Coming on Tuesday: Live Coverage of Google Phone Event

By  |  Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 9:11 am

On Tuesday at 10am PT, Google will be holding an event at the Googleplex–and everyone assumes that the subject will be the Nexus One Android smartphone. I’ll be in attendance, and in the tradition of our coverage of Apple’s live events, I’ll be reporting on the news as it happens and doing my best to answer your questions. Please join us at www.technologizer.com/googlephone (if you head there now, you can sign up for an e-mail reminder).

 
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  1. Hamranhansenhansen Says:

    Apparently the Nexus One still has almost no storage for 3rd party apps, like other Android phones to date. They advertise them as having more than 16GB of storage but the operating system and apps can only go on the internal 2GB, not on the card. That is just bizarre. If you get a new iPhone, you can spend a half hour at the App Store just downloading the free stuff and easily put 2GB of apps on your phone. If you drop $50 you can fill up another 2GB in 10 minutes. The Nexus One and Droid can only hold less than 1GB of apps. There are individual apps at the App Store that are 1GB all by themselves.

    The $200 iPhone that competes with the $200 Nexus One and Droid has 15GB of storage for apps, and in June 2010 (or possibly earlier) will likely go to 31GB of storage for apps. And you can already pay $300 for an iPhone today and get that 31GB of storage, which will shortly be 63GB. These devices have 2 year lifespans … how can less than 1GB of app storage be enough for all of 2010 and 2011? It makes no sense. They’re advertising Android phones as “phones for apps” but the devices themselves are not designed for that.

    Plus, we already saw the situation where the G1 phone cannot be upgraded to a newer version of the operating system because the newer version won’t fit. It’s crazy when we are 3 years after the original iPhone with a full OS X (underneath the interfaces, the bottom 3/4 of iPhone OS and Mac OS are the same) and desktop class written-in-C native apps and 2 years after the ridiculously popular iTunes App Store. These Android phones are not even ready to work at the 2008 iPhone level, let alone 2012 when the current Android devices are being retired.

    The best explanation I have heard for this is that Google wants you to run HTML5 apps off their servers so they can collect data and advertise to you, which is how they make 98% of their money. But HTML5 is on all smartphones thanks to Apple WebKit being open source. So you can get HTML5 apps on any platform. Even (the new) Palm’s smartphones which are the least mature run HTML5.

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