Posts Tagged ‘Nexus One’

The age old saying of “you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been” can be applied to so many different things in life. It’s widely accepted that those words of wisdom were first uttered in the context of taking a look at our ancestry and heritage with the aim of planning a future for ourselves. However, the same words can also be applied to consumer technology with the embedded GIF summing up beautifully the evolution of the Nexus smartphone over the last three years.

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Some smartphones just outright refuse to die. The HTC HD2, released in late 2009, is the most recent example of this. It was the first smartphone with a 4.3” display*, powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera. The HD2 was the last smartphone that was based on Windows Mobile 6.5, but later, thanks to vibrant community support, the device was able to run Windows Phone 7, and Android all the way from 2.2 to the recently released 4.1 Jelly Bean.

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It’s all go at Google these days. They’ve just shown off their latest version of the Android mobile operating system; Ice Cream Sandwich, and their hardware partner Samsung has announced the Galaxy Nexus as the first handset to sport it. Now it seems there’s another Android Nexus phone packing Ice Cream Sandwich, and it’s not the one you expected.

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The almost obsolete Google Nexus One – predecessor to the Google Nexus S – has received a minor update to its operating system. Google has begun rolling out Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread (Build: GRK39F) for it and we’ll guide you on how you can install this update manually, right now.

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We first heard yesterday about the possibility of Google’s Android 2.3.4 bringing video calling to the Nexus S, thanks to a tweet from a supposed Samsung employee. Now Google has confirmed that this is indeed the case, and the update will arrive in the ‘next few weeks’.

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The wait is finally over ! If you haven’t got the OTA update notification on your Nexus One yet, you no longer have to worry. The official Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread for Nexus One is now available for download. You can install it manually by following the instructions posted below.

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Yes you read that right ! Google has confirmed that Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread OTA (Over-The-Air) update for both Google-branded phones: Nexus S and Nexus One is rolling out now. But be patient as the OTA rollout may take a few weeks to complete.

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The SDK version of Android 3.0 Honeycomb has been ported successfully to Google Nexus One. Dubbed as Honeycomb N1 alpha v0.1, this tablet-optimized version of Android will bring all the goodness from the latest and greatest version of Android to Nexus One.

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Why do the likes of Google and Apple think that if they won’t roll out an update officially, it will never come the consumers way? Maybe they have that holier than thou attitude but developers in the more free world have the brains and tools to do so. Without actually waiting for the term official attached.

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The latest and the greatest Android phone, the Google Nexus S is finally available now for purchase in US at Best Buy stores. Customers in UK will be able to purchase it starting from December 20th.

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Google today has officially taken the wraps of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Version 2.3 brings lots of new features to the Android platform. Some of these include: UI refinements for simplicity and speed, Faster, more intuitive text input, one-touch word select and copy / paste, improved power management, control over applications, and new ways of communicating, organizing (Internet calling, Near-field communications, Downloads management and camera).

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I have been complaining a lot lately about how Google is taking a lifetime to release the Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread for its users. We had reports of it coming with the release of Nexus S from Samsung last month but that was postponed for some reason.

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The sequel to the original HTC-produced Nexus One is here, and its called the Nexus S. Designed by the folks (Google) in Mountain View, California, and manufactured by Samsung, Nexus S will be powered by the upcoming Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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Earlier today, Best Buy accidently published a text-based ad on their main website, which revealed the existence of the upcoming Google Nexus S (Samsung GT-i9020) for T-Mobile.

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Well, the Nexus Two isn’t coming any time soon since TechCrunch recently reported that Google discovered a “major hardware issue” with it. But that isn’t stopping Google from pushing ahead from releasing the next version of Android: version 2.3 “Gingerbread” (it’s NOT going to be 3.0).

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Gizmodo has done it again, well sort of anyway. As the title suggests, the long rumored Nexus Two is real, and this time, Google has picked Samsung instead of HTC to build it.

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Rumors around the purported Nexus Two release are heating up. In a post on Android and Me, Taylor Wimberly has reported that Samsung, not HTC, will announce the N2 on 8th November and will be responsible for the hardware part of the phone. This news comes from various “trusted sources”.

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A business daily based in London, City AM, has reported that a second Google-branded smartphone dubbed Nexus Two will land in the United Kingdom this Christmas.

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Google’s very own smartphone and current developer device – the Nexus One – is now receiving an OTA update for Android 2.2.1 (Build FRG83). It is unclear at the moment what the update does, but it is safe to say that it probably fixes bugs and improves general stability. It does, however, remove the ability to perform one-click rooting.

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Folks at XDA-Developers have managed to hack PlayStation 3 with Google Android phones. With this hack or let’s just refer it to as jailbreak, you’ll be able to create backups of your PS3 games. You’ll have to use Google to find other uses.

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