Friday , August 18 2017

Good news for some Nexus owners, bad news for others


If you own a Nexus S we have good news, if you own a Nexus One however, the news is not so good. According to an article in The Telegraph from the UK, Hugo Barra, Product Management Director at Google has stated that Ice Cream Sandwich will be delivered as a free upgrade to Nexus S handsets “within weeks”. However the Nexus One will not be getting the upgrade because the hardware is simply too old to run the new operating system.

So Nexus S owners, just sit back, relax and wait for your Ice Cream Sandwich OTA to arrive. As for Nexus One owners, this is not the end, remember Android is open and customisable and you have an easily modable device and a very supportive development community. Cyanogen Mod and Miui are just 2 options who could possibly bring a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich to a device which is still held in extremely high regard.

 
Source: The Telegraph UK.

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16 Comments on "Good news for some Nexus owners, bad news for others"

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Lachlan Matthias
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NOOOO =[ but i love my nexus one and want ICS on it :/

Dharm
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Dharm

dose galaxy s2 will be getting ics? 

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Of course! It’s new, it’s dual core, it’s one of the highest selling Android phones (if not the highest already) and Samsung would be idiots to not update it.

Chris Rowland (Team Ausdroid)
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Ah the Nexus One. My favourite ever Android phone 🙂

Curt Liddell
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Cyanogen will solve everyones quarrels 🙂 

montalbert
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montalbert

Fastboot oem unlock

Fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Flash cm9. Easily done. Won’t be a problem to cm team.

But the. Phone is nearly 2yrs old. Time to upgrade

Anonymous
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Anonymous

The fact that the modding community can pick up the pieces and get an ICS update for the Nexus One isn’t the point. The problem is that Google aren’t supporting their own hardware which is barely 2 years old but also that the Nexus One hardware is pretty similar to that in phones released even a few months ago. So unless you have a Galaxy S 2 or a Nexus S any other handset may leave you without an official update.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

well they did state an 18 month standard on updates/support but I think it’s pretty poor for the N1 not to get ICS.
hooray for custom roms..

Joshuaniranjan
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Joshuaniranjan

This sucks. I hope it won’t be too hard for dev’s to port it. Especially considering that the nexus/desire has a qualcomm cpu.

Mike D
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Mike D

The nexus s for $269 is starting to look pretty tempting… if only it had 850mhz 3g.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I have been stalking ebay for weeks, but now it is time to put my plan into action and actually get one.

Craig
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Craig

Look for the i9020a variant. It’s 850mhz

Carsten Bauer
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Just like the HTC Desire and HTC reluctantly bringing Gingerbread out for it.
Pretty sure its due to the storage space being limited?

Adam Ricket
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*cough**cough*

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