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All posts tagged "nexus one"

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Gingerbread Update Coming to Nexus S Users

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "Android Software" @ 05:00 PM

"Instead of hopelessly checking for updates until the time is right, the Powers That Be are now offering the upgrade as a manual download to anyone who is already running 2.3.3 on the i9020T (the AWS-equipped model)."

If you meet the requirements and just can't wait, the 2.3.4 update is ready for manual application. Otherwise you can wait for the OTA which should be arriving soon on applicable devices.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

OTA Update of Android 2.3.4 Released for the Nexus One but it's Missing Something

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 05:30 PM

"Good news: Android 2.3.4 is en route to your Nexus One. Bad news: it lacks the Google Talk video and voice chat options that Nexus S users will get to enjoy in their slice of the same Gingerbread iteration."

This is too bad! I really wish they would give video and audio abilities to all versions of Google Talk, front facing camera or not. Sometimes you want to show something going on rather than yourself anyway. Really, even if you have no camera's the voice chat could be very handy when you're out of minutes on your phone or for some other reason conventional calling will not do the trick. Did you get the official 2.3.4 update on your Nexus One? What do you think?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Gingerbread Updates Now Ready for Your Nexus One or Nexus S

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "Android News" @ 07:30 AM

Well looky here; just a couple of days after announcing that the 2.3.3 Gingerbread OTA update was coming for the Nexus One and Nexus S the zip files have shown up as well. For those of you (like me) who are too impatient to wait for the OTA, you can download the files from the following links:

Nexus One: FRG83G to GRI40

Nexus S: GRH78 to GRI40 or GRH78C to GRI40

Android Central has great step-by-step instructions for applying the update to the Nexus One. The only difference for the Nexus S is that you hold the volume rocker up when you power up in step 4.

I just applied the update to my N1. After the break I'll share my thoughts on the update process and my initial impression of the update.


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Nexus One And Nexus S Both Receive SMS Bug Fix

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 08:00 PM

"Not to be outdone by the Samsung Vibrant update, both the Nexus one and Nexus S are received updates last night."

Just relax Nexus One owners... This isn't the update you're looking for. Samsung has reported that the 2.3.2 update currently rolling out to Nexus S users is to address the dreaded Android SMS bug. The Nexus One also received an update to Android 2.2.2. Without any official word from Google one can probably assume that the Nexus One update also addresses the same SMS bug. If you haven't received the OTA update yet and just can't wait (like me) follow the read link for download locations and instructions for both devices. I've updated my Nexus One and haven't' really noticed anything different but I had never experienced the SMS bug to begin with. Any Nexus owners out there had this update pushed out to them?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Update For The Nexus One Begins To Roll Out: Sadly Not The Gingerbread Man

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 10:30 AM

"The Google Nexus One just got itself a little update. It's still Android 2.2.1 -- no Gingerbread yet, folks -- and the 1.3MB download looks to be a bunch of patches and bugfixes."

Okay, calm down folks. This isn't the update we've all been waiting for but perhaps it is and update to get us ready for the one we are really waiting for. The only thing I noticed was that the most recent Gmail update from the market is now in the ROM so I got that little bit of space back.

They guys over at Android Central have given the update a thorough tear down. They say it appears to touch almost every system application with larger updates for the Email app and Market. Most likely this is just a patch to get us ready for either the Market changes coming down the line and/or for the Gingerbread update. Let's hope this means we get a 2.3 update in the next week or so.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Gingerbread Man Cometh: The Nexus One Is Getting An Update "In The Next Few Days"

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 12:00 PM

"Google had originally wanted to launch the Nexus Two device alongside Android 2.3, the next release of their mobile operating system, also known as "Gingerbread". That's not going to happen. The Nexus Two has been delayed. But it appears that Google is full steam ahead on the Gingerbread release."

What wonderful news to wake up to this morning! Will our beloved Nexus One's be getting a taste of Gingerbread this week? I certainly hope so! Far from being official, this news comes from one of the leadership team members of the Open Handset Alliance. So there is a chance that he has some idea of what might be going on. This lines up well with the rumored November 11th release date for the Gingerbread SDK. I'll for sure be keeping my fingers, toes, and antennae crossed. If you get an update in the coming days be sure to let us know.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I Just Accepted My First Square Payment, Looking for Uses!

