Nexus One

New Android 4.0 running on Google’s old Nexus One

Now that I have a new Galaxy Nexus on the way from the U.K., you’d think my faithful Nexus One would be sent out to pasture after 23-months of service. Nope. There’s a custom ROM that brings Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) to the old Nexus.

Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 gains fans; including me

You can’t buy the Galaxy Nexus from a U.S. carrier just yet, but that’s isn’t stopping early adopters from getting their hands on Samsung’s newest phone. After reading reviews and tweets from happy owners, I decided to pull the trigger on my own. Hello Android 4.0!

Nexus One put out to pasture: No Android 4.0

I knew this day would eventually be here, but it still saddens me: Google’s Hugo Barra has said that the Nexus One smartphone won’t officially gain the Android 4.0 upgrade. Sadly, I think it’s time for me to move on after 22 months with my Nexus.

5 Ways a Google Nexus Two Could Break Carrier Control

Rumors of a follow-up handset to Google’s Nexus One phone are filtering through the web with Nov. 8 the reported date for such news. Could a Nexus Two succeed in reducing carrier control where the Nexus One failed? It could if Google adjusts these five aspects.


Smartphones are taking over the space where feature phones have long reigned. With so many mobile platforms, devices and form factors, it’s…

4 Lessons Learned From Google’s Nexus One Store Closure

Google plans to close its online retail store for the Nexus One handset in the U.S. and instead pursue the mobile operator retail model it uses in Europe with Vodafone. A failed experiment? Perhaps, but at least now Google won’t be competing with its partners.

Sprint Cans Nexus One; Getting the iPhone?

First the Verizon Nexus One fell through, and now comes word that Sprint will not be offering Google’s flagship phone, either. There are better Android handsets out there anyway, so this is not a big loss. Strangely, an surely mistaken tip has Sprint getting the iPhone.

No Google Nexus One for Sprint. So What?

With Sprint reportedly not planning to allow the Google Nexus One on its network, is the Nexus One even more of a failure than before? Not really, because Sprint has nothing to gain by supporting the Nexus One. Sprint’s decision won’t hurt Google Android either.

Google Nexus One Gone From Verizon Lineup

Many Nexus One fans have been watching the Google Nexus One web site to see when the dreaded “coming soon” to Verizon message would go away and the phone would be available for order. That may not ever happen as the site has been changed.

Is the Droid Incredible the Nexus One on Verizon?

The rumors of the HTC Incredible coming to Verizon are rumors no more, as the carrier has a preview page up that confirms it is coming. It will be the Droid Incredible on Verizon, keeping the Droid product line active for another handset.

Verizon Nexus One — $199 With 2-Year Contract?

The Verizon version of Google’s Nexus One reportedly appeared and then disappeared from Google’s online store. It revealed a $199 contract price, which sounds in line, but even the full price compares well to other contract-free handsets on Verizon’s network.

So Where is the Nexus One, Verizon?

As a long time Verizon customer I was ecstatic to hear that the Nexus One would appear for the Verizon network this week. I must have hit the Google site dozens of times and I still find the lousy message that it is “coming soon.”

Can the Nexus One on Verizon Be a Killer 3G Skype Machine?

The buzz surrounding the belief we’ll see the Nexus One appear on Verizon today clearly demonstrates the popularity of the Android platform, and the desire to see the best Android phone on the Verizon network. The thought of a Verizon Nexus One running Skype is awesome.

Google Steps Up Nexus One Endgame with AT&T Model

By early measures, Google’s Nexus One appears to be a sales flop. More marketing would help, but so would support for additional carriers. Google announces just that today with a Nexus One model for both the AT&T and Rogers Wireless networks.

The Nexus One Needs More Hype

HTC has begun shipping its Android handset to Verizon Wireless in advance of a launch in the next few weeks. If Google is going to move the needle with its flagship phone, though, it has to start backing the phone with a big marketing budget.

How To Migrate Android Media To a New Memory Card

Are you adding a higher capacity memory card to your Android phone? If you don’t sync the device on a regular basis your new card won’t have all of your media. Here’s one way to migrate music, pictures and videos to a new memory card.

Google’s Nexus One Not Likely in Verizon Stores

Reports on the web indicate that Verizon Wireless store representatives are receiving training for the Google Nexus One phone. But Google doesn’t currently sell the handset in stores. Will it be different this time around? Based on my conversation with Verizon, probably not.

Forget the iPad — Who’s Gaming on Android?

All this time I thought that gaming on Android handsets couldn’t possibly be any good. And then I downloaded the free trial of HomeRun Derby 3D — the graphics and gameplay rival anything I’ve played on the iPhone prior. Are you gaming on Android?

How To Get 7 Home Screens on Google’s Nexus One

Need some extra real estate on your Google Nexus One? A $4 app adds two more Home screens, support for Home in landscape mode and a ton of visual customizations including an experimental 3D cube transition. There’s even a free version to try.

Verizon Nexus One Hits FCC?

If I had a dollar for every phone rumor I’ve seen, I could buy several of these Verizon Nexus Ones that have hit the FCC. Detective work indicates the phone is a CDMA version of the Nexus One, due to hit Verizon at some point.

HTC Sense on Nexus One for Those That Desire It

Modders are already working to add HTC Sense on the Nexus One thanks to the HTC Desire ROM. It also adds Flash 10.1 and better camera features. I’m holding off, but I did add the HTC keyboard to my handset. Here’s how to do it.

