Bayan M. Qandil

From My Perspective…

Nexus One Customers & Developers Need Support But Can’t Find It

According to PC World, it seems that Nexus One customers are trying to find support for their phones and are having a tough time finding it.  Customers are going to point-of-sale (Google’s Phone Store) for support and that apparently has a 48 hour turnaround time, although I wasn’t able to find that guarantee on the support site.  The networks, with the exception of T-Mobile) are probably also redirecting support questions to Google, and why wouldn’t they… support is expensive. In parallel to all of this, the Android developer community is not very happy since they still don’t have access to […]

Nexus One Enterprise Edition?

In a sit-down with All Things Digital, Google VP of Engineering, Andy Rubin mentioned that Google is working on an enterprise version of the Nexus One.  Although it seems very early on and the information is vague, it seems that the idea would be to have something with a physical keyboard, exchange support and possibly a world phone. While the Nexus One may have been considered a competitor of BlackBerry’s Storm2 device, this enterprise version may very well be a real BlackBerry competitor.

Google Make Nexus One Official

Google has made the Nexus One official.  Read all about it here.  As rumoured, they have partnered with T-Mobile for this phone although a unlocked version is available as well. The hardware is pretty good, most notably: 5 MP Camera capable of video with 720×480 pixels @ 20 fps. Wifi/BT2.1/aGPS Digital Compass and Accelerometer Fairly small and really light As for software, as expected Google loaded this baby up with Android 2.1.  It comes with the usual Google software including Google Maps Navigation.  No word about a streaming music service as rumoured earlier but I’m sure it’s coming.  Google’s new […]

Google Mobile Phone Will Focus on Add-on Services

In a press conference today, Google is expected to announce it’s mobile phone, the Nexus One.  And although it will lack in mobile applications and enterprise functionality, my guess is that Google will focus on add-on services to entice consumers. We already know that Google has Google Maps Navigation which will no doubt be working on the Nexus One.  This service alone may be enough to convince many consumers to purchase the phone.  No other non-Android phone comes with free navigation software or service (for now). There are also rumours of a Google / Spotify partnership that could bring streaming […]