Jan 07 AT 7:42 PM Taylor Wimberly 22 Comments

How does the mainstream media view the Nexus One?

Have you ever heard of Newsy? (Yeah, me either). Founded by a former VP of Ask.com, Newsy is a multi-source online video news site that monitors, analyzes and presents the world’s news coverage. I guess you could say they watch the news, so you don’t have to.

On the flight to Las Vegas I was watching CNBC and they did a segment on the Nexus One. It was laughable how their high-paid analysts knew virtually nothing about Android, except it’s not an iPhone.

Newsy has gone through the trouble to collect Nexus One clips from CBS, CNBC, CNN, ABC, and more. Check out what the old media is saying about Google’s latest phone.

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  • http://www.bendroid.com John Bendroid

    Can that analyst at 1:02 in the video drink anymore Apple kool-aid? My gosh…

  • http://Website CheeseKing

    Its funny how THIS is the real story…honestly it makes me sick how dumb people and the media really are.

  • http://simplyblog.net Miguel Wickert

    No surprises here, that old media makes me sick in all sorts of ways. You guys keep delivering the goods. Appreciate the coverage and insight.


  • http://Website Zer0-9

    …and this is why I hate the media. Way to misinform an already misinformed populace with a collection of opinions based on little fact and filled with tons of unsupported wishful thinking.

    Android has a better application market than most, second only to the iPhone and the gap between them isn’t really significant.

    Google should take over the billing? Please, like any of the carriers would support that.

  • http://c0wz.wordpress.com benderunit9000

    all I saw was a bunch of pundits yapping their trap

  • http://facebook.com/FckingAllen FckingAllen

    lol….. Newsy fails

  • http://Website JAguirre1231

    Trying not to get left behind? Wow, I’m willing to bet that Apple watched over these reviews

  • http://Website Ben Tolmachoff

    While I hate to agree, the CNN guy seemed to be the most informed and correct. While the Snapdragon processor is nice, the screen is absolutely amazing and 2.1 is a feast to look at and use, there really isn’t anything “game changing” about this phone. It will force Apple to come out with a better device, but by the time that happens, the Nexus Two (for lack of a better creative name) will be out, and up the ante (sp?) once again.

    Consider Google’s new line of phone(s) the future gold standard of smart phones; they (Google) won’t be the ones making the risks, trying new pricing strategies, etc. They’re going to play it safe and leave those risks to smaller companies with more to gain. What they will do, however, is be the ones actually driving the industry forward, forcing companies to make the phones themselves, not the pricing/selling strategies, better. Google seems to be content with that, and I am as well.

    • http://Website Andy

      CNN guy did seem to know the most about it. This competition should drive smartphones further: iPhone will probably have to add HD screen (not sure what that would do to their apps), MS is already saying WinMo 7 is just around the corner (hope it’s not a disappointment). Competition is a good thing and the idea of an iPhone “killer” is a myth (perpetuated in part by Verizon/Droid). It doesn’t need to kill the iPhone to capture a large chunk of the market.

      Don’t know about a Nexus Two by June, but maybe a bunch of other Nexus Ones by other names (a la Euro Hero, Sprint Hero, Droid Eris). And that’s a good thing. Might give HTC a chance to add multitouch and their SenseUI goodies.

      Still want an HD2 running Android on AT&T or Verizon/Sprint. Next big thing?

  • http://Website Psym

    Whenever a techy story comes out and makes you realise how little the news reporters know on any one topic, it always makes me think how innacurate the other stories on much more important events might be.

  • http://Website Michael Deguzman

    The media sucks.
    Android slowly started but it is rapidly growing. Android OS seems like its everywhere, reading android/tech blogs ALL the time.

    The guy’s right about the apps. The Android OS is surely getting so much better, but what really makes ALL phones is the apps

    All i Know is… android updates all devices to its current, and gettin the nexus one and it already being rooted, we’ll be updated on any phone for a good year or 2.

  • http://Website gad

    My God, if the news media can’t get this right, i wonder if the news they feed us everyday can be trusted.
    I will no longer trust what they tell me anymore, must take it with a pinch of salt, and do my own research.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdrewing Christian

    Well the mainstream media in Germany knows it better. Der SPIEGEL says “by it’s hardware, it should be called just an ordinary smartphone, but doing so we would do it wrong to Google. The big difference regadring the Nexus is it’s software.

    Translation: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spiegel.de%2Fnetzwelt%2Fgadgets%2F0%2C1518%2C670288%2C00.html&sl=de&tl=en

  • http://androidsandsheep.com Pearl

    Unfortunately the biggest hit to the Nexus One was all the internet hype that emerged before the press release. I love the direction Google is heading in but the expectations were raised waaaaay too high.

