Linked by David Adams on Tue 29th Jun 2010 18:30 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive the Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) over-the-air software update on their phones. This update provides some great new features including support for making your handset a portable hotspot and support for Adobe Flash within the browser.
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WiFi bug still there
by Eugenia on Tue 29th Jun 2010 18:55 UTC
Eugenia
Member since:
2005-06-28

The Nexus One has a well-known bug where the WiFi fails to reconnect automatically after wake-up. This happens with SOME routers, not all. But it happens with enough of them to be a well known problem. And the Froyo update didn't fix the problem.

To me, this means that I'm still in need of another phone. The WiFi problem happens with my router, and so does for my landlord (he bought a Nexus One too, after seeing mine, and he has the same problem with his router at home, but not at work).

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RE: WiFi bug still there
by vege on Tue 29th Jun 2010 19:36 in reply to "WiFi bug still there"
vege Member since:
2006-04-07

I have an HTC Desire which is supposed to be almost identical in hardware, and never experienced the problem, although moving a lot and being connected to wi-fi in 90+ % of time.

True, I will not receive the 2.2 update either.

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RE[2]: WiFi bug still there
by flanque on Wed 30th Jun 2010 11:34 in reply to "RE: WiFi bug still there"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Well I guess that makes your phone more desirable... ;-)

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RE: WiFi bug still there
by xmv_ on Tue 29th Jun 2010 19:46 in reply to "WiFi bug still there"
xmv_ Member since:
2006-06-09

isn't he an ex beos dev?
of course its a product and all and you might expect your very bug fixed (although i never heard of it so its probably not all that widespread), but it also mean he can actually fix it (that's what open source is all about). Also, if it was actually widespread i'd expect someone to have been annoyed and fixed it for everyone.

Before you say google should fix it for you remember that 99% of the code running has been done by people like us and given away under the redistribution condition to be able to do exactly this sort of things (among other things). otherwise you might as well use only proprietary software.

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RE[2]: WiFi bug still there
by Eugenia on Tue 29th Jun 2010 20:00 in reply to "RE: WiFi bug still there"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

The bug IS widespread, and it's definitely not "my pet bug" as you're insinuating. It happens with some routers, but not with others, but it happens with enough of them. I just came back from a 7 page discussion at the Nexus One Google group, discussing just that. Not even counting the rest of the countless threads about it.

The particular driver is not open source btw, and therefore, it can't be fixed by the community.

Edited 2010-06-29 20:02 UTC

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RE: WiFi bug still there
by FunkyELF on Wed 30th Jun 2010 03:54 in reply to "WiFi bug still there"
FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

If you're looking into buying a new phone instead of waiting for a patch / update, have you looked into buying a new router?

Have you looked into any of the mods out there like Cyanogen mod to see if they have it fixed?

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RE: WiFi bug still there
by JAlexoid on Wed 30th Jun 2010 12:18 in reply to "WiFi bug still there"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

I have had the same problem with my 802.11n router. But once it's in 802.11g mode the phone has no issues whatsoever. And with FRF72 FroYo update I have had no issues with the 802.11n as well.

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