Nexus One road test

Update: The test is now over. I think Jason saw it. I’ll have him leave a comment.

Today, I’m trying an experiment with the Nexus One. I hope it works.

At 9:15 AM (California time) I’m broadcasting live at (with location tracking!) using the Qik Android app while driving to work using Google Maps Navigation. I might also switch over to USTREAM to see how that works, so if I’m not broadcasting on one service, check the other.┬áSome things that this will test:

T-Mobile’s 3G network

It will be interesting to see if the broadcast continues live for the entire commute. I think the Qik application will buffer and upload saved video if I lose the connection, creating a complete archive video, so I’ll have to rely on my live viewers to leave comments below letting me know if the live feed cut out at any point.


The Nexus One will be doing all of these things at the same time:

  • Broadcasting live geocoded video using Qik or USTREAM
  • Playing an MP3
  • Providing turn-by-turn GPS navigation
  • Running several background processes such as Swift (Twitter), Google Voice, and Gmail


Although the resolution and quality will be limited by the broadcasting applications, I’m hoping that the nice camera on the Nexus One is able to provide a clear image of the commute.

If you watched, let me know how it went in the comments.

6 thoughts on “Nexus One road test”

  1. When I first went to your qik page, I saw a video of a pizza reheating for 30 minutes, and I thought you had rickrolled me.

    Luckily I stuck around and saw the very exciting video of you driving to work.

  2. Hey, I would like to be able to search google easier. After I get a search results page, either I am going to click on a link or go to the next page. It gets old having to navigate my mouse down to the tiny buttons at the bottom of the screen to go to the next page. I was wondering if it was possible to make the whole white part of the screen a button to go to the next page. A huge invisible button. Got a few other ideas.

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