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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by NunyaBidnez, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. NunyaBidnez

    NunyaBidnez Well-Known Member
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    Google stopped direct sales of the Nexus One after 7 months, support for the official Nexus One forum will end on November 1, and there are rumors that a Nexus Two is in the works. Is anyone else worried that these are signs that Google will not be be updating the Nexus One to Gingerbread, effectively condemning our beloved phones to obsolescence?

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  2. ap3604

    ap3604 Android Enthusiast

    You are absolutely, without question, OUT OF YOUR MIND ;)

    Google has developed Gingerbread ON the Nexus One... absolutely no chance that they don't update it for us.
  3. NunyaBidnez

    NunyaBidnez Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Well I hope Google proves me wrong. Getting the latest updates before every other phone is one of the many things I love about the Nexus One. I am hoping to at least get 2, maybe 3 years out of the N1 before I even consider trading her in for something new. If and when they do release a Nexus Two, it will most likely be my next phone as long as they keep it carrier agnostic with a pure Google Android UI.
  4. rubi76

    rubi76 Well-Known Member

    Within 1 year of the Nexus coming out there will be a device with better specs on the market. This is how the industry works. Then it will be up to you to use it for 2, 3 or 10 years.
    Google will always update the Nexus One, at least for a while...
  5. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    hmm...how many people here use the Google Nexus One forum on a regular basis? I've gone on it a few times, though I've never posted.
  6. Selespeed

    Selespeed Member

    Never used that forum........got all the info and support i needed here and at xda
  7. snakeybidder

    snakeybidder Well-Known Member

    The nexus has tons of life left in it. I usuallly cant wait to change my phone but after a year i still love this phone to the max!

    Even if they dont officially update this after gingerbread which is highly likely, if i still have it ill use cyanogen mod.

    Put it this way i have no contract and i have no plans to get anything new. I think ill move phone when battery life is sorted but until then.......;)
  8. Maris

    Maris Well-Known Member

    I don't see any reason yet to leave my Nexus One. It does everything I want it to do and then some. The only thing that I might be tempted is for a larger screen, but then I could accomplish that in combination with an Android tablet some time in the future. After all, this phone has tethering built-in, which the newer phones don't, or will charge extra for if they do update to include that feature.

    I feel strongly my N1 still has a long life left in it, and I am glad I made the decision to purchase back in January. It has been rock solid.
  9. jonr

    jonr Newbie

    I just got myself a Nexus One. I love it! The geekiness factor of having a Google branded phone is fantastic. And I actually like the design. (Except maybe for the touch buttons, they suck). It is still in the top group with 1Ghz CPU, there has only been incremental improvements there.
    And I doubt that Google will leave the N1 behind when it comes to OS updates, it would be a marketing disaster.
  10. NunyaBidnez

    NunyaBidnez Well-Known Member
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    I love my Nexus One. The only thing that would tempt me to replace my N1, is the Nexus Two but only if it keeps all the great features of the N1 with the addition of improved hardware. The only reason the rumored release of the N2 concerns me, is that I barely bought my N1 8 months ago and I can't afford to upgrade so soon. Although the Nexus One has the best software, I do feel there are a few things lacking in the hardware department.

    Here is a list of upgrades I'd like to see in the Nexus Two: Larger internal storage (32GB), antennas for pentaband 3G/HSPA+/LTE, front faceing camera, 4 inch screen, better battery life, 1.2 ghz CPU, and hardware buttons (not virtual)
  11. Rusty

    Rusty Android Expert

    I'm Level 6 on there, and got a personalized message from Romain Guy about it closing :D
  12. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    haha, yes I remeber seeing a few of your posts. Now stop showing off! :p lol
    You finally picked the N1 over the Desire then? ;) lol No regrets it seems :)
  13. I used the Google forums quite a bit for the first 2-3 months, then sporadically thereafter. I'm a level 6 contributor myself. I always feel it's a mistake to close a forum, especially by a search/archive specialist such as Google. If it's serving some people then why shut it down? It can't cost that much. Heck, I'll host it myself.

    I do agree with Nunya, that the N1 is a nearly ideal phone for early 2010. For early 2011 models, we are going to want support for SDXC cards that provide 256 gigs or more of storage. Front and rear facing cameras, increased internal storage, and better battery life would be my priorities, especially the latter.

