Android Nexus One

Help may be on the way for those of you with the Google Nexus One who have been experiencing 3G issues on T-Mobile. Google says a software fix is in the works, though obviously it won't help much if you're on the edge of T-Mo's fledgling 3G service or outside of coverage altogether. Says Google:

Our engineers have uncovered specific cases for which a software fix should improve connectivity to 3G for some users. We are testing this fix now, initial results are positive, and if everything progresses as planned, we will provide an over-the-air software update to your phone in the next week or so. It may be, however, that users are experiencing problems as a result of being on the edge or outside of 3G coverage, which a product fix cannot address.

So look for a fix coming soon. Or you can just force your phone into 3G all the time, or try jkontherun's little trick, too. [Google via TMoNews]


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Google testing 3G fix for Nexus One


Google has a major FAIL here by offering this device on TMO. They have the worst regular coverage, never mind 3G, of any of the big 4.

And At&t service is better?

I actually have never had any problem with TMo 3G service. Been too Beaver Utah and yup...3G service....Kearney Nebraska and yup 3G. That ain't too bad considering some of my friends with the phone that shall not be named can't even get reception where obviously they should.

Yeah, can't compare to Verizon but I don't expect it. Just like any carrier everyone has their pick. Droid, Hero, MyTouch, there's one for everyone on each carrier if you don't like the other. That's life. Deal with it.

Ok, Google is obviously trying to use their media clout against the only carrier that has backed them from the start. T-mobile IS NOT the problem with this phone. I have a G1, tested right along side someone who has the N1 and it wasn't the service that failed. The G1, and a Samsung T39 both had excellent signal and the N1 had issues. This is a software issue and I would bet the Google spokesperson is someone that doesn't know what he was talking about.

There are always differences in receiver quality between phones, but in this case its their SOFTWARE that is the problem.

Otherwise, why would they be releasing a software update? Duh!

Did you eat to many pant chips as a child? Google admits there is a software problem and that is probably what you saw in your 1 out of 20,000+ sold units scientific testing.

T-Mo has a small 3G footprint no one can argue that, and I am sure some of these problems could possibly be related to coverage.

Relax, you will live longer.