On the surface of Earth, smartphones play a big part in our every day life. As it turns out, there's a lot they can do in orbit as well. That's why NASA has been developing tiny satellites that have Android phones for brains.
Andy Rubin, Google's chief Android asked about future Nexus devices at a Google IO press conference:
The technilogically-savvy bunch over at the XDA Developers forums have uncovered and made available the Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 update for Nexus One and Nexus S phones. That means if you have either of those devices, you don't have to wait for the OTA update to kick in. Thanks guys! [XDA Developers via Brief Mobile…
It's hard to believe this is what Android looked like two years ago. It's a testament to how far it's come that Android 2.3 Gingerbread is focused on making it feel good more than anything else.
On behalf of his neighbors in Florida—as well as California—Nathan Nabors is attempting to take on Google in a breach of contract class action lawsuit, due to the continuing problems with the Nexus One's 3G signal. You'd think he'd be better off taking his issue up with T-Mobile, really. [TechCrunch]
Wondering how the Windows Phone 7 browser stacks up against that of other popular devices? The folks at PocketNow can help clue you in because they've compared a Windows Phone 7, a Nexus One running Froyo, and an iPhone.
There's an app for almost everything. Now add one that can run calculations from a supercomputer on a Nexus One phone in real time and without the need for internet connectivity.
It seems like an outlandish claim, but the brainiacs at MIT and the Texas Advanced Computing Center insist that they've created an Android app that is genuinely capable of doing supercomputing on a phone. Here's how they did it:
It was a sad day last month when Google announced that they would no longer sell the Googlephone, the Nexus One, through their website. But wait! The company's now offering the Nexus One as a developer phone, unlocked, for $529.
HTC has today confirmed rumours of a planned switch away from the supply constrained AMOLED screen tech it sticks in its Desire and Nexus One phones, with new/old and more plentiful "Super LCD" screens replacing them.
Google just received their last Nexus One shipment and once this current stock sells out, it's officially goodbye to the Google Phone Store and sayanora Nexus One. Even though it wasn't the most successful Android phone, I still think it's the best option for people who want the authentic Android experience.
We're getting reports that some Nexus One owners have received an over-the-air Froyo update (Build FRF85B) through AT&T. Have any of you received yours? [Thanks, Steve!]
iPhone 4, Droid Incredible, Evo 4G, and Nexus One hardware all cost about the same. But this chart shows exactly how much each will put you out of pocket—data/voice included—over the course of a two year contract.