The Nexus One is the device that many people had once craved for. But, let’s face it–it is not a hot thing anymore, as better devices are popping out in the market. This is inevitable, though–a time will definitely have to come when a product becomes obsolete. In this case, obsolete in terms of the “What’s the hot thing?” criterion. But, for those who have kept their Nexus One alive, there is great news for you. The time for your Nexus One to get some slick and classy upgrade has finally come.
For those who still do not know, version 4 of the popular MIUI ROM based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich has arrived for the Nexus One. If you want to load up [...]
It shouldn’t come as surprise to many of us that the Nexus One won’t be getting an official update to Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich. According to Google’s Hugo Barra, as reported by the Telegraph, the Nexus One is just too old to receive the update. Which is basically what we figured, and why it wasn’t on our prediction list to get the ICS upgrade.
In all reality, the hardware simply isn’t powerful enough to ensure for a good experience. But, as we have all gotten used to over the last couple years, we fully expect someone to put together a ICS ROM for the Nexus One, hopefully someone over at XDA is working on it for us.
According to PocketNow, the Nexus One seems to be back in business, running Android’s new OS version, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. A developer known as dr1337m, had recently taken advantage of the new SDK by porting it to new devices, most notably the Nexus One.
There are, however, still a variety of different issues with the port. Some of these problems include audio instability, small transitional animation glitches, and the broken use of Wi-Fi, for the average mobile speed demon.
Even though that are some pretty major bugs, these could be worked out by developers soon, because in all fairness, the port was released pretty quickly.
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Congratulations Nexus One owners, the wait for Gingerbread is almost over. Today, Google has finally begun pushing out the latest version of Android, codenamed Gingerbread, to Nexus One devices. While the rollout is likely to take a few days, it’s likely that if you have a Nexus One, that you will receive it very soon.
Nexus S owners can also look forward to an OTA update as well, which includes fixes for some annoying and troublesome issues, like the random reboot issue, and support for Near Field Communication. It also includes a substantial change that prevents Facebook from syncing the way it used to.
Google is aggressively expanding its anti-Facebook ambitions, and [...]
Although Google have not released an official note regarding the update, nor is there an official ‘changelog’ to details what is new, really smart people at xda-developers are allegedly stating that this update ‘patches the vulnerability [...]
Adobe has finally made available its Flash Player 10.1 to Google’s N1 users that are running Android 2.2 Froyo. Beta versions have long been available to N1 users via the Android Market, but now users can get a broader scope of Flash support for things like video, games, and more.
Today on the Android Dev Blog, it was announced that the Nexus One has officially become the new developer phone, replacing the Google Ion. It is noted that the new dev phone will ship with Android 2.1 pre-loaded but will get an update to Froyo shortly after it is turned on. The phone is paired up to T-Mobile’s network and can be had for $529.00. Features of the Nexus One include:3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen 512MB FLASH memory 512MB RAM WiFi (802.11b/g) Bluetooth 2.1+EDR A2DP streo Bluetooth 5MP AF camera 2x digital zoom LED flash 1400mAh battery microSD card slot (expandable up to 32GB) USB 2.0 GPS/aGPS
Google has officially announced the closing of its Nexus One online web store. The company said it has received its last shipment of the device and, once sold out, the store will shut down for good. Customer support will still be available for Nexus One owners, if needed. Google also added that the Nexus One will continue to be sold by partners including Vodafone in Europe, KT in Korea, and some local markets.
A forum thread over at XDA-Developers has revealed that the Google Nexus One is receiving yet another official OTA update to Android 2.2, bringing the build up to FRF91. The word on the street is that this update is a security fix, and as one XDA forum poster notes; “My guess would be that it’s probably a fix to the exploit which allows people to root without unlocking the bootloader.” Of course, it is his guess. If you want to check out the update file yourself you can access it here.
The update .zip is only 2m large and this makes it obvious that it does not contain a huge amount of updates.