Android Ecosystem — This Week in Android

This week I tested the 3G signal on my Nexus One in three different time zones. The results weren’t great, nor were those of the poll asking readers about their 3G signal. And while folks keep suggesting great Android Twitter clients, my fave got an upgrade.

Nexus One Double Capacity Battery from Seidio

The smartphone of today hits the battery pretty hard, and some phone owners get second batteries to make sure they can get through a full day of use. Seidio has a double capacity battery for the Nexus One coming soon to help with the problem.

Google Nexus One 3G Issues Still Lurking

Thanks to some travel woes, I got a chance to test the Nexus One 3G signal in three different time zones over three days. Each location was smack-dab in the middle of solid T-Mobile 3G coverage. Did that firmware update really fix the problem?

Nexus One Headed to Verizon, AT&T, Sprint?

Google is selling the Nexus One unlocked, but so far it can only be used on the T-Mobile 3G network in the U.S. That may be changing as evidence is mounting that the phone will soon be capable of working with Verizon, Sprint and AT&T.

Google Nexus One Dock Now Available for $45

Google’s Nexus One handset became available over three weeks ago, but the anticipated docks have been MIA. Today, the bedside dock launched in Google’s online store, so I ordered it for several reasons. Aside from charging the phone, the dock includes a Bluetooth radio!

Why Nexus One Will Make Money for Google

Google may be having some teething problems with its foray into the topsy-turvy world of mobile handsets, but don’t count it out just yet. Analysts estimate that Google could sell 1-3 million Nexus One units in 2010, generating $500 million-$1.6 billion in incremental revenue.

Should Google Kill the Nexus One?

Google has postponed the launch of two Android smartphones in China as its high-profile stand-off with Beijing escalates. With the door closed to the world’s largest mobile market, is it too early to wonder when Google will pull the plug on the Nexus One?

Android: The Wild West of the Smartphone Space?

Google is experiencing some notable customer service issues as it works to increase its presence in mobile. While such hiccups may have been predictable, they’ll need to be addressed as Android begins to get legs with mainstream users.

The Nexus One and Google's Mobile Strategy

The much-hyped Nexus One has been praised as an impressive, if incremental, step in the evolution of Android. But for Google it marks the latest small step toward changing the mobile industry as we know it.

As Google Takes On the iPhone, True Openness — and Developers — Are Key

In the wake of Google’s Nexus One phone launch, some questions are emerging about whether Google is going to be truly open with the Android OS. Yesterday, on a videocast, Chris DiBona, Google’s influential open source program manager, provided some insight into the company’s planned approach.

T-Mobile, 3 Cosy Up To UK Nexus One

Google (NSDQ: GOOG) only announced Vodafone as an upcoming UK Nexus One carrier, in its Tuesday unveiling.

But, true to its wish that more…


Google’s Mobile Strategy: Understanding the Nexus One

Google’s much-hyped Nexus One has received generally positive reviews as a solid, if modest, improvement on the current lineup of Android phones. That kind of praise would be welcome by most handset manufacturers, of course, who are fighting for market share in an increasingly competitive field. For the Internet search giant, though, the Nexus One marks a very small step toward changing the mobile industry as it exists today. In this update to Phil Hendrix’s “Google’s Mobile Strategy” report, we discuss how the Nexus One reflects broader trends driving the mobile industry toward greater openness.

Google: We Don't Need No (or Much) Stinkin' Storage

Google’s new Nexus One allots only 190MB of memory for storing local apps. That’s a tiny fraction of the available app storage on Apple’s iPhone, but the strategy of sacrificing local storage aligns with Google’s plans for its upcoming Chrome OS.

The Rundown On Google’s Nexus One

Our Tricia Duryee is grabbing live Q&A’s and tweeting from the Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Nexus One press event … so in the meantime, here’s a ru…

Google's Web Store Is Today's Mobile Disruption

Forget the phone. The big news out of Google today wasn’t the Nexus One, but the web store that the company created as a way to get a certain class of Android devices it calls superphones into consumers’ hands and gain some control over the OS.

Nexus One: The Best Android Phone Yet

Let’s face it, when it comes to the Nexus One, aka the Google (s goog) Phone, there’s really only one thing you…

The Google Phone Won't Open Up the Wireless Industry

I’d hoped that today’s announcement of Google’s phone would be another iPhone-like bomb set to disrupt wireless carriers and bring a future of affordable, open and ubiquitous mobile connectivity to pass. It isn’t. I suggest two ways for the search giant to help bring that about.

Mobile Apps: The Ultimate Threat to Search Engines?

Mobile apps that take users directly to e-commerce and other types of sites are a growing threat to traditional search engines, according to BroadPoint. While the growth of mobile apps has been heralded as a healthy trend, is it good for the Googles of the world?

Android This Week: Google's Phone Gets Buzz; Who Will Sell Sony Ericsson's?

This week, specs arrived for Google’s Nexus One phone, Mplayit launched its Facebook-centric version of an Android app store, social city guide Buzzd and NPR released Android apps, and speculation arose about whether AT&T or T-Mobile will sell the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 phone.

Google Phone May Be Much Ado About Nothing

A hailstorm of reports came out over the weekend after Google (NSDQ: GOOG) gave its global workforce a cellphone. Reports quickly concluded…

All You Need to Know About the Google Phone

Google’s Nexus One phone will come to market next year without a carrier subsidy. The handset may be too pricey to find an audience outside the developer community, but it could be a first step toward ending the subsidized-handset model.