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Android Nexus One

Posted in Android, Article on January 20th, 2010 by admin – Be the first to comment

Could not resist while I am in California. I did order an Android Nexus One.

The iPhone is very sexy but there is to many limitations regarding what you can and what you can’t code with it.

I want to experiment with online remixing and this is too tricky with the iPhone.

Here is the picture of the unboxing of the Nexus One, the packaging is great!

Android Nexus One

Android Nexus One

Android Nexus One

Android Nexus One

Android Nexus One

Android Nexus One

Android Nexus One

Android Nexus One

Android Nexus One

Android Nexus One, the accessories..

The accessories: the power supply, the headphones, the usb cable … and the battery, yes you can change the battery, it’s not like with the iPhone where you can throw away your phone when you need to change the battery…

Android Nexus One, the accessories..

Android Nexus One, the accessories..

Android Nexus One, the battery is replaceable!

Android Nexus One, the battery is replaceable!

Android Nexus One, booting for the first time

Android Nexus One, booting for the first time

Once the phone booted I needed to connect it to my wifi. Because I was in an hotel I shared my PowerBook connection and I needed to share the WEP password. To do that I converted the password phrase with this converted www.wifizard.com/wi-fi/convert I did set my encryption to 64 bits and used a 5 word password, very important.

Then I needed to move my contacts from my Sony Ericson k800i to the nexus One. To do that I synched a last time my contacts with iSync and then moved the contacts to my goggle account. To move the contacts to the google account I simply used Spanning Sync 3 in trial edition.

The most tricky thing was to get the sharing of the internet connection of my Mac working with the droid. To do that it was mandatory to convert the password I set on my Mac to an hex phrase. To my my life easy I used a 5 chars word and the basic 64 bits encryption. By using the link on this page you should have quickly the hex string to enter into the droid.

So far so go everything is great and I had no problems using my Mobistar sim and account from Belgium.