Posts Tagged ‘Nexus One Update’
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