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Get your Android Gingerbread update manually

25 Feb

Enterprising Android fans have found a link to Google’s latest smartphone OS update and posted it online, so now Nexus One and Nexus S users don’t have to wait for weeks for that over-the-air download for the official Gingerbread update.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Featured, Gingerbread, Google Nexus One, Nexus S,  

Google Nexus One getting Gingerbread update from now

23 Feb


No sooner have we talked about Samsung’s Nexus S being the first to sport the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread software in Singapore has Google said it would be updating the original Nexus One with the new operating system.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, google, Android 2.3, Gingerbread, Nexus One,  

Google Nexus S could ship in Singapore in March

23 Feb

Google’s Nexus S smartphone could be officially arriving in Singapore stores as soon as next month, likely marking the first Android 2.3 device to come to these shores, Techgoondu has learnt.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Featured, google, Software, Galaxy SII, Gingerbread, Google Android 2.3, Nexus S,  

Nexus One users getting Android 2.2.2 update but not Gingerbread

25 Jan
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Singapore Nexus One users awoke this morning to see their phones telling them of a system update, but ended up disappointed that it was just a small step up to Android 2.2.2, instead of the much-awaited Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update.

The small over-the-air update, which brings the phone’s build number to FRG83G, brings no new UI features but includes under-the-hood bug fixes such as an SMS routing issue that reportedly sends messages to wrong parties (like your boss).

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Featured, google, Software, Android 2.2.2, Android 2.3, Gingerbread, Nexus One,  

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and LG Optimus Black join 2011 Android army

7 Jan

It looks like Android smartphones are starting the new year in the same way they ended in 2010 with the newfangled Samsung Nexus S – pushing ahead with more models and dominating the market.

Joining the army of Android phones in 2011 are two slim models from Sony Ericsson and LG, who did a one-up on each other in the quest for the most anorexic phone around at the ongoing CES tech fest.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Featured, google, android, Gingerbread, LG Optimus Black, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc,  

Android 3.0 tablets emerge at CES 2011

6 Jan

After weeks of “leaked” videos and pictures from gadget sites, a number of new Android tablets are making themselves seen at the ongoing CES electronics show at Las Vegas this week and bringing more choices to the tablet market this year.

Among the announcements at the annual tech fest, the most significant piece of news has been Google’s unveiling of Android 3.0, its much-awaited “built entirely for tablet” operating system more popularly known by the codename Honeycomb.

Tagged in: android, Featured, google, Tablet, Android 3.0, Asus Eee Pad Slider, Chrome, Gingerbread, Google Maps, Motorola Xoom,  

Say hi to the Nexus S, Google’s Gingerbread man

7 Dec

Weeks after rumours of a second Google Nexus phone surfaced on blogs everywhere, the Samsung-made Nexus S has finally been unveiled last night (SGT) by the search giant.

UPDATE: The phone will reach shops in Singapore in late Q1 2011, “subject to successful negotiations with local partners”, says Samsung. It adds that specs will also be slightly different if it makes its way here – the operative word being “if”, so there’s no guarantee it’s coming to here.

The biggest thing here is, of course, the new version of Android, codenamed Gingerbread.

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