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Nexus One 3G issues persist, hardware related?

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:32PM EST

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A frustrated Nexus One owner posted a very interesting, and very troubling, YouTube video demonstrating how he can “force” his Nexus One to lose 3G connectivity. By placing his hand over the lower half of the phone, as if he were making a phone call, the user can, seemingly at will, cause the phone to switch from 3G to EDGE. If memory serves us correctly the original iPhone had a similar issue involving your hand at the bottom of the phone; it was later determined that the iPhone’s issue was the physical placement of the antenna, not a software issue. Let’s hope that there is some firmware jujitsu that Google can exploit to get the N1’s HSPA working as expected and soon. Anyone else able to get their Nexus One to do this “trick?”

[Via Engadget]