October 24, 2014

The Great Debate: Motorola Droid or Nexus One?

Okay, so I have been sitting on the sidelines hearing about all the buzz to the lead up to the T-Mobile banded Nexus One and now it looks as if those of us on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon will get a little Nexus love very soon.  While I am not psyched about it being a touch screen only device, the killer app that may be swaying me is Swype.  I have been using this nifty keyboard app on my Droid for two weeks and am amazed at how accurate and easy it is.  In fact, I rarely even use the HW keyboard, not that I used it that much before. Further, I think the Motorola Roi tablet would be a great companion to the Droid on Verizon.

But I digress.  The Nexus One specs have almost become legend because of the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.  Its WVGA AMOLED display makes my beloved Droid seem like an outdated Startac by comparison, and only after three months no less!  As my Android Guys compadres know, I am usually the first to jump on the technology bandwagon and gleefully pay the “geek” tax that comes with buying the latest-and-greatest both financially and emotionally; but the Nexus One just doesn’t seem to have the pop that the Droid had.  Now I know, most out there think the Droid is an ugly, flat black piece of geekery that only us pocket protected IT guys use but I really like the sleek clean lines and its sharp angles.  Not to mention the hardware keyboard, warts and all.

I am not interested in live wallpapers, Google Earth, or anything else that steals power away from the 1Ghz processor.  I just want it to be fast and virtually indestructible as witnessed in Google’s own manufacturing videos.   So for me, I guess I may have just talked myself into the Nexus One.  I have already been feeling my Droid slowing down the longer I have it and for some reason it has been losing its icons when I slide the screen up to expose the keyboard.  If the Android 2.1 update does not fix this problem it may be going half way out the door anyway.

What do you think?  Am I the only one who is  jonesing for the N1 when it hits the Big Three carriers?