Google HTC Nexus One out of stock

By on August 20, 2010 at 8:45 AM.

Google HTC Nexus One out of stock

First Google killed the HTC Nexus One, then resurrected it for developers, and now the phone is just plain-old out of stock. In a quick blog post today, Google wrote:

A couple of weeks ago, we arranged that registered developers could buy an unlocked Nexus One via their publisher page in Android Market. We think it’s a good development platform and a nice phone. Apparently, you agree. Somewhat too many of you, in fact; we blew through the (substantial) initial inventory in almost no time, and they’re back-ordered from HTC, who are doing a pretty good job of managing runaway success amid a worldwide AMOLED shortage. Everyone appreciates that it’s important to the platform to get phones in the hands of developers, so we’re working hard on re-stocking the shelves; stand by.

If you have a Nexus One, hold it close. If you yearn for a Nexus One… absence makes the heart grow fonder. No? More →

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Google to keep Nexus One available for developers, a classic never dies

By on August 5, 2010 at 11:43 AM.

Google to keep Nexus One available for developers, a classic never dies

In a short but sweet blog post, Google announced that the HTC Nexus One would remain available to developers for purchase for $529. Here’s the full text of the post:

We’ve always offered unlocked phones for direct sale to registered Android Developers. As of today, the Developer Phone is the Nexus One, at a price of $529. To see the details or order a phone, you need to sign in to your Android developer account and click on the “Development Phones” link.

The Nexus One combines an up-to-the-minute platform (Android 2.2), modern hardware, and the pure Google Experience software suite. It’s a good choice both for people who want to build Android applications using either the SDK or the NDK, and those who want to experiment with modified versions of the Android platform. Note that the Nexus One still ships with Android 2.1 but will download 2.2 soon after you turn it on; make sure you’re near a fast network.

As well as being an outstanding developer platform, it’s a really nice everyday phone; we’re really happy to have connected the right dots to make this happen.

If you still want to purchase a Sexy Nexy, you can pony up the $25 registration fee to become and Android developer, although… it does look like only the 900/1700/2100 MHz 3G (T-Mobile) model is available. Anyone planning to take advantage of the N1 rising from the dead? More →

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HTC touts Super LCD displays amidst AMOLED display shortage

By on July 26, 2010 at 7:50 AM.

HTC touts Super LCD displays amidst AMOLED display shortage

What’s better just as good as an AMOLED display? How about a Super LCD! HTC has just released a press statement letting us know that they will “introduce Super LCD display (SLCD) technology into a variety of HTC phones including the HTC Desire and global Nexus One later this summer.” HTC boasts:

SLCD is the latest generation of LCD technology that offers improved performance from earlier LCD panels including approximately five times better power management. SLCDs also offer an enhanced viewing experience with wider viewing angles that are enabled by Sony’s new VSPEC III™ technology.

HTC acknowledged “high-demand” for its smartphones with 3.7-inch displays, and CEO Peter Chou said the new displays would enable HTC “to ramp up our production capabilities quickly to meet the high-demand.” Hit the jump to check out the full press release. 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

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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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Google now selling its final inventory of the Nexus One

By on July 16, 2010 at 4:31 PM.

Google now selling its final inventory of the Nexus One

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Folks looking to snag a Nexus One before the Android handset disappears into the sunset are encouraged to make their purchase as soon as possible. Google has received its last shipment of Nexus One handsets from HTC and is selling off its remaining stock. Though the Nexus One will still be available through Vodafone in Europe and KT in Korea, the developer stock available from Google will soon be gone. Login to your Android developer account and grab this piece of Android history while you still can.

[Via IntoMobile] More →

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Some Nexus One users experiencing Wi-Fi connectivity issues

By on July 14, 2010 at 5:05 PM.

