HTC Bravo / Passion Divx support to be enabled by Nextreaming Player ?


You probably already know by now that the HTC Bravo / Passion (or Nexus One, whatever you want to call it) is rumored to natively support DivX decoding unlike any other HTC device. Well here’s my speculation; my guess is that this will probably enabled by the Nextreaming NexPlayer for Android (licensed by HTC?) which has recently (Nov 9th) passed DivX certification and now officialy supports Qualcomm’s SnapDragon Chipset:

NexPlayer™ is now successfully ported and optimized for the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ platform, including also DivX™ as required for the DivX™ certification. Nextreaming’s DivX™ 4/5/6 decoder, highly optimized for the ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor with NEON™ technology, brings the cutting-edge performances and video experience to the end users. Nextreaming supports also DivX DRM and subtitles (.srt) required for the DivX Mobile Theater Profile.

“We are pleased to announce DivX™ support at NexPlayer™ optimized for Qualcomm Snapdragon™” said Dr. Il-Taek Lim, CEO of Nextreaming. “Our media player is being used by the most important mobile device manufacturers worldwide; we are committed to providing them with the latest technology. With this announcement, we enforce our competitiveness in a popular platform such as Qualcomm Snapdragon™ and we help our customers to prepare attractive devices according to the strong trend of Mobile and Internet convergence. Moreover, the use of internal hardware accelerators in the Qualcomm chipset can make NexPlayer™ more optimized. We will keep updating NexPlayer™ with this aim continuously” he added.

NexPlayer is also the multimedia player licensed by Samsung on all their latest smartphones like the Omnia II, OmniaLite, Omnia Pro , Samsung Jet etc..

Source: Nextreaming

HTC Nexus One vs iPhone & HTC Hero size comparison + 5 minutes video walkthrough


Some more HTC Nexus One action coming our way, this time in the form of a 5 minutes long video walkthrough and some size comparison pictures of the Nexus One vs the iPhone nd HTC Hero:

Android 2.1 is screaming fast thanks to the Snapdragon chipset.

source: Thenexusone.net

More HTC Nexus One live shots and video


Looks like somebody decided to posted some live shots a a short video of the Nexus One in action before getting a call from Big Brother..Google (the twitter account is now set to private..). The QR code on the back of the device leads to the http://www.android.com/holidays:

Source: Twitter via Engadget

First HTC Nexus One video

Nothing really exciting guys, just the HTC Nexus One (Google’s new Android dev phone) booting up…

Update: Here’s the second worthless video

Source: Thenexusone via Engadget

HTC Nexus One boot up animation

HTC Nexus One boot up
Slow news day so please forgive for posting this totally useless news. Here’s a shirt video of the Boot-up animation o the HTC Nexus One..yeah the colors look familiar…Windows logo…hold on..wait….look here. It’s sad day when blogs forget that Google‘s logo has similar colors to the Windows logo…since 1998 (they’ve now edited the story to say that Google uses the same colors after commenters complainde in their comments section).

Source: YouTube via Engadget

HTC Nexus One hits the FCC, new live pictures


Well, here comes some new pictures of the HTC Nexus One (or freakin’ Google Phone as some want to call it..). As it’s been the case since the begining the desing looks kid of lame compared to HTC’s Windows Mobile offerings (especially the HD2). You can also see that the device is running Android 2.1 but if this is to be believed the device will only ship with Android 2.0.X. Google Phone or not Google Phone this whole thing is getting boring. The device has also passed the FCC and cleary shows that it’s compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile.

Source: FCC via Engadget

There’s no Google Phone?


It’s becoming clear now that there is in fact no Google Phone contrary to what many blogs (Gizmodo, TechCrunch WSJ etc..) want you to believe. The HTC Nexus One device we have seen is a developer edition version of what is going to be the HTC Passion (or Bravo / Dragon whatever you want to call it). Just like the original HTC Dream (ADP1) was the dev edition of the HTC G1 the HTC Ion -> HTC Magic (ADP2) the Nexus is Google’s new Android development platform (ADP3). Eldar Mutazin of Mobile-Review who is well connected also confirmed this a few hours ago via Twitter:

Hmmm Google Phone is a kind of fake finaly. Just finish conversation with some guy from Google, story looks in other way then it was discuss
Google employees are testing some features of upcoming version of Android 2.1 on HTC Passion which was called Google Phone (=Android phone)
Some rival company used misunderstanding to lauch rumour about Gphone and new business model from Google (which arent true).

He also thinks that Apple is the source of this baseless rumor (which was first posted by Techcrunch a couple weeks ago..). I guess it helps to generate traffic though..

UPDATE January 5th: Looks like Eldar was totally full of sh@t!

HTC Nexus One / Google Phone spotted

HTC Nexus One
Here’s the first live picture of the Google Phone handed out yesterday and it looks exactly like the rumored pictures of the Dragon we’ve seen a few months ago. The device is supposedly named the HTC Nexus One and has been in use since November according to EXIF data of several pictures found on Picasa (see here). Is this the HTC Bravo? One thing’s for sure, it has a WVGA AMOLED display but it still remains to be seen if this is really a “Google Phone”. Looks like even though HTC‘s been pumping out awesome Windows Mobile device (the HTC HD2) they are also quickly becoming Microsoft‘s biggest freind/enemy. will they be able to continue like that? Or will Microsoft decide otherwise?

Source: Twitter & Picasa via Engadget