Want to see what's coming in version 2.1 of Google Android? An unidentified French user has posted a five-minute video demonstrating the new OS using the Google Nexus One smartphone.
The verdict? Not too much is different -- after all, Android 2.0 was the big jump -- but the grainy video does show the phone's animations and new tray "button," rather than slider.
A look at the video and more info after the jump, bien sûr:
Furthermore, Gizmodo's Jason Chen had a clandestine meeting with a Nexus One and had this to say:
- Display same size and resolution as Droid but "noticeably better" with deeper blacks and more vivid colors;
- "Astonishingly faster" than Droid, with 1GHz processor suspected;
- Those little colored balls bouncing around? They're not just animations, they're interactive backgrounds that you can alter with your touch. Necessary? Hardly. Battery draining? Likely. Cool? You bet.
- Five-megapixel camera is "not spectacular," multitouch missing and audio loudspeaker playback was "decent";
- "Droid, shmoid; Nexus is the one you're looking for."
And there you have it. Goodbye G1 and D1; hello N1.