Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Dec 2010 18:38 UTC
Google After countless rumours, leaked screenshots, and what not, Google has officially unveiled Android 2.3, dubbed Gingerbread, today. Accompanying the release of this new Android version is the Nexus S, a Samsung-made successor to HTC's Nexus One, which delivers the pure Google experience - unlocked, without additional crap.
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Good stuff
by porcel on Mon 6th Dec 2010 21:09 UTC
porcel
Member since:
2006-01-28

The biggest news for me which is huge is built-in support for SIP calls straight from google. No third party apps necessary.

Equally cool is the wireless and usb tethering, which my nexus one already has.

I am waiting to see Apple deliver any of those two features any time now.

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RE: Good stuff
by Elv13 on Tue 7th Dec 2010 02:35 in reply to "Good stuff"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

They had USB teltering from 3.0.0 to 3.1.0, AT&T forced it out.

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RE: Good stuff
by -pekr- on Tue 7th Dec 2010 03:44 in reply to "Good stuff"
-pekr- Member since:
2006-03-28

If I am not mistaken, BlueTooth takes less power than wi-fi tethering. So it really escapes my mind, what is so special on wi-fi tethering, when my HTC TouchPro 2 has a BlueTooth one, and it works really well to share my Internet connection. How can Android miss on that one?

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RE[2]: Good stuff
by unoengborg on Tue 7th Dec 2010 10:27 in reply to "RE: Good stuff"
unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06

If I am not mistaken, BlueTooth takes less power than wi-fi tethering. So it really escapes my mind, what is so special on wi-fi tethering, when my HTC TouchPro 2 has a BlueTooth one, and it works really well to share my Internet connection. How can Android miss on that one?


The interesting thing is that it works like a WiFi router, and that you can connect multiple devices simultanously, regardless if you have bluetooth or not.
So it's a little more than normal tethering.

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RE: Good stuff
by Luminair on Tue 7th Dec 2010 09:08 in reply to "Good stuff"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

bigger news is that the rumors were correct and 3.0 honeycomb is a new tablet gui including built-in video chat http://video.allthingsd.com/video/google-andy-rubin-with-motorola-t...

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