With the launch of the Nexus One and the launch of its own web hosted storefront, Google is aiming to become a the hardware provider, software provider, the sales point, leaving operators to only be a provider of connectivity.
Manufactured by HTC, the Nexus One features dynamic noise suppression from Audience, Inc., a large 3.7″ OLED display for deep contrast and brilliant colors and a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ chipset for blazing speeds. Running on Android 2.1, the newest version of Eclair, the software includes innovations like a voice-enabled keyboard so you can speak into any text field, fun Live Wallpapers, a 3D photo gallery for richer media experiences and lots more. Of course, it also comes with a host of popular Google applications, including Gmail, Google Voice and Google Maps Navigation.
Today, the web store allows you to purchase the Nexus One without operator service or with service from T-Mobile USA.
Looks like this is going to be one interesting year for mobility!