Details of a second official accessory for the upcoming Google Nexus One Android 2.1 smartphone have emerged, this time courtesy of the FCC. HTC - who are manufacturing the handset - have submitted the Nexus One Desktop Dock CR B410 for approval, which seemingly includes Bluetooth wireless.
Full specifications and some launch news tidbits for the Google Nexus One have emerged, and according to Engadget's source the first devices - from Google at least - will be offered by invitation only. The first batch are likely going to developers, similar to how Google offered previous dev handsets, but those sales will be followed up by general T-Mobile USA availability. The Nexus One will have a Qualcomm 1GHz QSD8250 processor, UMTS/HSPA 900/1700/2100 (i.e. only EDGE max on AT&T), WiFi a/b/g/n and a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display.
Full specifications after the cut, plus live Google Nexus One demo
Google's Nexus One Android 2.1 smartphone has shown up in photos again, this time complete with packaging and a short demo video. Twitter user Bobby Robertson has shared some images of the Google Phone's packaging together with a shot of the back of the HTC-made smartphone with the battery cover removed.
The Google Nexus One sightings are getting pretty flagrant now, with lucky testers of the smartphone feeling free to whip them out in public. Nick Starr has apparently seen three of them today, with two being toted in a Safeway line in San Francisco and another caught on camera in Starbucks.
Meanwhile MoDaCo founder Paul O'Brien is citing "inside info" on a January 5th 2010 release for the Google Nexus One, and the interesting news is that it's not just being pushed out in the US. He claims would-be European owners of the Android 2.1 device will be able to pick one up on that same date early in the new year too. No confirmed pricing as yet, however, but O'Brien says "it'll be very competitively priced" but that there'll be "no preorder available". That seems to suggest - along with the increasingly frequent sightings - that the Nexus One is about ready to hit the virtual shelves.
The Google Nexus One hands-on reports continue to trickle in, and after Peek CEO Amol Sarva's reasonably glowing feedback earlier in the week, now it's tnkgrl who has spent some time playing with the Android 2.1 smartphone. No photos - they weren't allowed - but plenty of interesting news, including confirmation that the Nexus One only supports T-Mobile USA 3G; you'll be limited to EDGE on AT&T. Contrasting with earlier speculation that Google might be looking to bypass carrier-voice altogether and instead use VoIP over data, tnkgrl found that voice calls are routed in the regular way.
Elsewhere there's both a microUSB port and a number of gold connections on the bottom of the handset, which are presumably for docking with Google Nexus One accessories like a car kit.
Bored of the Google Nexus One yet? Details - and hands-on reports - keep filtering through, and while much of it is still speculation we're gradually building up a picture of what Google may have in mind. Peek's Amol Sarva is the latest to play with the Android 2.1 smartphone, and while he's reasonably impressed with the hardware - he describes the Nexus One as "definitely nice" - he still reckons it's a pretty mainstream iPhone clone.
The leaked Google Nexus One ROM continues to throw up some interesting tidbits, and after the specification run-down earlier this week there's now news on a potential official accessory for the Android 2.1 smartphone. Tweakers have been digging through the official headset support list, and have spotted an entry for the "Nexus One Car Dock"; it suggests that Google - or HTC, the ODM behind the Nexus One - will be producing some sort of docking cradle for using the smartphone with Google Maps Navigation.
The Google Nexus One footage continues to arrive in dribs and drabs - seriously, someone sit down with this Google Phone and shoot a good ten minutes of video, we'll all thank you for it - with the latest from new blog The Nexus One being a clip of the handset booting up while sat on top of what's purported to be its packaging. There's also this shot of the handset showing its on-screen QWERTY keyboard.
The floodgates are open and the Google Nexus One leaked images are beginning to pick up pace. The BGR shares two new shots, and while the picture after the cut does show the Android 2.1 smartphone's lusciously colorful 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen in action, we're more entranced by this side-on image comparing the Nexus One with the T-Mobile G1.
Tidbits regarding the so-called Google Nexus One Android smartphone continue to leak, with hardware details and launch speculation among the furore. The Android 2.1 ROM for the Nexus One has leaked, and from that These Are The Droids have pulled out the fact that the smartphone uses the Broadcom BCM4329 chipset - with support for WiFi b/g/n and FM radio transmit/receive - has an Audience A1026 noise-cancelling chip and Snapdragon specific libraries seemingly confirming the presence of Qualcomm's speedy processor.