The Nexus One / Google Phone & Verizon - What We Know

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    2.1 will be on the Droid this month. The Droid will have Flash on the same day as the Nexus. Motorola and Verizon would not stand still for anything else. Really, the only significant ongoing difference between the Droid and the Nexus is going to be the physical engineering. Keep the Droid if you prefer true keyboard/ heavy/ masculine design, Nexus for those who prefer slimmer/ lighter/ more iPhone like design. The software experience is going to end up identical.

    I like the keyboard and the sturdiness, so I'm keeping my Droid.
     
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    if the droid is going to have flash and 2.1, I prefer the physical keyboard as well. but is it for certain?
     
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    Yes. Any phone which is physically capable of running 2.0 will get 2.1- so not just the Droid, but the Hero et al. See this Gizmodo story.
     
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    Yeah, I have little interest in the N1 for the same reason I didn't even consider the Eris: no physical keyboard. The hardware differences are minimal, and right now the software available for the moto doesn't even scratch the surface of what the phone is capable of..
     
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    Yes, the N1 does have more RAM and a different processor. I don't see this making a huge difference for most users, though: if you have enough RAM already, then even more RAM doesn't do anything for you. Likewise, a faster processor is not better unless you're pegging the one you have. I can imagine a hypothetical app which would run well on an N1 but poorly or not at all on a Droid, but realistically who would write such a thing? Coders want to reach the biggest possible market which means they almost always write for lowest common denominator hardware.
     
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    just to clarify, the ones being ordered and shipped right now is strictly for T-mobile's network right? AT&T and verizon will each have their own versions in the future?
     
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    Exactly. That's why world of warcraft can be played on some ancient machines, because they want tons of people playing it. But I changed my mind. I just got Swype a few minutes ago and realized I might never use the physical keyboard again. ;) Kidding of course, but it does make things oddly different now...
     
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    I like the heft of my Droid and the physical keyboard, so it's a keeper. It will be interesting to see what the OS upgrade will look like on Droid, after using it for two months, I'm still impressed with it as is! But, hopefully the upgrade will stop the occasional freezes and battery pulls to restart....
     
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    ^^ You shouldn't really have to do battery pulls on the Droid

    I agree, I like the keyboard and hefty design, I'll keep my Droid. Besides, I have most of the 2.1 features already without rooting, so I'm not losing much on hardware.

    Is it correct the N1 has no dedicated GPU? I still haven't heard confirmation either way on that.

    In any event, it's only a matter of time before the Dual Core snapdragon chips are coming out... that's what I'll be waiting for:

    1.5GHz Dual Core Snapdragon
    At least 16GB INTERNAL memory
    Physical keyboard
    4.0inch 480x854 res screen (not missing 54 pixels like the N1)
    Front facing camera for Skype-type transmissions (wishing, but hey...)
     
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    just to add my two cents. i love how the nexus looks and the processor speed, but i love my droid and would not give it up. the droid should have 2.1 within a few weeks at most. and if you visit adobe on your droid, you see it indicates flash 10.1 will be available in the first half of 2010.
    so rest assured, the droid will have the same software and firmware available to the nexus. i agree that the difference between the 2 phones will be more hardware design than functionality.
    i also didnt care for the physical keyboard on the droid at first but have gotten just as fast as when i had my voyager, and hardly ever use the virtual keyboard now, though i do love some swype.
     
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    What is swype? I typed that into the market and can't find it. Sorry to get off topic. If you prefer PM-ing me feel free so that the thread stays on topic. :)
     
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