The Krait cores helped the three new Xperias pass the BenchmarkPi with flying colors - none of the quad-core smartphones currently on the market could... Read more →

by frankspin

Google is planning to sell 5 Nexus devices via its Play Store.
The WSJ has gotten some information that Google may be announcing it's plan to announce 5 unlocked Nexus devices at the upcoming Google I/O event. There is no word yet on who will be making the phones but the report states they're planning to partner with a variety of OEMs to make this happen. Oh and the cherry on top, they'll be rocking the latest version of Android which at I/O will be Jelly Bean. The one thing that wasn't mentioned was which carriers this will work with but given the fact... Read more →

by frankspin

Android's fragmentation problem visualized
Techcrunch had an article today that pointed to a persons blog discussing the fragmentation issues within Android. It's one of the better examples I've seen discussing the issue of fragmentation among Android phones. The author went through most of the US released Android phones since 2008 and documented their OS versions. It's pretty impressive graphic and if there is one thing you can take away from it's Motorola's upgrade paths, or lake thereof. The graphic that was made to go along with it... Read more →

by dave

Extrapolating the screen size of Android mobile phones over time.
Abstract: The latest Android mobile phone under Google's flagship phone line, the Nexus family, currently has a diagonal screen size of 4.65 inches (118.1mm). This follows a trend that Google started with the HTC Dream / T-Mobile G1 -- their first Android flagship phone. Released in 2008, it had a diagonal screen size of only 3.2 inches (81.3mm). Since then, screen sizes in Google's Nexus line have grown at an average rate of 0.48 inches (12.2mm) per year.
I. Introduction
In 2008, HTC released the... Read more →

by JasonTsay

Nexus phone naming convention
The Nexus One was the first Nexus phone that Google produced, as its name suggests. The logical successor to the One would be the Two. However, Google introduced the Nexus S, based on the Galaxy S chassis from Samsung, as its second phone. The third Nexus phone from Google is known as the Galaxy Nexus (not Nexus Prime as rumored) which again is related to the Galaxy line of phones.  One way to think of the name Nexus S is that is is the S variation of the Nexus family because it uses Galaxy S... Read more →

by itchyeyes

Slowing mobile innovation?
I don't think I'm alone if I say that, compared to 2010 with its breakneck pace of innovation in the mobile industry, 2011 has been a bit of a let down. It seems almost hard to believe now, but at the beginning of 2010, the most advanced phones on the market were the original Droid and the iPhone 3GS, and the tablet market didn't even exist yet.
Yet by the end of the year, Google had become the dominant mobile OS, Apple had launched both the iPhone 4 and the iPad, HP bought Palm, and Microsoft... Read more →

by JasonTsay

Older brand new phone or more current used phone?
I'm thinking about buying a phone off contract but I'm not sure whether I should get an older phone in brand new condition (Amazon) or a more current phone in used condition (Craigslist, Swappa). Buying a brand new phone would greatly reduce worries about defects and physical condition of the hardware but I would only be able to buy an older gen device (Nexus One vs Nexus S) to be at the same budget. Buying a used phone has its risks but then having the more current phone means it would last... Read more →

by timchoi89

Android is starting to aggravate me.
First of all, I have to point that I LOVE Android. I love how you can customize it to your heart’s content and I love how apps can reach out to other apps without any difficulty. Before I complain, I try my best to do something about it before saying something. So please don’t assume that I’m just making these complaints rashly. 1. Fix Google Voice! There are several bugs that needs to be fixed with Google Voice and it aggravates that Google still hasn’t fixed this app after a couple... Read more →

by FrdBr

Okay, so I'm pretty sure that my next phone will be the Nexus S or Nexus One. But now that they both run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which one is better.
I mean I know the N1 is obviously cheaper to buy because it's older. Some say that one is better because build is better, more durable because it's HTC and/or because of the metal. Others say Nexus S because it has a few better hardware upgrades, bigger and better screen. So I'm a bit at a crossroads. Of course, because of the carrier I'm with here in Canada, they are on an AWS frequency like T-Mobile there in the U.S. And with the ATT buyout of them, there's rumours... Read more →

by mtlittle

I've really struggled to find a source/method to download TV shows/movies to my N1.
When I buy stuff off of itunes and drag it over, the DRM prevents it from playing. When I buy stuff off of Amazon and drag it over, it doesn't even show up in the player. I've tried Double Twist, but it doesn't solve the problem. This is the last thing that keeps me using an ipod, and I'd really like to be done with it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

by brett

Finally got the OTA update to 2.2. After using it pretty extensively all day, it seems really solid.
I like the fact that I no longer have to take up icon space for the browser or phone. Another small tweak that I like and will use all the time: in the power widget, hitting the brightness button one extra time sets the phone to automatic brightness instead of predetermined, static levels. I'm using the portable hotspot to start this discussion. My city has TMo's HSPA+ so browsing is way faster than I anticipated. It's actually just as fast as my wifi here in the apartment... Read more →

by SteveoSaurusRex

These may be a really dumb questions. Can the OTA occur over Wifi? Might it make it more likely that you'll get it sooner?
I ask about the Wifi b/c I often put my phone in airplane mode and turn on wifi. But I've been wondering about how involved my carrier, TMO, is in all this and if all the OTAs go through their airwaves or does it go through that neutral slice of spectrum Google helped to create? And b/c wifi is better for all parties involved (faster, less stress on carrier's network) if the system of pushing out OTAs would prefer wifi and perhaps has a way of identifying phones on wifi...? What do you...

by peter

Everyone complains about Android's fragmentation at the OS level, but one other thing I've been noticing lately is how completely inconsistent even…
something as minor as physical button layouts are on Android handsets. I've seen almost as many different combinations of buttons as there are Android phones, and the funny thing is that manufacturers aren't even internally consistent with their layouts, it's like no one can settle on a preferred order. I know this isn't something that the average person would notice or maybe even care about -- they probably don't have six Android phones on their desk right now -- but it... Read more →

by nxus

Just bought the Nexus One today online to look forward to refusing shipment tomorrow :( Didn't understand why Google would charge me tax on the whole…
amount when I was paying the "upgrade" T-Mobile price of $279. That sent me back to comparing contract vs. no contract and be cause I assuMEd the contract price would be cheaper...I got the pleasure of spending another 45 minutes asking to pay full price (well I already was charged the full price tax) so that I can get the no contract T-Mobile rate that is $240 cheaper a year. But the order went out, so I need to refuse, wait for credit refund to post to my credit card, and then start...