This is a discussion on "It's Time For Google To Kill The Failed Nexus One" within the Nexus One forums, part of the Google Phones category; Originally Posted by DaveC It may have 'failed' in the US because of your competing and incompatible systems. We are yet to see how well ...
Six months ago if you asked someone what android is they would look at you with a blank stare. Now ask the same question and people will be quick to say my brand new "x brand" has that os with 2.1 and I never thought a phone could be so much fun to use. Our N1's have led that change and will also do that with 2.2 and future updates. Android is a viable platform and the Nexus One proved that it can showcase the capabilities of this os. Will I buy a Nexus Two? You bet your butt and I expect it to again move things forward for the Android platform and others again will follow our lead.
I don't think the N1 is dead or obsolete. It's still a very solid phone and there are plenty of other smartphones to be released soon that are beneath it's level. I think Google did a good job in coming out with a very capable phone in terms of hardware power and technology. I think Google is using this phone to test updates and run all it's software so it's nice to have the phone that is the standard for Google, but who knows when Google will adopt or come out with a better one.
I haven't had any problems really, not even with the t-mobile 3G (yet). I've just had to get use to the screen because i had been so damn use to the ease of the ipod touch.
I also never had any lagging with the keyboard or as many typing mistakes. I've tried smartkeyboard but it lags way more sometimes. I think Google should dedicate more research into coming up with a more efficient keyboard. This means spacing of each individual letter, and size too. Half the time spent sending a message is going back to proofread and then correcting the damn thing because i'm just not confident in the keyboard system.