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Nexus One Gets FRG83G Update

This is a simple update apparently, fixing some small bugs in the innards of the Nexus One, not quite a whole OS update - take a peek at your phone and see if it's pushed to you, or feel free to grab it manually.

Nexus One to Receive Gingerbread SOON

A Google representative was apparently recently chatting with a mister HR Raphael of ComputerWorld today informed the writer that not only will Android 2.3 be rolling out toward the Nexus One soon, there've been no unexpected hurdles in getting the update ready to go. Sounds good to me. This comes at a time when the Nexus S already has such an upgrade (or rather, was shipped out with it installed already,) and the world is waiting for both Gingerbread and Honeycomb on their devices. Image courtesy of The Gadgets

LG Optimus 2X Rocks Quadrant Benchmark

So this new superphone by the name of LG Optimus 2x - you know the one. A group under the name Techblog.gr has one in their grippers and have run it though the obstacle coarse that is Quadrant benchmark and it pretty much rocks the hardest, attaining a score of 2.391, of course blasting past the ancient Nexus One and Motorola Droid X. And guess what? This is only recognized as a single core device when it's really double since Quadrant isn't quite up to date yet with the Tegra 2 wacky party. Can you imagine the true power?

Nexus One Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM is unofficial work-in-progress

A new Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM for the Nexus One has been cooked up, though right now it's still very much a work-in-progress. The handiwork of xda-developers' MicroMod777, the unofficial ROM supports 3G data and SMS messaging, but still lacks support for WiFi, the camera, sound and SD card access, among other things. It also lacks the official Google apps and USB mounting support. Certainly not the sort of ROM you could live with every day, then; it remains to be seen whether the hacked installs or Google's official Gingerbread 2.3 release for the Nexus One - tipped for release in the next few weeks - comes first. [Thanks Judeaism!]

Nexus One Owners: Have You Received Gingerbread Yet? [Update: Not for a Few Weeks]

Not only has Google and Samsung come clean, and all official, on the Nexus S, which is the first handset to launch with Android 2.3 on board, but Google has also released the Gingerbread SDK. With that released, developers all over the world will be able to find the latest mobile Operating System's secrets, and make them work for their own desires. But what about the Nexus One?

Followup Google-Branded Phone to be Launched before Christmas 2010

According to the business paper City AM, the second Google-branded mobile phone will touch down in the UK just in time for Christmas, released on an exclusive deal with Carphone Warehouse. An industry source said thus: “It looks like Google is experimenting with the future of its mobile model in the UK. It tried releasing through a single carrier, now it is trying a single retailer. It could be a solution to the problems it experienced when it tried to sell the Nexus One exclusively through its website. People like to be able to go to a store – this solves that.” Wowie zowie.

Nexus One, Now with Custom ROM FM Radio

So you'd like to jam to some sweet beats and Baxter's morning show in the morning at your desk or, if you're like me, in your completely comfortable and cushy chair, but all you've got is a Nexus One? Fear not, ye hoper for the impossible, for now there is a hack. Nexus One, it turns out, ships with hardware that's completely capable of running a radio station through it. Learn how below!

Droidrover uses Nexus One to control NASA rover [Video]

We love Android, we love remote-control toys, and so this Droidrover project presses all the right buttons.  You can't really describe it as a toy, though; it's actually the handiwork of several of the team at NASA Ames Research. Basically, they're remotely-controlling a Senseta rover from a Google Nexus One, with an Arduino and Bluetooth in-between.  The Arduino and Android pairing apparently makes for a much smaller controller bundle, which in turn means the rover is lighter, more manoeuvrable and uses less power.  It's also a reasonably priced alternative; including a Nexus One, it all came to under $600 (though that doesn't include the rover itself). [youtube XxhBE7ghcxk] [Thanks mdNomad!]

Nexus One sells out as HTC struggle to find AMOLED panels

Google's general sales of the Nexus One via their US webstore may not have set the world alight - though they were apparently enough to satisfy CEO Eric Schmidt - but it seems its appeal as a developer device is stronger.  The company has confirmed that the Nexus One is currently out-of-stock through its developer portal, with both Google and HTC having burned through their supplies of the smartphone. Google is blaming a "worldwide AMOLED shortage" for HTC's inability to produce Nexus One handsets quickly enough, but says that "Everyone appreciates that it’s important to the platform to get phones in the hands of developers, so we’re working hard on re-stocking the shelves."  No public timeline for that to happen, however.

AMOLED takes on Super LCD in side-by-side HTC testing video

HTC's decision to adopt both AMOLED and Super LCD (SLCD) for their smartphones has led to plenty of arguments over which technology is better, and now HowardForums has waded in.  They've been comparing a TELUS HTC Desire - which uses an SLCD panel - with the Google Nexus One's AMOLED display, to see which is better. As you might have guessed, the answer isn't quite that straightforward.  The AMOLED has better vertical viewing angles while the SLCD bested it on horizontal angles; neither could match the Super AMOLED of the Samsung Wave (as used in the Galaxy S family of devices) for contrast.  More details in the video below. [youtube gY6qpnoziZM] [via SlashGear]
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