Front and back made of glass, like iPhone 4 and 4S. When Apple did it it was a gross oversight and the internet could not rest. Google does it and no one cares.
The point of this project is designed specifically to optimize the base system of Ubuntu including CPU, memory, and power issues. Canonical will not be working on changes to the Ubuntu UI or Unity with 13.04, those changes are tentatively scheduled for 14.04 which is due in April 2014.
Now that is a real Open Source OS on a tablet.
NASA will launch the Android-powered Nexus One smartphone this fall as the brains of a tiny nano-satellite. The Android phone will be at the heart of PhoneSat, a 4-inch cube space agency engineers are building using off-the-shelf parts with a $3,500 budget.
And of course, if there is an update, they will have to wait for the carrier to approve.
The company’s cheeky 21-step teardown revealed that Google’s claims that the product was “designed and manufactured in the U.S.” may not be 100 percent true; much of the device’s innards were created in Asia, then put together in America.
Though iFixit couldn’t place every piece’s origin, the company places them as likely being manufactured in areas that include France, Germany, China, the U.K., the Netherlands, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, India, or the Philippines.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Truth in advertising.