Venerable Apple lover Walt Mossberg reviewed the Google Nexus One. From AllThingsD:
I’ve been testing the Nexus One for a couple of weeks and I like it a lot. It’s the best Android phone so far, in my view, and the first I could consider carrying as my everyday hand-held computer.
Walt’s generally favorable review is sprinkled with these tidbits:
The phone feels good in the hand and the screen is magnificent, with much greater resolution than the iPhone’s… I also liked the pictures and videos I was able to take with the five-megapixel camera and flash, which I preferred to my iPhone’s camera.
Walt has an iPhone. That says a lot. Wait. There’s more:
I also found the four buttons etched into the phone’s bottom panel sticky and hard to press. In addition, although the Nexus One claims seven hours of talk time versus five hours for the iPhone, most of its battery-life claims for other functions are weaker than Apple’s.
Almost finally, and finally, Walt sums it up:
The Nexus One, and other Android devices, still pale beside the iPhone for playing music, video and games. The apps available for these functions aren’t nearly as sophisticated as on the Apple devices. Finally, the iPhone is still a better apps platform. Not only are there more apps, but, in my experience, iPhone apps are generally more polished and come in more varieties.
So, Nexus One is not an iPod. However, you can almost hear millions of eyes all around the world shifting toward Apple, as if to say:
‘Apple, it’s your turn. What’s the next great thing?’