Nexus One

  • Google dials down early termination fee for the Nexus One

    Google dials down early termination fee for the Nexus One

    No one likes early termination fees, but for one reason or another they can become a necessary evil. When Google introduced a new channel for buying the Nexus One, I was excited at the thought of grabbing a phone without being hassled by a retail sales rep. The only downside was that if I bought it at the subsidized price and wanted to cancel within 120 days, Google would charge a $350 device… Read More

  • Motorola DROID to be blessed with Android 2.1 in coming update [UPDATED]

    Motorola DROID to be blessed with Android 2.1 in coming update [UPDATED]

    When the Nexus One was announced, many folks were questioning Google’s game plan and why it would release such an amazing device shortly after the Motorola DROID’s release. If that wasn’t enough to make some DROID owners envious, the Nexus One received a multitouch update last week which allowed pinch-to-zoom gestures within Google Maps, the Android browser and photo gallery. Read More

  • Linux creator says, 'Nexus One is a winner'

    Linux creator says, 'Nexus One is a winner'

    Since we all know that Android runs a modified version of Linux, you’d think that the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, would absolutely love Android handsets. Nope. As a matter of fact, the man hates cell phones. Torvalds says that he got the G1 when it came out but rarely used it because of his distaste for the distracting gadget. So why does he call the Nexus One a winner? Read More

  • Linus Torvalds: Google's Nexus One First Mobile Phone I Don't Hate

    Linus Torvalds: Google's Nexus One First Mobile Phone I Don't Hate

    Linus Torvalds, the inventor of the Linux kernel, has an absolute disdain for mobile phones. All of the ones he has purchased in the past, the man writes on his personal blog, ended up being "mostly used for playing Galaga and Solitaire on long flights" even though they were naturally all phones run on open source operating systems. Things have changed now, he adds, now that he has caved andRead More

  • I Want my iTV

    I Want my iTV

    Rumors of the death of Flash are greatly exaggerated, says Jeremy Allaire in a TechCrunch guest post. Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch touts the ability to update the millions of Flash-powered devices over the network. Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz resigns in realtime over Twitter. Nexus One updates the Android OS in realtime when I switch it on this morning. The iPad arrives in March. Here’s another… Read More

  • Why wait for the Nexus One Android OTA update when you can have it now?

    Why wait for the Nexus One Android OTA update when you can have it now?

    Patience is a virtue, but as tech fanatics who lap up the latest in hardware and software, we’ve not enirely familiar with that concept. So when we heard that it could take up to a few days for the Nexus One Android OTA update, it was a little disheartening. We want it now! And thanks to some clever folks over at Android Forums, we can get it right this moment. It just takes some simple… Read More

  • Video: Android's New Pinch-To-Zoom Multi-Touch In Action

    As we noted earlier, Google announced an update today to its Android OS for Nexus One phones that would enable the pinch-to-zoom multi-touch feature for the first time in a few Google apps: Maps, Gallery, and the Web Browser. We've just received the update, which is technically firmware 2.1-update1, and have taken a video of the new functionality in action. While some third-party apps have taken… Read More

  • Did Google Just Multi-Punch Apple In The Face?

    Did Google Just Multi-Punch Apple In The Face?

    As great as Android phones are getting, there has been one major feature lacking that users have complained about: multi-touch. Yes, some third-party apps have been free to use it on certain devices, but the best Android apps, those made by Google, have all lacked it. Until now. With the Android update announced for Nexus One phones today, Google has enabled multi-touch for its Browser, Gallery… Read More

  • Google Nexus One gets OTA update, multi-touch goodness

    Google Nexus One gets OTA update, multi-touch goodness

    When Google announced the Nexus One at an event early last month, one journalist asked, “Why doesn’t this have multi-touch? When is it going to get multi-touch?” Andy Rubin, VP of Engineering at Google, said, “It’s something we’re looking into. It’s just a software thing right now.” Well, today our prayers have been answered via an over-the-air… Read More

  • The Nexus One Just Got Multi-Touch

    The Nexus One Just Got Multi-Touch

    Google has just started to deploy an update to the Nexus One that brings a long-desired feature to Android: Multi-touch.  In a blog post announcing the news, Google says that the new update will bring "Pinch-to-zoom functionality" to the Nexus One, which will allow users to pinch-to-zoom in the Android browser, Gallery, and Maps applications. So does this mean that Multi-touch will be coming to… Read More