Nexus One users get some Android 2.3 love, both OTA and manually stimulated

February 25th, 2011 at 12:31 PM  1 Comment

Nexus One owners rejoice. Google has finally released Android Gingerbread (2.3.3) for your mass consumption. Officially, you can get the update over the air here in the next week or so, but if you’re impatient (as most of you are) you can download the update directly from Google’s server and manually update. While the manual update process uses the same signed code as the over the air, it requires a little more work and Google hasn’t stuck their head out to tell you to do it this way, officially.

While Nexus One owners will be the most excited, there is also an update for Nexus S owners, which fixes some bugs and adds some new features to the NFC chipset. With this release, both Nexus phones from Google are now the two most up to date devices running officially released and supported versions of Google Android.

Excellent step by step instructions on how to update the device manually can be found over at Android Central for the Nexus S, and the Nexus One.

via xda-developers

Google announces Nexus S, intros with motion sickness inducing video

December 6th, 2010 at 11:46 AM  1 Comment

Google has announced their new platform phone, the Nexus S. Based on the Samsung Galaxy S series of phones, it’s the successor to the HTC built Nexus One.

Beyond the typical stuff, the phone specs/features:

  • 1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processor
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4″ WVGA (800 x 480) screen with Contour Display (curved glass screen) on Super AMOLED
  • Dual cameras (Back-facing: 5 megapixels 2560×1920 with auto focus and flash, front-facing: VGA 640×480
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) hardware
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

According to Google, starting December 16, Nexus S will be sold unlocked and carrier-independent initially through Best Buy stores in the U.S. and after December 20 at Carphone Warehouse stores in the UK.

Its quad-band GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900) and tri-band HSPA (900, 2100, 1700) which means it will only have 3G service on T-Mobile in the U.S., and EDGE on AT&T.

(BTW, seriously, don’t watch the video above if you get motion sickness. It made me a little sick to my stomach to try and make it all the way though.)