This is a discussion on Up to expectations??!! within the Nexus One forums, part of the Google Phones category; Originally Posted by gr8gorilla I like the customizable nature of "nix" powered devices. I have always enjoyed the Linux platform because it is mine. It ...
Okay, so some of the issues you mention have already been answered, and even though they are frustrating, there are some easy fixes, and have little to do with this phone specifically.
However, there is another issue here, which comes up since you mention HTC; on their own phones which they have full control of (like Hero), they put that nice "Sense" UI and specific features. Are you wondering why Nexus doesn't have any such nice touches? The answer is very straightforward: Nexus One is the "Google" phone; it represents the raw potential of Google's Android platform all by itself. The very principle here is to suggest that no further customization is necessary for a great experience.
Why no file manager? Look at built-in file managers: they get the job done (barely), but never give you enough functionality that you wouldn't get another one if you are a serious user. Why bundle an application that isn't worth keeping in the long run? Android gives you a base set of features that are very solid, and then allows you to easily expand based on what you want. It would be much more convenient to have a list of "the best" file managers to choose from right away, but Android allows all developers equal access to potential users, and that's part of what makes the platform and community so great. It's not a system which leaves things half done, even if that requires some modular functionality.
As for syncing; I agree that it's very annoying for me not to have 100% control over where things go. I don't like syncing at all. But many people do, and Android allows them to connect as they wish.
about the threaded messages: that doesn't sound right, there's probably a way to delete certain ones. Try holding down on that particular message.