Google Nexus One Gingerbread update coming OTA in a few weeks

With the Google Nexus S now being available to buy, and with the launch of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, one question has been left unanswered by Google up until today: when will the Google Nexus One, the original member of the Nexus series, receive an update to the latest version of the operating system?

To clear things up on this matter, Google has issued a tweet saying that the update is going to arrive in the next few weeks.

Sure, that’s not too precise, and this is the first time when an OS update doesn’t make it to the Nexus One immediately. Still, at least it’s clear that the Nexus One will, at some point, get Gingerbread. Plus, it will probably be the first device (other than the Nexus S) on the market to get it, even if that does happen in a few weeks, so Nexus One owners can’t really complain. They can, however, acknowledge that there’s now a new Nexus kid on the block.

It will be interesting to see how long Google will still support the Nexus One with software. Technically, they should be able to for a long while (a 1 GHz processor isn’t outdated by any stretch of the imagination), but they may just arbitrarily decide to end support. That’s what Android phone manufacturers usually do, so here’s hoping Google doesn’t follow their lead on this one.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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