Tag: Nexus One

  • Google loses lawsuit to patent troll Bedrock Computer Technologies

    Google has been sued successfully and lost for use of Linux on it’s server platform.  Although this may not be a huge loss to Google financially, this issue could extend to the Android platform. Bedrock Computer Technology has also sued AOL, Yahoo and Amazon to name a few. Will companies like Bedrock Computer Technologies impede […]

  • Want to buy a new Nexus One? Better Hurry.

    As was mentioned back in May, Google will stop selling Nexus One though its online store once the last shipment has sold. For all those keeping track, the last shipment has been delivered and now it’s only a matter of time. For any die hard Nexus One user that can’t live without one, you’ll still be able to get them through KT in South Korea, Vodafone in Europe and in the United States, it can still to be purchased from various retail locations. Registered Android developers will still be able to get them through sales partners. According to Google, its customer support lines will remain open for current users.

  • Another Android 2.2 Froyo update for Nexus One – FRF91

    Another rumored Froyo update? According to multiple sources, the Nexus One is set to receive yet another official OTA Android 2.2 update. The new build will be FRF91. This update doesn’t provide any new features. Only some security updates and smaller changes. According to one XDA forum poster; “My guess would be that it’s probably a fix to the exploit which allows people to root without unlocking the bootloader.” But as he said, it’s only his guess. Here’s the download link for the savvy androidians that don’t want to wait for the OTA.

  • Froyo Officially Released For Nexus One Owners FRF85B

    Last week we reported on the rumored “official” Froyo update for the Nexus One, with a version of FRF83. Last night, Google officially announced the Froyo update, which they say will be gradually pushed to phones this week. People are reporting the update version is FRF85B and is about a 500Kb update from FRF83. Last […]

  • Android Updates: Froyo Official On Nexus One & Minor Update Coming For Evo Users

    There are a few Android updates coming out over the next few days. First of all, the Google Nexus One is finally getting an official update to Froyo, with the official version being FRF83. There’s been two leaked builds over the last few weeks, FRF50 and FRF72, but this one is rumored to be official and is actually coming OTA to those stock users. Google also released their source code and its up on AOSP now. Now onto the Evo, there’s reports showing up that are suggesting another OTA update is coming for it on June 28th. This is said to just be bug fixes and somehow “enhance wifi”, which could mean 802.11n support officially. Its also said to improve battery life and fix some Exchange issues. With Froyo finally becoming official on the Nexus One today, we highly doubt we’ll see it on the Evo by next week, but hopefully within a month or two!

  • Nexus One Case Battle – Case Mate Tough Case vs. Gelli Case

    Case Mate is known for high quality cases for all types of phones. A few months ago I purchased the Case Mate Tough Case and have been using it since. Today I got the opportunity to try out their Gelli Case, so I put them head-to-head. The Gelli Case comes in a clear smokey color while the Tough Case comes in 10 different color combinations. Read on for the results and more pictures…

  • Google Closing Down Phone Web Store – Changes Coming

    We all knew the Nexus One was a project by Google to help change the wireless industry as we know it. They were hoping to make things more open, similar to how GSM operates. By selling an unlocked phone, they were hoping to be able to offer it on every major US carrier, but that hasn’t happened. They had a deal with T-Mobile originally, which offered a full-price unlocked phone, or a subsidized option. A few months ago, they released an unlocked version that is compatible with At&t 3G. There were also announcements of having support for both Verizon Wireless and Sprint, both of which seem to have fallen through. Read more…

  • Android 2.2 450% Faster Than Android 2.1…Sometimes

    The folks over at AndroidPolice are lucky enough to have a Nexus One running Froyo, Android 2.2. You’ve probably seen the slight changes to the homescreen, heard about Flash 10.1 finally coming to Android, make more RAM available for the Nexus One, possibly activate the FM Receiver/Transmitter in the Nexus One, and that it will offer a JIT (Just-In-Time) Compiler for the kernel. Based on a LINPACK benchmark, it shows the Nexus One with Froyo getting 37.5 MFLOPS compared to around 6.5 on a stock N1. Read more…

  • Rumor: Sprint Giving Up On Nexus One Too?

    With the recent announcement of Verizon giving up on the Nexus One in favor of its HTC Droid Incredible, it looks like Sprint may be doing the same thing in favor of its upcoming HTC Evo 4G. Even though Sprint had an official press release back in March, announcing the Google Nexus One is coming, Sprint’s Michelle Leff Mermelstein told Gizmodo that the company wouldn’t be selling the Nexus One because of the “upcoming availability of the award-winning Evo 4G,” it didn’t change much for your average user. There hasn’t been an official press release from either Sprint or Google yet, so this still falls into the rumor category for now.

  • No More Nexus One On Verizon!

    If you’ve been waiting for the Google Nexus One to become available on Verizon Wireless, Google just spoiled your plans. If you remember, back when the Nexus One was launched for T-Mobile, they said a Verizon version would be available this Spring. Now Google is telling you to just buy a Droid Incredible by HTC instead. According to them, the Droid Incredible is a “cousin of the Nexus One that is similarly feature-packed”.

  • Google Testing Android Froyo 2.2

    It looks as if Google is already testing the next version of Android, version 2.2, dubbed Froyo. While digging through their visitor logs, AndroidAndMe came across some Android 2.2 devices browsing their site. As for a release date, the latest rumor is that it would be ready to go around May 19th, which is when Google’s I/O 2010 kicks off. There’s also a rumor of Flash 10.1 for Android being released at the same time.

  • [PPCG Editorial] Making The Move To Android

    I’ve been a Windows Mobile user since 2006, with my first smartphone being the Palm Treo 700wx on Sprint. From there I moved to the Sprint Touch (aka HTC Vogue). I never owned a Diamond, but I’ve flashed one and was able to use one. After that, I moved to At&t and bout the Tilt, then the Fuze (Touch Pro) on its release. Last week I got the At&t 3G-compatible Nexus One, my first time using an Android device. This editorial explains my experience moving to Android and why I’m happy with my decision. Click to read more and share your experiences and thoughts!

  • Sprint News Release : Nexus One Coming To Sprint

    Well what do we have here? It looks like every carrier is jumping on the Nexus One bandwagon lately, Sprint being the latest. In a Sprint news release today, Sprint has announced that the Google Nexus One device will be arriving on the Sprint network, although a release date has not been decided upon. Sprint, […]

  • Nexus One hits the shelves free of contract

    That’s right the heat is on! Google’s Nexus one hit the shelves today equipped for 3G action on AT&T and Rogers networks, free of any contract from carriers. The device is available for purchase from Google’s on-line phone store carrying a price tag of $529. For more information on the phone visit Google’s phone store.

  • Google Offering Free Nexus Ones Or Droids To Devs

    Google has announced a new program dubbed the “Device Seeding Program”, which will offer free Nexus Ones or Motorola Droids to proven developers (those in the Android Market with at least 3.5 stars and over 5,000 downloads). The end decision is of course Google’s, so there’s no guarantee that you’ll get a free phone even if you’re a proven developer.