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Drum roll, please … We’ve known for a while that the Nexus One would be coming to Verizon. We just didn’t know when. Well it seems that we have finally gotten a date. March 23 is the date that the much awaited Nexus One reportedly will be available. According to an anonymous source:
The Nexus One, originally released on T-Mobile in January, has passed FCC inspection for use on Verizon’s CDMA network and according to a Google worker who wishes to remain anonymous it will be made available on March 23.
We don’t know how much it’s going to cost on the Verizon Network, but currently the Nexus one is selling for $529 unlocked, or $179 with a two year contract from T-mobile.
When HTC announced the Desire last week at Mobile World Congress, it basically was billed as the Nexus One, with Sense (and a track pad to boot). But those of us with Nexus Ones knew it would only be a matter of time before we’d get to play, and that day is here.
Paul from MoDaCo has been a key player in the Android ROM community, and he’s got a version of the Desire’s ROM up and running on the Nexus One. If you’re not squeamish about rooting and hacking and all that jazz, head here, read the instructions, and give it a shot. We’ll be poring over this ROM for a little while and sharing our impressions. So stay tuned, everybody. (And thanks to everyone who sent this in.)
Before the end of February you’ll be able to grab the beta Gowalla Android Application from Android Market. For now, if you’re desperate to get going, TechCrunch has the details on how you can download the Beta .1 version of the socially empowering app (hint: download APK directly here or scan the barcode here).
You could previously use Gowalla on Android through their mobile site but the native app is a nice surprise. Not only that but MG Siegler says the Android version is already better than the iPhone version for a few minor reasons – take that!
Are you a Gowalla user? How does it compare to Foursquare in your opinion?
There’s the number. You can now call Google directly about any issues with your Nexus One.
This is a big step for Google. Can they handle live support? Have you called yet? Was it a good or bad experience? Tell us about it in the comment section!
Earlier today we told you the Motorola Droid’s update to Android 2.1 was coming very soon and now, thanks to an Official update on Motorola’s Facebook page, we know that very soon = this week!
Have your Droid’s charged and at your fingertips so when that “Do you want to update” question pops up, you’re ready to happily press Yes and get the Droid goodness you’ve been waiting for.
For those of you impatient Nexus One owners who haven’t rooted your N1, here’s how to get your OTA update now.
I have found out a way to update the Nexus One to the new OTA that Google is pushing through, the one including multi-touch everywhere.
Go to the URL below:
Then save on to your sd card, not in any folders, and rename it update.zip (windows users just rename it update, .zip will come by itself)
1) Turn off your phone.
2) Turn on by holding down Power and the Trackball
3)Select Bootloader (Selection instructions on the top of screen)
5)An Android-Bot will come standing next to an open box
6)Press down Power and Volume Up
7)Select apply update.zip
All the credits go to Fabolous from AndroidForums.com
If you don’t want to download from mediafire, here’s an alternate link http://bit.ly/9vvioF
Expect some bug fixes and apparently Google listened to their customers so there are also a few much wanted feature updates including:
- Google Goggles
- Google Maps 3.4, the newest version
- Multitouch in the Browser, Maps and Gallery
- 3G connectivity fix
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
New Software Update for Nexus One phones
Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive an over-the-air software update on their phones. This update provides some great new features, and fixes a few problems that some users might have experienced, including:
Google Goggles: this mobile application will now be available directly on your device by launching it from your All Apps menu. Just use your Nexus One camera to start searching the web
Google Maps: the Maps application with be updated to a new version, Google Maps 3.4, which will include:
* Starred items synchronized with maps.google.com – access your favorite places from your phone or computer
* Search suggestions from your personal maps.google.com history – makes it easy to search for places you’ve searched for before
* Night mode in Google Maps Navigation – automatically changes your screen at night for easier viewing and driving
Pinch-to-zoom functionality: devices will now include a new pinch-to-zoom mechanism in the phone’s Browser, Gallery and Maps applications
3G connectivity: we will provide a general fix to help improve 3G connectivity on some Nexus One phones
In order to access the update, you will receive a message on your phone’s notification bar. Just download the update, wait for it to install, and you should be all set. This update will be rolled out gradually to phones – and most users might not receive the notification until the end of the week. We hope you enjoy these new features and look forward to your feedback.
With the recent release of the ASOP 2.1 code, Cyanogen has diligently worked on getting a new ROM out for the Nexus One. His ROM may not be out yet, but Cyanogen released an update to the Nexus One default browser as a stand-alone download over at XDA-Developers. If you choose not to flash it now, Cyanogen stated that the browser will be included in his upcoming ROM release.
If you would like to add the browser to your rooted Nexus One here are the files and steps.
Step two, adb push the files to your phone:
adb shell stop
adb shell rm /system/app/Browser.odex
adb push Browser.apk /system/app
adb push com.cyanogenmod.android.jar /system/framework
adb push com.cyanogenmod.android.xml /system/etc/permissions
adb shell reboot
Voila, enjoy your new multitouch browser courtesy of Cyanogen.