Alright, folks. This is it. Competition between Android and iPhone OS is about to get really nasty. Hardware is no longer a question.
Why? On Jan 5, 2010, Google entered the phone retail business with the Nexus One — the long-awaited “iPhone killer” Android handset.
I won’t go into specs, because frankly, the reviews already abound for this phone and I’ve never been much for restating the obvious, which is: this phone (on a hardware level) beats the iPhone into the quiet little emo corner it really belongs in. With zero serious competition from the Windows Mobile arena, the Nexus One really only stands to compete directly with the Palm Pre and the iPhone 3GS.
Instead, you can count on finding all sorts of handy guides in the days to come for this nifty new handset.
Update: here’s an over-simplified comparison found on BillShrink.com (note that it ignores some of the increasingly important features like RAM, Flash, and CPU specs):