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Google "Google may be planning to keep Android 2 and 3 segregated in a long-term split of the platform, according to a ViewSonic source on Monday. The 2.4 update, once thought to be called Ice Cream, is now said to be a continuation of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) that would simply add backwards compatibility for dual-core apps on single-core phones. Ice Cream, Pocket-lint heard, should be Android 3.1 and would keep the two apart in features and the interface."
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Nexus One users STILL waiting for 2.3...
by cmost on Mon 7th Feb 2011 23:39 UTC
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

Personally, I'm more than disappointed in Google. It's going on two months since 'Gingerbread' has been released and I'm still waiting for the 2.3 update on my Nexus One. I could understand the wait if I owned a carrier branded phone, but Google's own N1? It's ridiculous, really that I haven't received my OTA update yet. My feeling is that Google got roped into some sort of exclusivity agreement with one or more carriers and is purposely withholding the 2.3 update from its own loyal customers who went out on a limb and purchased one of their phones. I hope Nexus S users are paying attention. The minute its successor arrives, I suspect they too will find themselves abandoned. I guess I'll wait patiently for CyanogenMod to beat Google to the punch.

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puelocesar Member since:
2008-10-30

And here I was complaining about minor performance issues on my iPhone 3G...

Seriously Google, I really want my next phone to be an Android, but I also want my phones to last 2 years, and still being supported!

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

What makes you think older versions of the OS are unsupported? They aren't, and they still get updated software, even OS software like Market and Maps.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Personally, I'm more than disappointed in Google. It's going on two months since 'Gingerbread' has been released and I'm still waiting for the 2.3 update on my Nexus One. I could understand the wait if I owned a carrier branded phone, but Google's own N1? It's ridiculous, really that I haven't received my OTA update yet. My feeling is that Google got roped into some sort of exclusivity agreement with one or more carriers and is purposely withholding the 2.3 update from its own loyal customers who went out on a limb and purchased one of their phones. I hope Nexus S users are paying attention. The minute its successor arrives, I suspect they too will find themselves abandoned. I guess I'll wait patiently for CyanogenMod to beat Google to the punch.


I'm in the same boat, but I am starting to wonder if they released 2.3 like they did with 2.0. One phone only and optimised for that phone. While everyone else just jumped to the next appropriate version.

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vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

I was wondering about the OTA update on my phone, an HTC Desire, too. And I naively thought Nexus One devices had already been updated...

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FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

Personally, I'm more than disappointed in Google. It's going on two months since 'Gingerbread' has been released and I'm still waiting for the 2.3 update on my Nexus One. I could understand the wait if I owned a carrier branded phone, but Google's own N1? It's ridiculous, really that I haven't received my OTA update yet. My feeling is that Google got roped into some sort of exclusivity agreement with one or more carriers and is purposely withholding the 2.3 update from its own loyal customers who went out on a limb and purchased one of their phones. I hope Nexus S users are paying attention. The minute its successor arrives, I suspect they too will find themselves abandoned. I guess I'll wait patiently for CyanogenMod to beat Google to the punch.


There may have been some 2.3 exclusivity agreement between Samsung and Google but then again maybe there wasn't. How do you know Google isn't working hard to port this to the N1?

Cyanogen has a team of people trying to get CM7 (2.3 based) stable on other phones including the N1 and they're still not there yet. Not even RC. I'm currently running a nightly on my G2 and there are problems.

What Google does with their Nexus line is have all their developers target that phone and that phone only. So when 2.3 was released, it was ready for prime time on the Nexus S only. Its not like Google has 2.3 working flawlessly on a N1 in the back room waiting for some time period to expire. The're likely working through the same problems the Cyanogenmod team are working through.

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