    I do a lot of flying and the N1 with a Seidio battery pretty much lasts for most of a 5 hour flight. However, in order to use it for another hour after landing, I always carry a fully charged external power source. I use it to top off the phone in flight and for the measly $20 from one of the discount websites, it's the best investment I have made.

    I also wouldn't mind an extra millimeter or two of thickness in exchange for a larger battery. Who cares about ultra thin? I'd rather have more power.
  14. DellyBelly

    DellyBelly Well-Known Member

    I think i just outgrew the Nexus one section here; ive been all over XDA since i really started to tinker with my phone and come back here to help some of the newer guys.

    It's no way in hell the N1 is going anywhere, considering even if it was unsupported you can almost guarantee someone will get updates on it somehow.

    The ease of making the phone EXACTLY like i want is unparalleled across the board. As of this morning my phone is customized to the point of perfection (for me) and CM 6.1 RC1 just came out; how can you NOT believe this phone will be around for quite a while?

    Honestly in phone years, this phone should technically be behind the times; yet with mods and the great hardware they included it's still battling it out with the die hards to compete with phones that came out a month ago.
  15. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    Agreed, apart from the lack of dedicated GPU it's still up there hardware wise.
  16. club968

    club968 Well-Known Member

    I recently stopped using my Nexus One cause it was getting a little dated. All the newer phones are faster with more storage and I have had a N1 since release (I've had a couple due to warranty issues and a switch to AT&T from TMobile) which makes it 10 months. This is by FAR a record for me. I had my Moto Razr for 8 months. But other than that I usually keep a phone for about 1-2 months. So, as great as the N1 is for me, I finally moved to the iPhone. This is definitely a stopgap solution until the euqivalent of the Nexus Two is released....
  17. NunyaBidnez

    NunyaBidnez Well-Known Member
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    You must be rich. Most people cant afford to be so fickle about their phones. My last phone was a Motorola L7 SLVR. I had that one for 3 1/2 years. I don't plan on keeping my N1 quite as long but I do plan on getting a couple of years of service out of it.
  18. ap3604

    ap3604 Android Enthusiast

    Wow. An early termination fee every 1-2 months? ;)
  19. jonr

    jonr Newbie

    Maybe he lives in a country with civilized phone service? :cool:
  20. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    I'll revert back to stock and see what Gingerbread brings before I decide what to do. I'd really like some extra app space even with apps2sd which could be one of the main reasons to get a new device.

    I don't actually think Gingerbread will bring that much. Hope I'm wrong.
  21. NunyaBidnez

    NunyaBidnez Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Well it looks as if my concerns were for nothing. Rumor has it that Gingerbread will be released to the N1 developer phones this week, so it shouldn't be long before the rest of us get the OTA. I personally don't have the patience to wait for the OTA, so I most likely will do a manual update as soon as Gingerbread is leaked online.

    The only question that remains is whether or not we'll get Honeycomb or Ice Cream.
  22. HyperM3

    HyperM3 Android Enthusiast

    Why would you have an ETF? I buy a new phone every 4-6 months as well. I dont resign my contract, I just buy the phone and pop in the SIM. When I get bored of that phone I sell it. Thats one of the big draws to GSM, buy phone and use for however long you need by putting in SIM card.

    Since I got my N1 in March, Ive bought about 4 phones since then in the hopes of replacing it. None of them kept up so I returned them(thank you 30 day return period Best Buy) and didnt lose a dime in the process. Its also a good way to try phones to see what you like.
  23. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Android Expert

    Hyper you went to best buy and just purchased the phone outright? I bet the best buy guys were looking at you a bit strange.

    On a side note, what 4 phones? Since you are on At&t I can only guess at the Captivate, but other then that I don't know what you would switch for.
  24. HyperM3

    HyperM3 Android Enthusiast

    Not really, since I used to work there they knew what kind of a gadget geek I was. People do it more often than you think. Lets see, I bought the captivate, the Torch, Bold 9700, and most recently an HTC Surround. All were pretty much returned within a week. I had the Torch the shortest and that was 24 hours.
  25. phlojo

    phlojo Well-Known Member

    Storage can be increased by buying a different SD card.

    Not everybody wants a bigger screen; I for one don't. Most women carry their cell phone in their purse; as a guy I carry it in my pocket and I want a fairly small phone. A bigger screen also drains the battery quicker. I think the N1 is a good compromise.

    Various Motorola phones I've owned before that had a lifespan of about 2 years. For some reason something always happened around the 2 year mark. I hope the N1 lasts longer.

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