Nexus One

  • Google earnings, the currency exchange factor

    Will external factors like foreign currency markets play into Google's earnings or have they taken appropriate measures to counteract them?

    Investors are putting up their GOOG predictions this week ahead of Google's earnings call.  Recent updates seem to be centered around Google's decision to stop selling the Nexus One on its site and the recent sharp increase in U.S. Dollar valuation against foreign currencies. Google brings in a significant majority of its revenues from MORE

    - Jul 15, 2010 1:42 PM ET
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  • JP Morgan lowers GOOG ahead of Q2 earnings

    Analyst reduces price target to $566 from $639 on lowered estimates.

    JP Morgan's Imran Khan sent a note out ahead of Google's (GOOG) Q2 financials stating that they were dropping their price targets on Google significantly, from $639 to $566.  The $73 drop is largely due to changes in international currency rates and the discontinuation of the Nexus One, according to the report.

    The US Dollar has been steadily growing stronger for months and Google MORE

    - Jul 7, 2010 11:07 AM ET
  • How bad is the iPhone 4's signal loss?

    Pretty bad, say engineers who have measured the effect of the "death grip." But it's not fatal.

    It's been nearly a week since Steve Jobs famously told a new iPhone owner with reception issues to "stay tuned," but Apple (AAPL) still hasn't solved the new device's Death Grip problem -- its tendency to lose signal strength rapidly when gripped across the gap on the left-hand corner where its two external MORE

    - Jun 30, 2010 2:23 PM ET
  • Google makes Android 2.2 (Froyo) official

    It's official. Google just announced Android 2.2 (Froyo), the latest update to its mobile operating system. Here's a handy run-down of some of its included features:

    1. Microsoft Exchange support.

    2. Applications that run 2-5 times faster thanks to the new compiler.

    3. Users availing of tethering and hot spot will receive one joint bill from a carrier, a dig at the iPad, whether it be intentional or not.

    4. The web browser now MORE

    - May 20, 2010 12:21 PM ET
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  • Google to close Nexus One store

    Google announced that it would soon change the focus of its Nexus One store, moving from selling to showcasing.

    On its Official Google Blog, Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering in charge of Android,  acknowledged that the Nexus One store had seen lackluster sales and notified users that it would soon shift its focus from sales to showcasing new Google phones.  Even with the strong publicity and plenty of Adsense ads, MORE

    - May 14, 2010 1:53 PM ET
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  • Sprint dumps Nexus One for 4G EVO

    Second dumping in as many months for the Nexus One shouldn't be seen as a bad sign for Google's phones.

    If you are like me, you are drooling over the specs on the Sprint EVO 4G Android phone. It either meets or exceeds every spec of Google's Nexus One and yet was scheduled to be sold at around the same price at about the same time on the same network, Sprint MORE

    - May 10, 2010 5:10 PM ET
  • Hack allows first generation handsets to upgrade to Android 2.1

    The hack proves that Android 2.1 can work on first generation Android phones like the T-Mobile G1.

    Called Cyanogen, the upgrade is not for the feint of heart and has the very real potential of bricking your phone.  However, if successful, HTC Dream, Magic and Sapphire (T-Mobile G1 and myTouch 3G) users could have most of the features of the Nexus One on older, slower Android phones.

    What's NOT included that MORE

    - Apr 30, 2010 3:56 PM ET
  • Google's Nexus One goes to Europe on Vodafone

    Vodafone will sell the iconic 'Google phone' for free with a £35 ($54)/month service plan starting on April 30th.

    Android fans in the UK will now be able to get their hands on a flagship Android phone at the end of this month, according to  a press release by Vodafone.  Plans start at £25 per month and contract terms vary from 18- to 24-months.

    The phone is likely identical hardware MORE

    - Apr 26, 2010 12:20 PM ET
  • 10 Apple vs. Google battles to watch for

    Silicon Alley Insider peers into the future and sees nothing but conflict

    Google and Apple have already butted heads, first in mobile phones with Google's (GOOG) release of the Nexus One, then in online advertising with Apple's (AAPL) announcement of the iAd platform.

    But those conflicts are just a prelude to bigger brawls to come, says Silicon Alley Insider's Jay Yarow. In a slideshow posted Wednesday, he ticks off what he sees MORE

    - Apr 14, 2010 11:50 AM ET
  • Meet the Google iPad

    No matter what sleek device Apple designs, it's Google that will win the data war.

    By Jeff Jarvis, contributor

    Apple and Google, until recently friends and allies, are now fighting for the future of the Internet. They won't occupy the same territory exactly: Apple will still design hardware; Google will still organize information and sell advertising. They have been complementary. But now they are competing to be our constant companion.

    The two giants MORE

    Apr 5, 2010 12:39 PM ET
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