Items tagged with nexus one

When it comes to Android vs. Apple iOS comparisons, fans of the small green machine have a lot of ammunition they can lob at Apple. Devices tend to be more expensive, other phones often offer more advanced features late in the iPhone's upgrade cycle, and Android phones often have microSD slots for expandable storage. A recent investigation into long-term device support has shone a spotlight on one area where Apple products leave the Android equivalents eating dust: software updates. The situation is honestly worse than we suspected when we alluded to device manufacturers' being entirely focused... Read more...
There are so many different Android phones, and that's been one of the reasons for Android's success. Different form factors, different carriers, even in the U.S. So how do you find out about all them? Google has an app, er, sorry, a web site for that. In fact, the Google Phone Gallery also shows what you do with a web page that's no longer being used. It used to be the site you would go to if you wanted to by an HTC Nexus One, the late, lamented Google Phone (http://www.google.com/phone). It's an interesting way to keep up with the latest and greatest Android phones, as it can be sorted either... Read more...
Yep, it's finally here! Flash Player 10.1 has finally been made official for Google's Nexus One, enabling it to play back Flash content and display Flash websites in a way that the iPod touch, iPad and iPhone can only dream of doing. The N1 has had a beta version for a while now, one that we mentioned (and loved) in our Android 2.2 review. But there's nothing like a final build, clear of bugs, and that's what Google's making available now through the Android Market. The announcement was made a joint Android / Flash event in California, and it couldn't have come at a better time. Android is really... Read more...
Well, this is awkward. We all attended the virtual funeral for Google's Nexus One, and now it's back? How does one act at a resuscitation, anyway? For years now, a dressed up HTC G1 was known as Google's Android developer phone, but given that things have evolved since then, the company was due a revised dev handset. And what better phone than the Nexus One to take over that torch and run with it? That's exactly what's happening this week, but it's a bit of an odd promotion. The Nexus One is now officially Google's Developer Phone, with an unlocked price of $529, which is exactly what the standard... Read more...
Someone at NIST is a Star Trek fan, and TOS, to boot, as they have no compunction against using references to the "Universal Translator" in this video about their TRANSTAC project, done jointly with Darpa. The project, involving three different systems. At least one of them, as seen in the video below, is none other than an HTC Nexus One (indeed, not an iPhone for once). Check out the progress on the English - Pashto / Pashto - English translator below.... Read more...
Short supplies of AMOLED screens have been blamed for delays in shipping enough HTC Droid Incredible devices. That could be nothing but past experience, according to HTC, because the company is switching a number of devices to a "just as good" Super LCD display. That switchover was rumored back in June, but HTC saw fit to make it official on Monday. However, the company didn't specifically mention the hot-selling and nearly constantly back-ordered Droid Incredible in their press release, which leads us to wonder. Here's the HTC press release: HTC Introduces SLCD Display Technology To Its Portfolio... Read more...
They're gone. Google has sold out its last batch of Nexus Ones, only a few days after Google reported that they had received their last shipment from HTC, for online sale. It was a grand experiment, selling the HTC Nexus One online, but it was doomed to failure: originally, while the device was (nicely) unlocked, it could only be bought with a subsidy on the T-Mobile network. At the same time, customers who bought the device experience a lot of issues trying to determine who to go to for tech support (and at the time, Google only provided email support). It was painful, and not just for Google,... Read more...
Did you buy a Nexus One? If not, you better hurry up. Still today, it's the only Android phone with an official v2.2 update available for it (hacks have placed it on other phones, though), but Google won't be selling it for much longer. When the Nexus One was officially launched back at the start of 2010, it was Google's first attempt at selling a phone directly. It was built by HTC, but Google handled everything else. Sales, tech support, etc. The company announced a few months ago that it would be closing things down on the Nexus One shortly, as it wasn't exactly prepared for all of the stress... Read more...
This time it's official. The Android 2.2 (Froyo) release is finally here, at least for Nexus One users, after several false alarms. This time, we know it's official, via a Google blog post on Monday afternoon. Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive the Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) over-the-air software update on their phones. This update provides some great new features including support for making your handset a portable hotspot and support for Adobe Flash within the browser. For a complete list of everything we’ve included in Android 2.2, please see the Android 2.2 Platform... Read more...
All good things must eventually end, and all not-so-good things must end even sooner. Google has never shied away from trying new things; innovation runs in the company's blood, and they obviously tried something very new with the launch of the Nexus One. It was the company's first smartphone, and even though it was built by HTC, it was Google's baby. They labeled it, they sold it, and they cared for it. They even attempted to deal with the technical support side, which went south as soon as many early adopters began having issues with 3G. Today, Google has decided to leave the tech support, and... Read more...
Just a few short months ago, Sprint proudly announced that Google's first smartphone (that they called their own) was coming to The Now Network. That would mean that the Nexus One had plans to be sold on all four major U.S. networks. Shortly after, Verizon (or Google) decided to pull the plug, insisting that users instead focus on the HTC Incredible for their Android fix. Now, Sprint has done something similar, suggesting that the upcoming HTC EVO 4G will be the go-to smartphone on Sprint's network. Announced this week, Sprint decided to reverse course and not ever offer the Nexus One, with a company... Read more...
Google's Nexus One, which is actually built by HTC, has been a pretty hit in the tech world. It's now available for AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Sprint and Verizon Wireless. Wait, scratch that last one. A few months ago, Google put up a page that stated a Verizon-compatible Nexus One would be available in the near future, and to keep checking back for updates. Today, we checked back, and the update that we found wasn't what we expected. Rather than shipping the first CDMA Nexus One on America's largest wireless carrier by subscription count, it looks like the Verizon Nexus One will never actually see... Read more...
Would you look at that? Soon after we learned of an AT&T-friendly version of the Google Nexus One smartphone, Sprint is coming out with an announcement of its own to let us know that it too will carry the Nexus One. So why would you choose one variant of this phone over the other? Sprint hopes its coverage will help: The wireless carrier claims it offers more coverage than AT&T and T-Mobile based on square miles. Although pricing and an exact availability date are still to come, we do know the Nexus One will not be available in any Sprint retail channels—you'll have to buy it directly from... Read more...
Some blunders are entirely understandable, like forgetting to put your pants on before walking out in public (we've all been there, right? Right?). Others have you scratching your head wondering 'what the frack were they thinking?' Google's latest move falls into the latter category, but we're getting ahead of ourselves. In a blog post this week, Google announced that its Nexus One smartphone "superphone" is now compatible with AT&T's 3G network, something that hasn't been possible up to this point since T-Mobile and AT&T use different 3G frequencies. So how'd Google do it? No deals with... Read more...
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