Nexus One Eve Info Roundup: What is the Real Screen Res?

OK, folks! Here we are on Nexus One Eve. And, apparently, the A-class bloggers (though not me) have Nexi (is that the plural) in their hot little hands and have been blogging about it all weekend.

TheNextWeb led off by finding a video on YouTube that provided the first clear look at the Nexus One’s Android 2.1 graphical user interface. I was especially impressed by the sliding window interface in one of the apps…

First Crisp and Clear Video Demo of Google’s Nexus One. 10 Minutes of it.

Engadget actually got a real live Nexus One to play with and provided lots of photos, a demo video, and initial impressions…

Exclusive: Google Nexus One hands-on, video, and first impressions

Specs:
– 1GHz Snapdragon CPU
– 3.7 inch display with 480×800 resolution
– 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, 4GB microSD card included
– Tweaked for T-Mobile USA’s 3G
– 5 megapixel camera with flash
– No physical keyboard
– No multi-touch support

Google apparently admired Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition’s Dreamscenes (animated backgrounds) and revived the concept for Androdi 2.1 (it is gone from Windows 7 as far as I can tell). This feature is call “Live Wallpaper”.

Meanwhile, the Nexus One Blog has an actual full review…

Nexus One Review

They note that it is a bit lighter than the iPhone (4.58 oz. vs 4.8 oz.) and a whole lot lighter than the 6 oz. Droid. This review disagrees with Engadget regarding screen resolution. Nexus One Blog says the resolution is 480×720 (vs. 480×800 as Engadget reports).

Finally, I don’t think Technologizer’s Hugh McCracken received a Nexus One eval unit (now I don’t feel so bad). But, he does offer up a prelimary T-Grid comparing the Nexus One to the iPhone…

Verizon Droid vs. Google Nexus One: The Provisional T-Grid

And, we have a third screen resolution provided by this article. Hugh says it is 854×480.

Notes to Hugh: The Droid definitely has a compass (magnetometer). Apps like Google Maps and Metal Detector verify this even without looking at the innards. Android tethering still requires rooting the system.

There you have it! The Nexus One Eve info roundup. We should have definitive answers by tomorrow (including the actual screen resolution).