Just two days after Google unveiled Android OS 2.2, the Nexus One has received an upgrade to the new version.
The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system is the first to include tethering and portable hotspot software.
It is required for devices to run Adobe Flash Player 10.1, which allows the web browser to fully make use of websites that use Flash for navigation, games, and showing video.
Android OS 2.2 also contains a number of other small enhancements, but none of the changes significantly change the platform.
he AT&T version is now available with the T-Mobile version while the Verizon version has been dropped with the HTC Droid Incredible taking its place. With the Sprint HTC EVO 4G becoming available in June we now have to wonder if the Sprint Nexus One will also be dropped soon.
If the Sprint version is dropped then there will be now CDMA version of the Nexus One and the fact that Google sells hardware seems to make less sense.
Source: ZD Net
The Nexus One may be upgraded to 802.11n Wi-Fi when Android 2.2 will ship, as Broadcom and Google have discretely released new drivers for the Wi-Fi chipset of the smartphone. These drivers would enable 802.11n. Although the drivers are not yet part of the operating system, they were compiled for Android 2.1 and were successfully connected to the much faster wireless networking. Analysts observed that the hardware was capable to work at higher speeds but had not been used at its highest capacity until now.
Source: HT lounge
Vodafone subscribers over in the UK have something to celebrate over as reports are filtering in that Google’s Nexus One phone should be hitting Vodafone UK by the end of this month.
Source: Android Guys.
Announced earlier was two new mobile smartphones named the KIN ONE and KIN TWO, so NOT the Nexus One on Verizon.
This means the release date for the Google phone on Verizon is still a mystery. The Microsoft KIN ONE and KIN TWO will release on Verizon Wireless early May 2010.
Source: Phones Review.
WireFly are always hard at work evaluating the latest and greatest phones and they have written a nice little summary comparison of the Google Nexus One vs HTC Incredible:
In several critical areas, the HTC Incredible is the Nexus One trapped in a different body. Both devices are Android-powered phones made by HTC, and share the same amount of RAM and same 1GHz Snapdragon processor. While the Google Nexus One runs the vanilla version of Android known widely as the Google Experience, the Incredible uses HTC’s custom-designed user interface built over top of Android. The Incredible also has a more powerful camera than the Nexus One
Source: Android Spin
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Rumors about just when Google’s Nexus One smartphone will hit the market have abounded for months now. The only official word from Verizon about the whole deal was that it was ‘coming soon’ and should be ready by ‘Spring 2010.’
Times of the Internet spoke to a source at Verizon who wished to remain anonymous, and this source said that the launch was ‘imminent.’ Apparently there are some legal issues holding up the launch, but these details shouldn’t be enough to delay the Verizon Nexus One for long.
“Expect it before the end of April,” said the source.
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- So Where is the Nexus One, Verizon? (jkontherun.com)
Bouygues Telecom is the first French mobile carrier to list the Google Nexus One on its official website.
Unfortunately, Bouygues doesn’t say when exactly the Nexus One will be available – but it might happen this month, when the Google superphone should also be available via Verizon in the US, and via Vodafone in the UK.
Source: Unwired View
Apart from a larger and better resolution touchscreen display, the iPad also boasts of a brand new chip running at the core, an Apple A4 1GHz processor to be exact. So, how does this new processor stack up against Cortex A8 processor of the iPhone 3G S and the Nexus One’s 1GHz Snapdragon processor?