Android 2.3.3 OTA now rolling out to Nexus S and Nexus One (finally!)

Good news for long-suffering Nexus One owners - Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread has finally begun rolling out for the original Nexus and its big brother, the Nexus S over-the-air. For the Nexus S, 2.3.3 will introduce new near-field communication (NFC) capabilities. For those still rocking a Nexus One, this will be the first official taste of Gingerbread on the device.

The news was broken via the official Google Nexus Twitter account, which advises users to be patient, and says that the OTA update process will take several weeks. Of course, direct links to the OTA update package should start to emerge long before then for anyone feeling a little impatient.  [GoogleNexus on Twitter] More in the Nexus One Forums!

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  • Thank you Jesus, God, Allah, whoever. Been waiting sooo long.
  • SELF-PWNAGE! Android 2.3 is reserved for the Nexus S; Android 2.4 also is Gingerbread
  • maby it was a grammatical error instead of nexus s it could have been nexus's
  • lulz. Down, boy. Actually, this comment has it right, I believe.
  • Uh, you do realize that was just an educated guess based on a) past experience with 2.0 only released on the Droid and 2.1 released on other phones and b) the long hold up with 2.3 for the N1 despite Google saying it's a few weeks away?
  • it's gonna be "OK" friend! even as amazing as Phil and crew are they are allowed to be wrong at least a few times a year.. :)
  • god that took forever...what happened google, i thought your google experience phones would take no time to update...cm7 even beat you
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  • Yeah, I've been rocking Gingerbread via CM 7 for my Nexus One for close to 2 months now.
  • Ok, ok, we get it already....
  • You are a clever one aren't you?
  • Yay! More Android OS fragmentation!
  • actually its reducing the fragmentation but anyways gtfo apple troll
  • Actually, I dont have an apple product in my home. I have a Droid 1, Droid Incredible, 2 Samsung Fascinates, and an Evo(only use Wifi).
  • Well we now know the definition of a "few weeks" actually translates to about 3 months. First mention of Gingerbread was by Schmidt in late November. He said a few weeks back then. And again they say a few weeks for the push to complete. But what happened to 2.4?
  • JESUS.....are u kidding me? What in gods name do u need to complain about right now. Plenty of recent devices won't even come close to seeing gingerbread right now. And tour complaining. Dood, be grateful there still supporting your phone. WOW!!!!!! Congrats everyone.
  • URL?
  • It's about freakin' time!
  • I wonder if the reason for the wait was to take out the NFC stuff for the N1 since it doesn't have the hardware for it...
  • You don't have to take it out. If written properly, the driver detects the absence of the hardware and deactivates itself.
  • Once the manual update links come out, how do I know if it is the right one for my version of the Nexus One? I have the AT&T version
  • It will either load or it wont...
  • The only reason I invested the time to learn how to root (one week ago) was because Cyanogenmod has FM radio. I hope this latest N1 official update has it.
  • FM radio, really? Why not just download TuneIn Radio from the market? You can do so much more. I never knew that the FM radio was a selling point for people. I have one on my DX & can't say I have ever used it.
  • I'm pretty sure you could just install the APK without root.. I could be wrong though.. anyways at least you got what you wanted :)
  • All I care about is that once this is dumped, CM7 will have even more goodies!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!
  • Some sites say there are facebook contact limitations in the this release on the nexus s?
  • Awesome news! Hopefully I'll get it soon. :)
  • About Time :) We Nexus-S Peep Get a Fix...
  • would love a fix for the random reboot issue
  • I have been running 2.3 on my Droid 1 (via the Ultimate Droid ROM) for a few days now and it is AWESOME.