  • Jorge

    I will never trust the media again…

  • http://Website just some dude

    media is bias to there parent company so take it with a grain of salt, we have the Internet now so it makes it easy for someone to weed out fact from delusion. And regarding Google/Android it has grown steadily, its not like with the intro of the Nexus One the world will flock to it. But i think if you look at the adoptions of the OS in relation to the time line of its relese, it is the fastest adopted Mobile OS ever. And if that trend holds true for 2010 and on “and it looks like it is” and with carriers bumping other OS’s for Android world wide, Well its a matter of time Before Android is everywhere.

    We will be mocking Other OS’s in favor for Android like we mock windows mobile today.

  • http://Website Andrew

    As a member of the media (local newspapers for 13 years), I can say that journalists find people who say what they already believe. And the story line they want to push is, “Is this an iPhone killer.”

    This is ridiculous because no new phone is going to KILL the iPhone, in terms of six months from now, we’ll hear Steve Jobs say, “Oh, one more thing. We’re throwing in the towel on the smartphone market.

    This is why they seem incapable of looking at what the Nexus One does do well. Saw a NYT review (I think) saying the N1 was a failure because it didn’t have pinch to zoom and a physical ringer switch … really? Those are the determining factors? Thanks New York Times. NEWS TO ME.

    I would like to point out the falacy of the guy saying NOBODY is gonna buy this for the screen. It’s taken every bit of self control not to pick up the Droid for it’s big beautiful screen and that, along with the integrated connectivity, is the biggest thing pushing me in the Android direction.

    Full disclosure: The games make me want an iPhone and the HD2 may make me wait till February to see what Windows 7 has in store. But I’d buy N1 today if the Verizon version were out.

  • http://Website Roy

    If you take a look from a wider point of view google is not “trying” to keep up if anything they are getting farther ahead of apple and microsoft than ever before.

    Google entered their Mobile OS Android for one reason in my opinion… to crush windows mobile and iPhone.

    I’m sure most of you noticed Google is also developing an operating system Chrome OS. Now why would they enter into this ring? To crush Microsoft and Apple.

    It goes without saying the search engine keeps its hold of being the best and locking out Microsoft bing as well…

    The goal here kids is world dominance and open source for everyone. Google doesn’t care who sees their code or modifies it. Unlike Microsoft and apple that lock down their OS’. Google takes a different approach… let the people have full control.

    Goodbye apple and microsoft its been nice having you around but I’m ready for true software freedom!

  • http://organizedfellow.com OrganizedFellow

    The one part I’ve not heard anyone state is the control that the apps have.
    Sure you can have the same game or app title across Palm, WinMo, iPhone and Android. But Android is the only OS that allows you to make any app the default.
    Don’t like your camera app iPhone users? Sorry. Don’t like your IE browser WinMo users? Sorry. Don’t like your Home screen app Android users? You’re Welcome!

    We get to pick and choose which app we want to be default.

    How many home screen replacement apps are there in the Android Market? How many screen shots of ‘Home’ have you seen that are different? All the iPhone home screens I’ve ever seen look exactly the same.

    To me, that’s one of the significant differences between iPhone and Android.
    There are others, but that’s my favorite one.

  • http://Website Chris

    you could bank on it, ANDROID will be #1 in all catagories in 2-3 years from now. just look at how far Android has come. With the release of the Nexus One, i feel like Android is just starting and is only getting better. bacause of Nexus One and the Droid, many devs will come over to Android and our app #s will spike up.

    on a side not, out of the 100.000 apps on the app store, 80.000 of them are tip calculators and fart apps.
    GO GOOGLE & GO ANDROID!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://Website Tim

    Like it or not. Those viewpoints by the “media” are the viewpoints by the general public. Think about all the basic features that iPhone didn’t have for the first 2 years…and it still revolutionized the industry – even making long-time touchscreen product companies like Palm and HTC look like a joke.

    I’m honestly expecting Android to be reduced to almost nothing if the iPhone is released on the other US carriers this year. The only reason Google is able to gain any ground right now is because iphone is exclusive to AT&T. If a **non techie** person walks into a store and sees the iPhone next to ANY Android device, they will ignore the Android device hands down.

    Understand I’m an Android fan and really want it to succeed but Apple has got a stronghold that will only increase when the new iPhone comes out. I’m surprised that Google was not able to pull out a real WOW feature with Nexus One. Mark my words, Apple will, and it will be one of those slap yourself in the head moments when everyone says “why the hell didn’t we think of that?”

    I’m really expecting Apple to follow Google’s approach and do the online purchase thing – where you choose your provider after you choose hardware too.

  • http://Website Scott


    “The goal here kids is world dominance and open source for everyone. Google doesn’t care who sees their code or modifies it.”

    Wrong! The goal of Android is advertising – pure and simple. It’s one more avenue to get more google ads infront of more eyeballs! Much like iPhone’s main purpose is to get iTunes in front of more and more eyeballs.

    Both are vehicles to each company’s bread and butter.