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Google Android 2.1 walkthrough on Nexus One phone

An unidentified French user has posted a five-minute video demonstrating Android 2.1 using the Google Nexus One smartphone.
Written by Andrew Nusca, Contributor on

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.

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