Dec 16 AT 7:00 AM Taylor Wimberly 14 Comments

DoubleTwist adds support for Nexus One

Maybe this is news and maybe it is not. DoubleTwist (the desktop sync software I use to convert videos for my Android phone) just pushed out a new update for their Window’s client. We checked the changelog and look what we found:

  • Integrated Amazon MP3 music store. Currently only users with a U.S. credit card can purchase from the store.
  • You can now re-import your iTunes or Windows Media Player playlists (in the Preferences dialog).
  • Support for the Nexus One Android phone.

I’m not sure how or why, but you can clearly see they added support for the Nexus One. So either doubleTwist is really nice and they updated their product for a handfull of Googlers or they know something we don’t (like the rumored January 5, 2010 release date).

If anyone spots any other software updated for the Nexus One, let us know.

Source: DoubltTwist

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  • Drunknig

    Does anybody else think the nexus one looks horrible? I favor the specs but I just can’t get past that design.

    • http://Website beerbelly

      i actually think that too. when the first tweets about the google phone popped up with the statement “Like an iPhone on beautifying steroids.” i was expecting something quite different then this not very beautiful device ^^

    • http://Website jerbear

      What are you looking for in a design? It’s a slab design with a big AMOLED screen and a fast processor. Compared to the iPhone without the AMOLED and at 320×480 running a slower processor I can see how the phone would look and perform better. I can only assume you mean there is something wrong with the physical casing. I think it looks fine. Silver like the Sprint Hero and with minimal clutter without removing the few hardware buttons that you really miss on an iPhone. I think the design is fine for a reference phone or the first of an upcoming generation. Not everything has to look like an iPhone.

  • http://Website ontheFritz

    I actually like the design… all but the trackball. I’ve heard it’s useful, but I just imagine it getting caught on something. And the two-tone shell… there’s a case for that! haha

    • http://twitter.com/DrJeckyl Dr.Jeckyl

      The trackball is actually extremely useful and negates any inconvenience or “in the way” it is.

    • http://Website ari-free

      the trackball is something you can’t replicate with a touchscreen or a keyboard. I wish this had a keyboard but 90% of the time I’m going to miss a trackball on the Droid.

  • http://Website Phillip

    My first thought is that they updated it for a handful of Googlers so they could get some free advertising like this. :)

  • http://Website Kid Disco

    Sounds more like they’re aiming for publicity to me. Why only the Nexus, why not for all Android 2.0 handsets, is the Nexus platform THAT different?

    I guess “Support for the Android 2.0 platform” wouldn’t catch as many headlines eh? Or am I just too cynical?

  • Drunknig

    @ Dr. Jeckyl

    How do you know the trackball is useful? Give me one situation where a trackball is needed on a touchscreen device.

    • http://Website Kid Disco

      Quickly zooming down a webpage without having to shift the phone in your hand.

      It’s not desperately needed, Android handles fine if you never want to use it, but nor is it useless, it’s just there if you need it, unless you don’t :)

    • http://Website Andrew VanVlack

      I find it very useful when a page (such a on the web) has many tiny links in a row. Sometimes you just cant tap it right with your finger. Its good to get things like slider precise. I also find it good for game control and its also very nice for when your lazily laying there and you have one hand or something just to navigate with it.

      • http://Website ari-free

        it’s also great for drawing apps. Enough of the finger paint!

    • http://codethief.eu codethief

      Now, tell me how to highlight something without a trackball or a 4-way-joystick. Having such a thing also makes navigating through long texts you’re working on a breeze.

  • http://Website drock

    They should have made it an optical pad instead of the trackball. Get all the glory of the trackball without a moving ball prone to getting stuck, and it doesnt stick out either which is nice. Even blackberry figured that out.

  1. DrunknigGuest 5 years ago

    Does anybody else think the nexus one looks horrible? I favor the specs but I just can’t get past that design.

    • beerbellyGuest 5 years ago

      i actually think that too. when the first tweets about the google phone popped up with the statement “Like an iPhone on beautifying steroids.” i was expecting something quite different then this not very beautiful device ^^

    • jerbearGuest 5 years ago

      What are you looking for in a design? It’s a slab design with a big AMOLED screen and a fast processor. Compared to the iPhone without the AMOLED and at 320×480 running a slower processor I can see how the phone would look and perform better. I can only assume you mean there is something wrong with the physical casing. I think it looks fine. Silver like the Sprint Hero and with minimal clutter without removing the few hardware buttons that you really miss on an iPhone. I think the design is fine for a reference phone or the first of an upcoming generation. Not everything has to look like an iPhone.

  2. ontheFritzGuest 5 years ago

    I actually like the design… all but the trackball. I’ve heard it’s useful, but I just imagine it getting caught on something. And the two-tone shell… there’s a case for that! haha

    • The trackball is actually extremely useful and negates any inconvenience or “in the way” it is.

    • ari-freeGuest 5 years ago

      the trackball is something you can’t replicate with a touchscreen or a keyboard. I wish this had a keyboard but 90% of the time I’m going to miss a trackball on the Droid.

  3. PhillipGuest 5 years ago

    My first thought is that they updated it for a handful of Googlers so they could get some free advertising like this. :)

  4. Kid DiscoGuest 5 years ago

    Sounds more like they’re aiming for publicity to me. Why only the Nexus, why not for all Android 2.0 handsets, is the Nexus platform THAT different?

    I guess “Support for the Android 2.0 platform” wouldn’t catch as many headlines eh? Or am I just too cynical?

  5. DrunknigGuest 5 years ago

    @ Dr. Jeckyl

    How do you know the trackball is useful? Give me one situation where a trackball is needed on a touchscreen device.

    • Kid DiscoGuest 5 years ago

      Quickly zooming down a webpage without having to shift the phone in your hand.

      It’s not desperately needed, Android handles fine if you never want to use it, but nor is it useless, it’s just there if you need it, unless you don’t :)

    • Andrew VanVlackGuest 5 years ago

      I find it very useful when a page (such a on the web) has many tiny links in a row. Sometimes you just cant tap it right with your finger. Its good to get things like slider precise. I also find it good for game control and its also very nice for when your lazily laying there and you have one hand or something just to navigate with it.

      • ari-freeGuest 5 years ago

        it’s also great for drawing apps. Enough of the finger paint!

    • codethiefGuest 5 years ago

      Now, tell me how to highlight something without a trackball or a 4-way-joystick. Having such a thing also makes navigating through long texts you’re working on a breeze.

  6. drockGuest 5 years ago

    They should have made it an optical pad instead of the trackball. Get all the glory of the trackball without a moving ball prone to getting stuck, and it doesnt stick out either which is nice. Even blackberry figured that out.