Sure, Google may not be selling it directly for much longer, but you can and will still be able to buy a Nexus One from Vodafone, in certain European markets.
However, the Nexus Ones that were bought from Vodafone are still stuck on Android 2.1 right now, even if Google officially released Android 2.2 Froyo for the Nexus One a good while ago.
Vodafone has announced that it will right this wrong during next week. The roll out will be over the air, but will not go to all phones at the same time, so as always with these things, be patient.
If you’re wondering why it took so long, the reason is that Vodafone apparently couldn’t help tweaking things here and there in Google’s new OS.
As such, the version of Android 2.2 that will be available for Vodafone’s Nexus Ones doesn’t have the Amazon MP3 store and Google Goggles in the ROM. They’ll both still be available for download in the Android Market.
Vodafone officials also warn users that by default, the WiFi tethering hotspot is set to open, so you’ll have to manually turn WPA on to secure it.
While this may be a late update, keep in mind that no other handset except the Nexus One has Android 2.2 available for it even now.
HTC, Motorola, Samsung and all the other phone manufacturers selling Android smartphones sure know how to take their time with these things.
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