Video: Understanding The Nexus One Design Process
Google reveals the thinking behind the design of its latest Android device, the Nexus One, in the video it is distributing through its YouTube channel. The first device Google has sold directly to consumers, the Nexus One is shown to be a collaborative effort between Google and its hardware partner, HTC.
Additionally, in this short recap of the Nexus One design thinking, Google gives credit to another innovative technology partner, Audience. Audience is the maker of a voice processor which isolates the sound of a cell phone user's voice from the ambient noise that often makes their mobile phone calls sound scratchy, tinny and echo-y. (You can listen to their demo and decide for yourself how great an improvement it really is.) Although the call quality improvement Audience provides was highlighted in materials around the Nexus One launch, the story of Google direct sale of the unlocked phone seemed to trump the newsworthiness of this tiny piece of electronics.
While the video doesn't give away any real design secrets, it's a fun overview of the some of the features and highlights Google thinks are worth noting about this high-end smartphone.