OK, boys and girls. The official Android 2.3.4 update for the Nexus One is pushing out. And with it you get whatever it is that Google's fixed and added. But one thing you won't get is the newfangled video chat (or voice services, for that matter) in Google Talk. Not a huge surprise, as the phone doesn't have a front-facing camera, but it's disappointing nonetheless.
Couple of ways to get the update. One is to sit and wait for it. The update is pushing out over the air. But if you're the impatient type, you can update manually. Here's how:
- Download the update from here.
- Rename the file to update.zip. Note that if you're using Windows, just rename it to "update" (no quotes, of course) because it's already a zipped file.
- Copy the update.zip file onto your microSD card.
- With your Nexus One off, hold down the trackball and press the power button.
- You'll be booted into a white screen with three Android robots on skateboards. Select "Bootloader."
- On the next screen, select "Recovery."
- Your phone will reboot, giving you a picture of the Android robot and an exclamation point inside a triangle.
- Now press the power button and volume up button at the same time. It could take a couple of tries.
- Now (using the trackball this time) choose "Apply sdcard:update.zip" and let things run their course.