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Google Nexus One vs iPhone 3G: which is better choice for video playing?

Now that Google’s Nexus One phone has been revealed, the question everyone is asking is how does it compare to the other current top smartphones on the market? Moreover, is it worth switching to Nexus One from your current device? Now, I have narrowed down my choices to Google Nexus One and iPhone 3G S and I’ve had a really tough time choosing between the two:
Thinner than iPhone, Google Nexus One features a 3.7-inch (9.4 centimeter) AMOLED (Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) touchscreen display. Measuring 119mm (H) X 59.8mm (W) X 11.5mm (D), the phone offers 800x480 pixel screen resolution.
On the other hand, iPhone 3G S comes with 3.5-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 320 x 480 pixels. The phone measures 115.5 x 62 x 12.3 mm.
Operating system
iPhone's current model runs on iPhone 3.1 OS. The phone is powered by ARM Cortex A8 processor. Among key features, the upgraded software now lets users cut, copy & paste, a sorely missed feature in the iPhone 2.0. iPhone 3.0 also offers multimedia messaging capability with the new 3.0 software allowing users to send each other photographs from the phone.
Nexus One will run on Android Mobile Technology Platform 2.1 software, the most recent version of the mobile platform offered by Google. The phone has a 1-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Android 2.1 which add several 3D user interfaces features and lets users customize home screen.
Battery life
Apple claims that iPhone 3G S supports up to 12 hours of talk time, 30 hours of audio, 9 hours of Wi-Fi, 10 hours on video playback, and 5 hours of 3G talk time.
According to Google, Nexus One will offer talk time of up to 10 hours on 2G, up to 7 hours on 3G. Standby time is up to 290 hours on 2G and up to 250 hours on 3G. The phone offers video playback of up to 7 hours and audio playback of up to 20 hours.
App Advantage
Apple iPhone App Store iTunes offers people over 90,000 apps. Nexus One, on the other hand has its own Android Market that offers mere 20,000 applications.
Unlike iPhone, Google's first-gen handset offers a 5 megapixel camera (with auto focus, a 2x digital zoom and LED flash) and video recording at 20fps (720 x480). It has build-in multimedia player and supports: MPEG-4, H.263 and H.264 etc video formats and MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR, WB/NB, WAV&MIDI, etc audio formats.
The third-gen iPhone packs a 3 megapixel camera with video capturing, auto-focus mechanism and editing capabilities. The earlier two versions shipped with only a 2 megapixel camera each. And it also has multimedia player, but supports: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, M4V&MP4, etc video formats and MP3, AAC, AIFF, WAV, VBR &Apple lossless, etc audio formats.
Both are good multimedia smartphone and support many video and audio formats. But, if you has a AVI file, how to play it with both two smartphone? I get answer from Google search. You may try Nidesoft Video Converter which could convert video or audio files between all popular formats to convert AVI file to MPEG-4 format. Detailed process is as follows:
Firstly, you could free download and install Nidesoft Video Converter from: http://www.nidesoft.com/downloads/video-converter.exe.
When you finished the download process, run the .exe file to install it.
Step 1: Click “Add File” button to import your videos from your computer.
Tips: Click a file in the list and you could use the preview control buttons to play the file.
Step 2: Click "Format" combo box to select the output format, such as to mp4 for iPhone.
Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start conversion. The conversion will be completed in a short time.
Ok, now you have converted your AVI files to MPEG-4 format files which iPhone 3GS and Nexus One supports and you may use it more convenient. Another I also find Nidesoft DVD Ripper could rip DVD to multimedia phones’ video and music: 3GP, AVI, WMV, MP4, WMA etc. So, it is not a problem to watch your favorite DVD on mobile phone. I think these two Nidesoft software are necessary additional software for mobile phone users.
As for memory
Nexus One packs 512MB Flash, 512MB RAM and 4GB Micro SD Card which can be expanded to 32GB.
Apple's third generation iPhone comes in two memory options, 16GB and 32GB. The phone has 256MB RAM. But iPhone 3GS doesn't have a card slot for further memory expansion, which is a sore point.

At last, a big disappointment in Google Nexus One is that it doesn't support multi-touch functionality unlike Apple iPhone 3G S. And a trademark of Apple, multi-touch allows users to interact with the device by placing two or more fingers directly onto the surface of the screen.
Android system smartphone has been favored by manufacturer, after all, only it may compare with Apple. But the Android system is not totally same the apple and we also see a new innovation from Nexus One. But as the first independent brand phone using Google, the Nexus One may be the best Android system phone as so far. If it can be become the biggest competitor for iPhone, we still see!

