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Google's new phone is a game changer

Original post made by Googlewatch, News on Mountain View's largest employer, on Jan 7, 2010

Google's new "Nexus One" phone, released Monday, has many advantages over the iPhone, reviewers say.

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Posted by eric
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on Jan 7, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I nominate "game changer" as the most overused phrase in Silicon Valley.

Looks like the google phone has some advantages over the iphone, and likely some disadvantages. Is it better for some users? Probably. Most users? Who knows? Will Apple up the ante at some point and put out something marginally better than this unit? Of course. Then Google will bump past that, and so on.

Game Changer? How? Open source for smart phone apps is old news (and not neccessarily a good thing for end users). A better battery is good, and some other features I read about sound nice, too (the voice recognition sounds like a big improvement over the iphone)-- but they arent turning the smartphone industry on its head by any stretch.