Verizon Droid vs. Google Nexus One: An Ongoing Comparison
For the past two months, Verizon Wireless's Droid by Motorola has had the privilege of holding the undisputed title of Coolest Android Phone on the Market. But its reign may be short, if everyone's assumption that next week's Google Android event turns out to be the unveiling of Google's Nexus One (aka "the Googlephone") turns out to be accurate.
The Nexus One remains unannounced, but there's information (or alleged information) about it all over the Web. So it doesn't seem premature to put together a provisional T-Grid comparing it to the Droid. The Nexus One data here is culled from sources such as Engadget and Gizmodo, and for now, you should pretend that each and every field has an asterisk next to it indicating that it's not confirmed.
What are the key differences between the two phones? The Nexus One (which lacks a physical keyboard) is apparently thinner and lighter. It's supposedly got an OLED screen which is said to be gorgeous. It runs on T-Mobile's network rather than Verizon's (it'll reportedly only work on AT&T in sluggish EDGE mode). And it's allegedly got a very fast CPU (1-GHz?) and twice the RAM of the Droid. Plus a newer version of Android that's been further tweaked by Google.
Okay, enough apparentlys, supposedlys, reportedlys, and allegedlys. Info after the jump -- I'll update it once Google has weighed in . . .
This T-grid is a work in progress, subject to expansion and revision. Click on the image below for the full comparison chart.