Further supporting the rumor that the Nexus One will be released as a Google-branded phone, Androidos reports that Google has actually filed a trademark application for the Nexus One name. This all went down last December 10 which should help convince skeptics out there who still doubt the authenticity of this device.

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For those looking for a little more action, here’s a short video courtesy of TheNexusOne blog showcasing the animated start-up sequence on this upcoming Google phone that ends with a “Welcome to Nexus One” message. It’s pretty amusing, but it’s a little too lengthy in my opinion for a simple boot-up.

Our previous post pegs the release of the Nexus One on January 5 with Google selling it direct to consumers and T-Mobile the likely carrier to offer it up subsidized in the US. If it makes it to Canada, who would you guys want to sell this Android 2.1-based Snapdragon touchscreen phone locally – Rogers, Bell, Telus, or Wind Mobile?

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