Google’s Nexus One: $174.15 To Manufacture. No Multitouch.

by Klaus on January 11, 2010

in Mobiles, Tech News

American company, iSuppli, took an inside look at the Nexus One phone from Google, manufactured by HTC. It turns out that the price for all parts accumulate to $174.15.

The most expensive part is the 1GHz Snapdragon CPU from Qualcomm which apparently accounts for around $31. The 3.7″ AMOLED screen from Samsung is estimated at around $24, also being one of the more expensive parts of the phone. The 3rd most expensive part is the memory, also from Samsung, which comes in at around $21.

For comparison, iSuppli estimated the manufacture price for iPhone 3GS  – when first launched – to be $179, a tad more expensive than Nexus One.

A very important thing to remember about those prices, they don’t include the billions of hours spent on research & development on either of the phones. Well, maybe not billions of hours, but many hours.

Multitouch be gone!

On a side note – Google now confirms that they’re shipping the same phone both to the US and UK, which means the European version will not have multitouch.

Motorola Droid didn’t support multitouch in the US either but the European version did. For some reason, Nexus One does not ship with multitouch overseas. Apple apparently patented the multitouch technology (or something like that), but several is said to believe that the patent is only valid in the US.

Why Nexus One arrives in Europe without multitouch, I don’t know.

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Tom January 11, 2010 at 21:45

I am really interested to see how much on an impact the Google Nexus will have on the iPhone.
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Klaus @ TechPatio January 13, 2010 at 19:05

Not too much I think, considering a new iPhone is likely to arrive this Summer 🙂
But we’ll see. It’s good with some competition at least.
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Martin January 12, 2010 at 09:23

If nothing else we can all be glad that there actually is some competition to keep apple on their toes. I’m liking the android system though, even if it does have some annoying features. Not quite as slick as the iphone in general use though.

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Jayce January 12, 2010 at 15:40

No worry. XDA community will hack to make multi touch work for it. 🙂
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Klaus @ TechPatio January 13, 2010 at 19:05

Is that possible? If yes – cool. Still sucks that most people will never get to use it (since they don’t want to hack it – or even know it’s possible).
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Beth Charette January 13, 2010 at 09:27

I saw this Nexus demonstrated at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It was the most outstanding little gizmo I could imagine.

I am rather new to the market. But I have seen the iphone and this one.

I have to say, were I in need of this type of communication device, I would go right out and purchase this thing.

It is so handy, and versatile. I can see why for many such a thing is addictive.
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Klaus @ TechPatio January 13, 2010 at 19:06

I’m sure it’s a great device and I would love to try one out. I don’t think it will replace my iPhone though 🙂
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