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Phandroid shows off Android 3.0 running on Nexus One

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Oct 2010 15:00 User comments (5)

Phandroid shows off Android 3.0 running on Nexus One Phandroid has posted a blurry pic this week of the Nexus One smartphone running Google's upcoming Android 3.0 Gingerbread, giving everyone an early look of the new features coming with the firmware update.
There are a number of cosmetic changes including the notification bar becoming a darker gray and the dialer and browser buttons becoming light green, the same color as the Android mascot.

Additionally, native voice and video calling will be made available through Google Talk, over both 3G and Wi-Fi.

The YouTube app will be completely re-done, as well, integrating it more into the OS.

Google Voice will be updated to allow users to receive calls to your Google Voice number over Wi-Fi and cellular data.

For now those are the only confirmed aspects of the upcoming Android update, which many believe Google will use to unify the platform, moving away from the fragmentation issues that have so far plagued Android. Expect Gingerbread by the end of the year.

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5 user comments

119.10.2010 16:28

I hope it'll be available on the Samsung Captivate. I'm still waiting on the official OTA update to 2.2 from AT&T.

219.10.2010 21:02

Originally posted by Ben79:
I hope it'll be available on the Samsung Captivate. I'm still waiting on the official OTA update to 2.2 from AT&T.
Don't keep your hopes up, man. Since Google is open-sourced, there's no pressure or enforcement for OTA updates from manufacturers. If it was like Microsoft or even Apple, since they are closed platforms, then they would be forced to provide updates for their phones, which gives Microsoft an advantage for their Windows phones over say Motorola or HTC on Android, that's the catch if you want freedom in a phone. Will not be surprised if 3.0 shows up on even the earliest adopters by the middle of next year.

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319.10.2010 23:42

The catch is that you bought a phone from a company that does not support their products. Just about every Motorola phone has been updated to 2.2; even out of production phones like the first droid. Samsung and Sony are not used to releasing updates for phones...so they don't.

420.10.2010 16:22
Rhysk
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Originally posted by blueboy09:
Originally posted by Ben79:
I hope it'll be available on the Samsung Captivate. I'm still waiting on the official OTA update to 2.2 from AT&T.
Don't keep your hopes up, man. Since Google is open-sourced, there's no pressure or enforcement for OTA updates from manufacturers. If it was like Microsoft or even Apple, since they are closed platforms, then they would be forced to provide updates for their phones, which gives Microsoft an advantage for their Windows phones over say Motorola or HTC on Android, that's the catch if you want freedom in a phone. Will not be surprised if 3.0 shows up on even the earliest adopters by the middle of next year.
Yeah cause Microsoft and Apple have been releasing OTA's for years....PLEASE! Microsoft hasn't had updates for their phones, save 1% or something. They want you to have to buy a new product so they can get another round of licensing fees. Apple is making the updates but a lot of Iphone users out there can't even sync their Itunes library with their phone. So the daunting task of having to hook up your phone to a pc to update it is a big step for the majority of computer illiterate consumers. Google at least is trying to raise the consumer demand for updates and pressuring manufacturers to meet that demand. Not to mention that Google is trying to get smart phones to the point where you don't need a pc to use it.

525.10.2010 5:05

I don't understand why anyone is still waiting for OTA update to 2.2 just root the thing yourself.

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