the droid has verizon nexus has tmobile its not even a contest here... lol
I really just hope the Nexus, and any other 2.1 running phones, bring more developers to the table. I see future Android phones as a positive and in no way a negative. I love my Droid, but I can assure you that it will not be my last Android phone so I want the high end developers to keep moving forward and putting out some top notch apps/games or whatever.
Nexus One sales should say it all.
Heavy droid adoption should say even more.
Also, it depends what you define as "did awesome." I think the droid is still doing great. My friends continue to pick up Droids and love them. If anything, I feel bad for N1 owners--Dealing with T-mobile, and google's experiment is not my idea of a premium customer experience, especially for the price they are asking.
The N1 launch is pretty bad. Especially with the horror stories of support. Once Google/T-Mobile/HTC sort that out, maybe it has a chance to stand on its own. If this fiasco continues, I think word of mouth will destroy it
Don't expect the nexus to ever get even with the Droid. Droid is the king of android promotions right now and for the foreseeable future.
I agree with the notion that 2.1 is the major factor here, not the phone model. My personal interest is regarding the business model that google is hoping to promote with respect to phones in the future and whether this model is remotely feasible once the kinks get worked out. In short, can google either compete with or slit the throat of the status-quo brick-and-mortar reality. (I vote No, but would be happy to be proven wrong.)
In addition to looking at the guestimate numbers of phones sold, I've been watching purely anecdotal things like the numbers of new forum members across different droid and N1 forums since the day of launch. When N1 launched, I seem to remember that there were about 7-800 members pre-registered, while they now have 1,463 registered members. The droid forums ironically hit 25,000 around the day of the N1 launch and currently have 27,875 over the same time fame...
So during the periods of the N1 launch, (Droid) added 2875 members while N1 added 763 members.
THIS BASICALLY MEANS NOTHING. The model-by-model competition is lame because N1 should end up on VZW soon, which will skew the relative ratios all to hell anyways. I just thought I'd point these numbers out to the people that think the droid is somehow being abandoned in droves...
I hope that google pulls their smartphone strategy together (I had to listen to some non-techie co-workers bash the hypothetical "Google-phone" based on the series of oversimplifying blog posts and generally baseless news reports published all day..."google" risks becoming a black mark if they don't get on top of this sort of seeping public perception quickly. This is the first impression, thanks to your PR...MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T BITE YOU IN THE ASS...)
Also, for what it's worth...I think my phone is totally freaking awesome. (I also think the N1 sounds completely awesome, and would not turn down the chance to compare them side-by-side, were such a thing feasible.)