updated 01:20 pm EST, Tue December 29, 2009
Google makes Nexus One plans official
Google this afternoon removed all doubt as to its plans for the Nexus One by sending an invitation to the media to attend a January 5th press event at its Mountain View campus. The company is short on details other than to confirm it's Android-related and teases the added possibilities of the Android 2.1-based phone in the notice.
"With the launch of the first Android-powered device just over a year ago, we've seen how a powerful, open platform can spur mobile product innovation," Google says in the invitation. "And this is just the beginning of what's possible."
The Nexus One, possibly rebadged as just the Google Phone, is expected to be the flagship for the entire Android platform and to be one of the first running Android beyond the Droid's 2.0 release. HTC is manufacturing the device and gives it some of its best features, including a fast 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor as well as 512MB of RAM. A 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen, 4GB of bundled microSDHC storage (up to 32GB) will be part of the package along with GPS, Wi-Fi and 3G native to T-Mobile.
HTC/Google Nexus One