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Software" @ 04:00 PM

Back in the springtime of this year, when the world was thawing out and the sun grew hotter with each passing day, I did set up an account with Square. Alas my account languished in the 90% verified state for many months while I waited for supply chain issues to be resolved, and I was deeply saddened by the perpetual waiting. However now that the first signs of Autumn are upon us, I have found my waiting to be resolved. Earlier today a Square reader was left in my mail slot, and I processed my first credit card transaction, $1.00 from myself, of which I'll receive $0.82 at the end of the month. My journey begins.

So aside from the cool sticker and the reader I got today, what do I really have with such a service? Most certainly I can fix the dreaded problem among friends where a bill comes at a restaurant, and rather than ask the waitress to split it, all decide to chip in (on credit of course) and make a quicker exit. I can now triumphantly tell my friends that I'll put it on my card and charge theirs, losing only a small amount in transaction fees (Something I'm willing to do - these are my friends after all). Aside from that problem though, what can I use my Square and Nexus One for? Certainly on-the-spot consulting just got easier ("Ah, you want me to look at your computer"), and I can be the only garage sale on the street that takes plastic. But for me, and perhaps many of us who signed up for Square due to the "Wow, that's cool" factor, what practical uses exist?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Dealing with a Broken Nexus One Power Button

Posted by Jon Westfall in "HTC Android Phones" @ 07:30 AM

"Google's Nexus One has been, or still is for some users, one of the best Android handset available. However it is far from being the perfect device we would all want to own. They have been reports of problems with the 3G signal, the quality and precision of the screen and also the reliability of the power button. In some cases, the power button will completely stop working and you'll end up with a nice, Google-branded useless piece of electronics."

I love my Nexus One, but boy am I glad this problem hasn't hit me (yet). But now that we've had some time to deal with it, Androidguys has a nice list of fixes that can make your Nexus One at least workable again. Of course you can always call HTC and see if they can help you as well.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Google Sued Over Nexus One 3G Connectivity Problems

Posted by Tony Rylow in "Android News" @ 12:30 PM

"On Tuesday, Google was slapped with a breach of contract class action lawsuit alleging that its Nexus One smartphone failed to maintain 3G connectivity and that the Mountain View company not only made misleading claims about the product's capabilities but also failed to adequately support customers in search of answers."

My first Android device was a Nexus One, and I experienced these exact same issues. I spent plenty of time on the phone with HTC, who claimed I was just in bad coverage areas (everywhere I went). Even when I could switch my SIM into another 3G-capable device and have a perfectly stable connection in the same location. I was offered the option to send my device in for replacement, but after reading various posts of people on their 4th or 5th device, I decided to get a refund to find another phone. While I am against most suits, I think Google deserves this one.

Tags: google, htc, nexus one

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Google Phone: The Nexus One Reviewed!

Posted by Jon Westfall in "HTC Android Phones" @ 08:00 AM

Product Category: Android 2.1 Smartphone
Manufacturer: HTC
Price: $529 (T-Mobile 3G) - Find it on eBay now!
Specifications: 800 x 480 3.7'' AMOLED screen, Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11g WiFi, 1 Ghz Snapdragon processor, MicroSD Card slot, MicroUSB Charging, 5 MP Camera


  • It's speedy and responsive;
  • Good fit in hand and light;
  • Camera takes excellent photos.


  • The price;
  • Unused trackball and lack of buttons;
  • 3G reception issue for some.

Summary: Honestly, this article was written when you could still buy the device easily. Still a great device though, and it deserves a review! For years we heard it was coming. The "Google phone" would revolutionize our lives. Then last winter we saw it, and experienced the fastest Android handset on the market running the newest version of the operating system. But for those who are still wondering if they should upgrade (from say a G1) or switch (from say an iPhone), questions may still be unanswered. So read on for more information about my journey with the Nexus One!


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