Nexus One's Android 2.3 Gingerbread update promised 'in the coming weeks'
OMG! The Nexus One will get its over-the-air Gingerbread update in a few weeks, according to the GoogleNexus Twitter account. In a few weeks?!?!? That means we should repeatedly hit the software update button starting now, right? RIGHT?!?!
We know, we know. Patience is not your strong suit. But an interesting thing happened as the Android 2.3 code was released last week: Google said the AOSP code can't just be compiled and slapped into a working build for the Nexus One and the Nexus S. Of course, that didn't stop anybody, and we've had builds running since last Friday night -- and some of them are getting pretty darn good. But let's give the boys and girls at Google a little time to get things right (and, perhaps, enjoy their holidays?) before pushing anymore code, m'kay? [Twitter]
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Most are blaming Nexus S, suggesting contractual obligations with Samsung, (which would be in violation of the Handset Alliance charter). Its possible Google switched ALL development over to the Nexus S platform and now has to backtrack to get the Nexus One working. Still, I'm calling shenanigans. And by the way, "The coming weeks" encompasses all of eternity.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=829734 I've had 2.3 running stable for a few days now, Loving it baby!
And pissed off at Google for letting this happen.
Uhm... what happened to "Nexus devices get update first?" Isn't the Nexus One a Nexus device? My guess is it is about money. My assumption is that it would be equal or easier for them to put 2.3 out for the Nexus One (and that it was actually already running on the Nexus One weeks ago) vs. the Nexus S if they wanted to. So… motivation… I’m guessing they didn’t want to cannibalize Nexus S sales by giving Nexus One owners a reason to hold on to our current phones that much longer. And I won't even go into how pissed off I am at the lack of forward-thinking/building that went into the Nexus S. Yeah, I'm waiting for the Nexus 2 or whatever. Google bad! But I still love you. Yeah, I’m whipped.