- 28 Posts
Still no Gingerbread or new market...
I guess Gingerbread still isn't out for the Nexus One, yet? Even though it's been a couple of weeks since they said a couple of weeks.
More importantly, I still haven't gotten the new market. And the old market is crashing almost every time I use it, for either updating apps or finding new ones. I also haven't gotten the new market on my Galaxy Tab. But my brother-in-law has a Sprint Galaxy phone, and I saw that he has the new market.
Is there something I need to do to fix this? Is there anything I can do?
- 01-10-2011, 05:48 PM #2
- 01-10-2011, 06:52 PM #3
- 01-10-2011, 06:58 PM #4
- 01-10-2011, 07:10 PM #5
- 01-10-2011, 08:58 PM #6
- 01-11-2011, 10:55 AM #7
- 01-11-2011, 11:03 AM #8
- 01-13-2011, 02:08 AM #9
- 01-15-2011, 04:04 AM #10
- 01-15-2011, 10:29 PM #11
A buddy of mine works for a company that is a vendor to Google and has gotten to know many Google employees since they started to use his employers product.
He asked one of the Android team (whom he has gotten to know fairly well) about Gingerbread for the N1 and the response was something to the effect of, "things arose that needed to be fixed". He did not indicate if those "things" were N1 related, Gingerbread related or something else related to Android and my friend did not really press him either.
- 01-18-2011, 12:56 PM #12
- 01-23-2011, 11:57 PM #13
hanging tight...yeah right
- 01-29-2011, 01:29 AM #14
Right now Gingerbread is in the fix the bugs position. They are trying to fix the bugs right now before they put in on the N1. Well other phones have been announced to come out with Gingerbread so N1 users should have it before they come out.
- 01-29-2011, 01:35 PM #15
- 01-31-2011, 05:14 PM #16
February 18th, 2011 is exactly 8 weeks after the AOSP was released. If it doesn't come by March 1st, I'm just going to assume its not coming at all.
On a side note, I'm a little peeved that a Gingerbread build has popped up for the Droid X and not yet for the Nexus One. I take stuff like that to be an indicator that a release is coming soon. So much for the "Google phone".Siemens CF62T> Samsung T329 Stripe Black> MyTouch 3G Black (Android 1.6 Donut)> Blackberry Bold 9700 (126.96.36.1990)> Samsung T219 Brown (backup crap dumbphone)> Google/HTC Nexus One (CM7.2)> Google/LG Nexus 4 (Android 4.2.2)
- 01-31-2011, 06:40 PM #17
- 02-05-2011, 03:14 AM #18
- 75 Posts
- 2.3.3 Gingerbread
cannot be a "flagship" phone for much longer
the nexus one can arguably be compared to much phones even being release as of last december
but with dual core phones and hspa+ devices coming I don't see how the nexus S will stand up
it's gonna start looking like old technology fast
main reason why i didnt bother wasting my $$ on a NS
just traded my 3gs for a n1 (which then got replaced by HTC for a refurb) =D
- 02-05-2011, 01:00 PM #19
- 02-06-2011, 10:17 AM #20
Instead, the NS is a good, but not great, phone, with some significant feature omissions and a processor which was at the cutting edge for about 15 minutes following the release of the phone, long since replaced by dual-core beasts about to hit the marketplace.
My guess is that Google was determined to bring Gingerbread to the public before the end of 2010, and the time required to design and build the NS didn't allow for time to build a phone with dual processors (and perhaps tweak the code to optimize for the CPU). Then, as the release date approached, it was increasingly clear that Gingerbread wasn't ready for widespread release, but the marketing participation of BestBuy was already locked in and Schmidt had made the announcement that the NS and 2.3 would be out before the end of the year.
The NS owners I have talked to seem underwhelmed by the feature set of Gingerbread (their phone has NFC and nowhere to use it, for example), and have basically paid for the opportunity to help Google beta test 2.3, which wasn't what they signed on for when they paid $500 for the phone.
Unless Google forks Honeycomb to the Android phones, it would appear that Ice Cream Sandwich will be the next major release for the N1 after Gingerbread eventually makes its appearance. Perhaps ICS will not only provide a significant feature set update but also come riding with a new reference phone; maybe then I'll be tempted to upgrade from my N1. Until then, I am perfectly content with N1 and Froyo.
- 02-07-2011, 04:37 PM #21
- 02-08-2011, 10:45 AM #22
- 02-08-2011, 06:49 PM #23
You know, it that's the case, then I think the very least Google can do is announce this. As I recall they stated that 2.3 was going to be released in a "few weeks" about 6 weeks ago. The really need to is clear up this mess and state their intentions.
- 02-09-2011, 06:35 AM #24
It is possible that you haven't read some of the woes of those with the Nexus S and realized that the OS isn't ready for the world? Software companies do this all the time: Someone at the top makes a promise of a release and the product comes out, whether it is ready or not (one such example which comes to mind is the Blackberry Storm, when the BB OS wasn't ready for a touch device). Google has been pushing OS updates out at a ridiculous rate, and it does appear that their QC is slipping as they attempt to maintain the pace.
A look at the reviews of Gingerbread (apart from the NS itself) tells me that there really isn't much there to substantiate an upgrade from Froyo; there is the black notification bar (which apparently is a large part of the "increased battery life"), better task management, cut and paste...that's about it. File that under, "Nice to have, but not losing sleep over".
As for the rest, the improved keyboard (I'm happy with Swiftkey), features for FFC (don't have it on the N1), features for NFC (ditto), support for larger screens (ditto) and more, don't do anything for me.
I wouldn't mind having Gingerbread if it was pushed out, but for my phone, this isn't the sort of huge leap that Eclair was over Donut, or that Froyo was over Eclair. This is almost more like a maintenance fix. Indications are that Google hasn't pushed it out because they're still squashing bugs (with NS owners having paid $500 for the privilege of being a beta tester), and I sure don't want it if it isn't ready for the general public.
After talking with some NS owners, playing with the phone itself, and reading the reviews, it simply doesn't appear that whether or not I get Gingerbread soon is any big deal. It doesn't matter to me what someone at Google tweeted weeks ago as a "promise", because I don't feel that I need what he was promising.
- 02-11-2011, 11:19 PM #25