There is a huge storm that is brewing in the world of mobile phones. It is one that has been coming ever since Apple threw out the gauntlet challenge a couple of years ago. Everybody could see that the next digital world to be conquered after desktop computers was Internet while you are on the go. There were several ways to do this. Laptops, special Internet only devices, and even some weak mobile phone devices were the most popular ways of doing this. But Apple embraced the Internet on the phone concept and introduced the IPhone. When people first saw it, they could tell that it was made with the Internet in mind first. All other phones with Internet capabilities were created with the Internet features as an afterthought. For years, the Iphone has dominated the smart phone market with very little competition. Now Google has introduced the Nexus One. Will it be able to compete?
The Nexus One has taken the idea of the IPhone and has upgraded it. When the engineers at Google were creating this phone, you can tell that the phone had no other purpose but to be an IPhone killer. The people at Google think so highly of it, that they have labeled the phone a “super phone”. This shows a lot of confidence in a phone that has not even reached the market yet. But they have good reason to be cheerful. The hardware on the phone is unrivaled by today’s standards. They have a bigger screen than the IPhone and a 1 Ghz processor made by Qualcomm. Apple announced shortly after Google introduced it’s phone that they were going to go with Qualcomm as well. This definitely lends credence to the fact that Google made the right decision in their processor choice.
Many IPhone lovers have said that this phone is a rip off of the IPhone. This may be true but it is a very well done rip off. As of right now, IPhone still has the advantage in the application category and already installed user base. The Nexus One does force Apple to have to step up to the plate with a great phone, the next hardware upgrade cycle. There is competition now and the IPhone is getting a little stale. They do not want to fall in the Motorola Razr category.
The jury is out in the case of who will win the IPhone vs Nexus One debate. As of right now, Apple has a huge lead but Google is a strong company that has the resources and the technology know how to quickly catch up.