Downloads of Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) for Nexus S, Nexus One provided courtesy of XDA

By on February 24, 2011 at 6:36 PM.

Downloads of Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) for Nexus S, Nexus One provided courtesy of XDA

If we know you, and we think we do, you’re not the kind of person that wants to wait two weeks to get Gingerbread (Android 2.3) on their Nexus device. Neither are we. Thankfully, the gang over at XDA-developers have posted two, Android 2.3.3 download links — one for the Nexus S and one for the Nexus One — for those looking to force-feed Google’s latest and greatest code-base onto their device. Hit up the read link to venture on over to the XDA forums for further instructions… and enjoy your dessert. More →

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Google pushes Android Gingerbread 2.3 to Nexus One handsets?

By on December 6, 2010 at 12:19 PM.

Google pushes Android Gingerbread 2.3 to Nexus One handsets?


If you’re feeling a little down now that the official successor to the Google Nexus One, the Nexus S, has been announced, don’t feel too bad — reports around the internet indicate that Google has just started pushing the Android OS 2.3 update out, and it’s ready for you to hit that upgrade button. Gingerbread brings along Wi-Fi calling at the OS level, faster keyboard support, even better power manager, download manager, UI refinements and updates, along with support for some pretty sexy hardware that the current Nexus One unfortunately doesn’t contain.

UPDATE: False alarm on the Android 2.3 update for the Nexus One. According to Reto Meier, developer advocate at Google, the update is due in the next “few weeks.” If you’re really anxious you can check out the Android 2.3 user guide. More →

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Nexus One getting Android 2.3 OTA this week?

By on November 8, 2010 at 8:09 AM.

Nexus One getting Android 2.3 OTA this week?

Alright, we don’t want to get everyone all riled up on a Monday morning, but this next bit of speculative news is pretty exciting. Recently, a gentlemen by the name of Alvaro Fuentes Vasquez let go a pretty exciting tweet. The 160 character quip, which was written in Español, roughly translates as:

Prepare your Nexus One (Developer version) for Android OTA update 2.3 (Gingerbread) for the next few days :-D

A quick look at Mr. Vasquez’s LinkedIn profile reveals the following position:

Leadership team and usability at Open Handset Aliance (sic) | Google Andoid (sic)

Assuming that “Aliance” means Alliance, and “Andoid” means Android, this is pretty big news. The Open Handset Alliance is “a group of 78 technology and mobile companies who have come together to accelerate innovation in mobile and offer consumers a richer, less expensive, and better mobile experience,” explains the group’s homepage. “Together we have developed Android, the first complete, open, and free mobile platform.”

Will we see Android 2.3 drop in the “next few days”? Man, we hope so. More →

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Nexus One no longer available for purchase from Google

By on July 21, 2010 at 11:17 AM.

Nexus One no longer available for purchase from Google

Nexus One Google Webstore

The day hath cometh. Last week, Google cautioned users that after it had sold through its remaining stock of HTC Nexus Ones the handset would no longer be available — unlocked — directly from Google. Today, that warning has become reality. A quick glance at http://www.google.com/phone tells the sad story. Wel… it was fun while it lasted. More →

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Ubuntu shoehorned on to Nexus One

By on July 8, 2010 at 8:07 AM.

Ubuntu shoehorned on to Nexus One

Ubuntu on Nexus One

If you really love Linux, and are a Nexus One owner, nexusonehacks.net has a tutorial for you. The site’s founder has managed to get Ubuntu linux running on top of Android 2.2 on his rooted Nexus One handset. The site provides a video walkthrough of what Ubuntu will look like on the Sexy Nexy as well as a step-by-step guide on how to accomplish this feat. If you are looking to spend some quality time with your N1 whittling away your Thursday, hit up the read link and have at it. More →

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Nexus One Froyo update gets update, FRF91 available OTA

By on July 2, 2010 at 11:21 AM.

Nexus One Froyo update gets update, FRF91 available OTA

froyo

A few days ago, Google officially released Android 2.2 (Froyo) Build FRF85 to its army of Nexus One owners. Yesterday, Google began making a small update to 2.2 — labeled with build number FRF91 — available via an over-the-air download. The update, which weighs in at around 2 MB, is labeled as being “security fixes”; no further information is available. If you get the OTA notice on your N1 let us know if you find anything visually different, and if you don’t feel like waiting for the OTA push, you can always grab the files here. More →

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