Box-standard, uninspiring. That is all I can say about Nexus One from Google.
Beating iPhone? Forget it.
And … That is not the end of the bad news.
Google is in a unique position, it is now manufacturing hardware besides paddling software. Being in this position is give Google good choices: It can either come out with an amazing slick phone, or it can use it to showcase Andriod. But what did Google choose to do? Neither.
Worse. Being a hardware manufacturer now means partners company selling phones with Andriod on is going to look on Google warily. Is it going to twick Android for Google benefit but to our disadvantage? This increases the possibility that Android is going down the way Symbian did, without acheiving what Symbian did for smartphone.