Some Nexus One users experiencing Wi-Fi connectivity issues

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There is a fairly extensive support thread over at Google — that stretches from January of this year all the way to the present — that details issues some Nexus One owners are having with Wi-Fi connections. The bug reports all read like this: your N1 connects to a wireless network; you put the phone down and the display eventually goes to sleep; while the screen is off the N1 is still technically connected to the wireless router but no data is passing through the device; the device sees itself as having a connection to Wi-Fi so it does not revert to cellular data; no email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. updating/data is flowing in the background. The thread reports that the only way to remedy this issue is to flick Wi-Fi off then on every time you turn the screen on, or to turn Wi-Fi off completely. The thread reports that the glitch happens primarily on AT&T model Nexus Ones and later models of the T-Mobile N1s. The group of affected users have seemingly flushed out the Google suggestion that it is a specific type of router causing the issue, and no specific Android firmware can be pegged as the culprit. We want to hear from you AT&T and T-Mobile Sexy Nexy owners. Are you seeing this issue?

UPDATE: Apparently an update to remedy this issue has been pushed into the AOSP repository, have a look for yourself. Thanks to Howard for passing this along. 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

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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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Android 2.2 gets official for the Nexus One

By on June 29, 2010 at 6:59 AM.

Android 2.2 gets official for the Nexus One

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Sexy Nexy owners rejoice, as Google has officially announced the availability of Android 2.2 (a.k.a. Froyo) via an over-the-air download. Google had the following to say:

In order to access the update, you will receive a message on your phone’s notification bar. Just download the update, wait for it to install, and you should be all set. This update will be rolled out gradually to phones – and most users will receive the notification by the end of the week . We hope you enjoy these new features.

Let us know when your N1 gets the goods, and definitely let us know what you think of the new code! More →

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Nexus One hacked to support 720p video recording

By on June 9, 2010 at 5:55 AM.

Nexus One hacked to support 720p video recording

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The Nexus One’s inability to record videos in HD has always been a bit of annoyance, but thanks to a member of the xda-developers community, 720p video recording is now a go on the one true Google Phone. To get the mod to work you’ll need to be running Cyanogen’s CM5.0.8test3 and up. This means that for the time being Froyo is not supported, but a remedy for the lack of love for 2.2 is said to be coming soon. Click on through to check out a video shot by a Nexus One running the mod and then hit up the read link to grab the patch.

[Via Android Police] More →

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Android 2.2 being pushed out to the Nexus One?

By on May 22, 2010 at 7:04 AM.

Android 2.2 being pushed out to the Nexus One?

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We have not been able to verify this ourselves yet, but reports have been coming in since late last night about Android 2.2 going live on the Nexus One. TechCrunch’s MG Siegler is also reporting his handset has received the update, by being greeted with the upgrade prompt while charging his handset. How is it looking out there for everyone else in Froyo land? More →

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Sprint confirms it won't carry the Nexus One

By on May 10, 2010 at 4:45 PM.

Sprint confirms it won't carry the Nexus One

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Following in Verizon’s footsteps, Sprint’s PR people have let it be known that the Google Nexus One will never have a home with the Now Network. Singling out the lack of need for the handset in their portfolio thanks to the bigger, better, faster and stronger HTC EVO 4G, Sprint is no doubt going to raise the ire of the rank and file of the Android Army for killing what was likely their only change to have an Android smartphone exactly as Google intended it. But trust us… We’ve used both and think Sprint did the right thing.

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Official: HTC Nexus One not coming to Verizon Wireless

By on April 26, 2010 at 11:45 AM.

Official: HTC Nexus One not coming to Verizon Wireless

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We’re not sure this really matters, but…it looks like Verizon Wireless will not be getting the HTC Nexus One after all. If you direct your browser over to Google’s phone purchasing site, you’ll notice a nice little note under the Verizon Nexus One section that reads:

For Verizon’s network, you can buy the Droid Incredible by HTC, a powerful Android phone and similarly feature-packed cousin of the Nexus One.

Previously, the note had suggested the Motorola DROID as an alternative for those fanboys Android lovers that just could not wait, however, when we contacted Google for clarification they gave us this statement on the record:

We won’t be selling a Nexus One with Verizon, and this is a reflection of the amazing innovation happening across the open Android ecosystem. Verizon Wireless customers who want an Android phone with the power of the Nexus One can get the Droid Incredible by HTC, which can be pre-ordered now and which will be available in Verizon Wireless stores on Thursday, April 29th.

We feel the HTC Incredible is an ample, and logical, successor to the N1. Any of you Verizon Wireless, Android junkies have your little hearts dead-set on the Sexy Nexy?

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