February 8, 2010 | by Marin Perez
The Nexus One just got a high-profile nerd endorsement, as Linux creator Linus Torvald called the device a “winner” in his blog.
“I no longer feel like I’m dragging a phone with me ‘just in case,’ I would need to get in touch with somebody – now I’m having a useful (and admittedly pretty good-looking) gadget instead,” Torvald wrote.
It’s not just that Android is based on Linux either, as he says the G1 and various Linux-powered Motorola phones weren’t up to par. Of course, he’s by no means a standard user. He makes it clear in the post that he doesn’t really feel it’s necessary to have any cell phone, and he digs the Nexus One because of its GPS navigation features. I’m not sure the Nexus One had a nerd cred problem but this should eliminate any traces of that. Now, if only the mainstream would catch on.