The Nexus One Lovefest is Over: It Isn’t an iPhone Killer – Here’s What I Think

Wow, that was a quick turn from “best thing ever” to “hate fest”… It started with T-Mobile’s confusing discount plan (or lack of) for people wanting to buy the Nexus One at a subsidized price by getting T-Mobile service with it. Then came talk about and later confirmation of…

(TMoNews) T-Mobile Acknowledges Nexus One 3G Problem

…and then more general criticism…

(Techland) Nexus One Review: The Hardware Isn’t the Problem, Android Is

I checked in with my own laundry list of missing features (so far) yesterday…

Nexus One is a Keeper-But, Here’s What’s Missing

So, here’s the thing… Neither Google nor HTC claimed that the Nexus One would be the end-all-be-all Android phone or an iPhone-killer. I’m not a Google/HTC apologist. But, as someone who paid my hard-earned $529 and sees the various Nexus One flaws, I think it is exactly what it was supposed to be: The first of a series of unlocked Android phones available directly through Google and throwing a small monkey wrench in the way wireless carriers in the U.S. do business.

The Nexus One is not an iPhone-killer or BlackBerry-killer. It is, however, a decent phone with a couple of good features and a number of flaws. Mine became unresponsive to touch yesterday afternoon, for example, and required a power cycle (pulled the battery).

If you want to follow what Nexus One owers are saying, you might want to check out the…

Google Mobile Help Forum: Nexus One and Android Devices