How to play Video and DVD on your HTC phone: HTC Shadow, Touch HD2, Diamond, Hero, etc

Numerous friends play attention of phone may have noticed, in 2008 and 2009, the Android system has been taken customers welcome - G1, G2 and G3 is well known. At this time, except for the HTC, that many manufacturers is holding wait-and-see attitude. But, after a period of precipitation and accumulation, many firms take the Android market prospect is good and rapidly launched many new phones, just taken the Android system. Even once the eldest brother - MOTOROLA also issued a high-end machine, which prove the Android system has a large influence in the users and manufacturers. So, if you are a mobile phone user or senior players, or to change to try new things, then the HTC mobile phone is a best choice for you. Now I have narrowed down my choices to HTC HD2 and HTC Touch2 which two of the most popular Android mobile phones.
HTC Touch2 and HTC HD2 are two of the latest touch screen mobiles from HTC, one of the leading manufactures of innovative and stylish mobiles. Both of these handsets come with some useful and innovative applications that can be best suitable for businessmen and professionals.
Design Features
(A) HTC Touch2 is resistive touchscreen and HTC HD2 is capacitive touchscreen mobile. But both are projected very high resolution images with support of 65K colors. While the HTC Touch2 comes with 2.8 inches screen with a resolution of 320 by 240 pixels, the HTC HD2 comes with large 4.3 inches screen with a tremendous resolution of 800 by 480 pixels.
(B) The Touch optimized zoom bar and Touch FLO navigation are the highlights of HTC Touch2. On the other hand, HTC HD2 has accelerometer sensor for auto- rotate, proximity sensor for auto turn-off, ambient light sensor and pick-to-mute a call. Moreover, with a UI as heavy on the visuals and touch interaction as the Sense Experience, you expect a lot from a screen, and the HD2 certainly delivers.

Connectivity Options
1 Both of these handsets with 2G and 3G networking capability ensures wide connectivity options for the users. HTC Touch2 and HTC HD2 have integrated Microsoft Mobile application support and HTC Touch2 is powered by QUALCOMM 528 MHz microprocessor and HTC HD2 has 1GHz Snapdragon processor.
2 The best features included in both these mobiles are 3.5mm audio output jack and GPS navigation facility with A-GPS, which helps the travelers to get all the required information of the locations whenever they require.

Camera Features and Multimedia
HTC Touch2 comes with 3.2 MP camera supported by Fixed Focus, Camera Setting and video recording capabilities. On the contrary, HD2 brings along the camera—a decent 5-megapixel number with a blinding flash and VGA video capabilities—wakes up as fast as you can point its lens, and tapping the home button, no matter how many apps you've got toiling in the background, always results in a satisfyingly clean and snappy return to HTC's ostentatious homescreen.
For providing entertainment to the users HTC Touch2 incorporates music player and video player supporting MP3, MIDI, AMR, WAV, AAC+, eAAC & WMA music files and MPEG4, WMV, ASF, 3GP, 3G2, M4V & AVI video files. Whereas HTC HD2 also has a video player which supports MP4, 3GP, AVI, etc and allows playing music in MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, AAC+ file formats on its music player. If you don’t have MP4 file or MP3 files, you may try Nidesoft HTC Video Converter which is the first and best video converter for HTC mobile phone Android system. It is professionally designed to help you convert video to HTC formats: MP4, AVI, WMV, H.264, MP3, etc.. With the HTC converter tool, you could play and enjoy movies on your HTC phone any where and any time. As follow is process.
First, Download and install this software!
Step 1: Launch the program and Click "Add File" button to load source video files to be converted
Step 2: make settings: click “format” drop list to select “HTC Android MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)” as output video format. Set your video size and quality under the preview window.
Step 3: Click "Convert" button to start to convert video format.
After the file is converted, just transfer the file to the videos folder on your HTC mobile and enjoy your newly created video. Another Nidesoft DVD Ripper could rip DVD movies to most popular formats easily and quickly, such as: Rip DVD to MP4, 3GP, iPod/PSP/Zune, MOV, WMV, AVI, etc which HTC mobile phone supports formats. So these tow software is a good assistant for HTC mobile user! In addition, HTC HD2 also embeds FM Radio with RDS while its rival is missing it

Other Attributes
Both of these phones incorporate 512 MB ROM and card slot option besides, Touch2 carries 256 MB RAM while Touch HD2 carries 488 MB RAM. Moreover, GPS with A-GPS support and Pocket Office feature are commonly available on both of these. Exception this, HTC HD2 also adds HTC Peep and HTC Footprints function!

In the end, I make up my decision. The HTC HD2 made the most sense to me as media player and business assistant. But as I’ve noted the HTC Touch2 was also pretty impressive and could be a viable option for many others. In the future, hope the phone manufactures can continually launch better mobile models, and then eventually benefit will belong to our consumers.