Speaking of the Nexus One.. Someone got their hands on one and made a 10 minute video of the phone in action. It’s been leaked to YouTube.
The video shows off many of the capabilities of this iPhone Killer. It appears to play very clean video streams, connect almost seamlessly with Google Apps, Android apps and impressive user interface. This video comes from TheNextWeb (there is no sound):
At the same time, Engadget is showing off high-res photos of the phone which were taken as part of a demonstration to test the 3D benchmark using Qualcomm’s Neocore.
Now with all of that, and the phone still almost a week away from release (January 5 is the official release), hackers are already hard at work on the phone. According to Gizmodo, an anonymous forum poster named Paul has successfully “rooted” the phone (this means gained superuser access or “root” access).
This may not sound like much, but to the geek, it’s the Holy Grail of any system. With root access, you can change nearly everything about the device’s software, including the operating system. Or nearly anything else about the device, so long as it’s rooted in software. With most devices, it takes weeks for this to be discovered, but since much of the Nexus One is based on open source from Google, it was far easier.
Definitely more cool news about this new Google phone.