Nexus One Unboxing


There should be little doubt that this phone is a Google branded experience.  Look at that box – there’s literally nothing on there save for the Google logo and Nexus One name.  Reminiscent of you-know-what.   The chaps at TechCrunch were passed 4 pictures of the Nexus One as well as quick bootup video.  Naturally, we felt obligated to share!

That UI is sexy, isn’t it?  That stock Android experience has come a long way since the G1!  Oh… and if you break out your Android handset and scan the barcode in the pic, you’ll be taken to  Random question – how does one scan the back of their own phone?

Thanks Benjamin!

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    • @Shonzilla
      December 23, 09:34 Reply

      Actually, that wouldn't work as it would "mirror" the image (switch left and right or up and down depending on the position of mirror relative to the QR code) and it would not be legible anymore.

      One way for Android to "bite its tail" would be to snap a photo of the QR code and than scan it right from the camera or computer screen.

      The geek in my had to reply to this. :-)

  1. @UnkzDomain
    December 22, 00:24 Reply

    I was hoping that there would be something cool on it.

  2. WootRoot
    December 22, 00:26 Reply

    the qr links to….

  3. WootRoot
    December 22, 00:27 Reply

    why was it covered up in previous pictures? i just dont get it..

    • Fred Flintstone
      December 22, 01:54 Reply

      Contrary to popular belief, not all googlers are geniuses. Especially the ones that leak confidential information to the internet.

  4. @TFJ4
    December 22, 00:30 Reply

    Someone try spoofing the Nexus One browser agent and try it?!

  5. 513
    December 22, 00:40 Reply

    We already know what it is, just a smal memory game.

  6. WootRoot
    December 22, 00:44 Reply

    lol i can only imagine the google employees with a nexus

    "let me scan YOUR nexus, i want to play that game again"

    "no, let me scan YOURS!"

  7. @brandonkruger
    December 22, 00:45 Reply

    Link only points to the memory game. Nothing to get excited about. However, seeing it in that packaging looks like it's not directly carrier-associated, which is a good thing.

    • ari-free
      December 22, 07:57 Reply

      it's another proof it's a google phone (if you thought the box was just a photoshop job)

  8. jiqqaman
    December 22, 00:48 Reply

    ummm remove the cover and scan with the phone….

  9. @TFJ4
    December 22, 00:56 Reply

    Common sense to the rescue! I sure didn't think about that though!

  10. ari-free
    December 22, 01:38 Reply

    OK OK it looks like there really is a Google phone

  11. Fred Flintstone
    December 22, 01:42 Reply

    In order to scan the back of the phone without removing the cover you must take the phone to a location with extremely non-euclidean geometry. We have one of those in the Google main campus.

  12. chris
    December 22, 02:45 Reply

    of course you do. are they hiring?

  13. ari-free
    December 22, 03:04 Reply

    yeah that or the non-euclidean geometry room

  14. marc
    December 22, 03:46 Reply

    Anyone know the internal storage for apps yet?

  15. Ricky
    December 22, 05:05 Reply

    To scan it can't u just take the battery cover off while the phone is on and take a picture??

  16. TareX
    December 22, 09:08 Reply

    No way does this phone make the iPhone look "like an ugly oversized brick"…

  17. farhad
    July 07, 03:41 Reply

    i love this phone.. this is cool..

  18. lose weight
    November 24, 19:57 Reply

    Thanks buddy. Not bad submissions you got here. Have some more links to link to which have more information?

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