Released on January 5, 2010, the Google Nexus one is the current "king" of Android phones. The Nexus one is available unlocked directly from Google for $579 for use on any GSM provider (although the Nexus One does not support UMTS 3G bands of 850 MHz and 1900 MHz), or through T-Mobile in the US at a subsidized price of $179. A Verizon Wireless (US) and Vodaphone (UK) version is expected in mid-2010.
"Industry politics aside, though, the Nexus One is at its core just another Android smartphone. It's a particularly good one, don't get us wrong -- certainly up there with the best of its breed -- but it's not in any way the Earth-shattering, paradigm-skewing device the media and community cheerleaders have built it up to be."
"Google's Nexus One is the best Android phone available right now, and we're seeing as high or higher interest in this than the Droid, which had Verizon's million-dollar marketing campaign behind it."
"Unlike previous Android phones, and I’ve used most of them, the Nexus One has no obvious flaws or compromises. The phone is the state of the art in mobile, and I will use it happily. Until, as I always say, something better comes along."
"t doesn't have all the features we'd like, but the Nexus One greatly enhances the Google Android family with a fast processor, good call quality, and improved voice control features. What's more, we love that all versions of the phone will be unlocked."
"I'll be completely up front about my feelings on the Nexus One. I love the hardware design, the blazing CPU, and the beautiful AMOLED display, but find the device somewhat lacking in personality. The phone's virtual keyboard just doesn't do it for me (I have been using a pre-release version of Swype most of the time), and the phone's 3G reception really makes it a no-go for use in my home, which is in a bit of a wireless black hole."