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Will Google provide the updates for the N1?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by LansdowneMike, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. LansdowneMike

    LansdowneMike Member
    Thread Starter

    I haven't seen this topic on the Nexus One Forum, but if it's been discussed, please provide me a link and accept my apologies. I'm still a newbie on this forum.

    As a happy G1 owner, I've been disappointed with the rate at which T-Mobile updates the system software; I've checked with Google and they are adamant that they will not provide standard (non-rooted) updates to phones sold and supported by carriers.

    So a big potential advantage of Google selling the N1 directly is that it will presumably accept responsibility for updating the system and major application software. In the rumors and gossip, I haven't seen/heard this discussed. If I buy the phone through Google and use it on T-Mobile, who is going to update my phone when 2.2 comes out?

    Mike
     


  2. harsaphes

    harsaphes Well-Known Member

    I have had two updates in a weeks time.
     
  3. Simple. No one knows.

    End of Thread.
     
  4. Phydeaux

    Phydeaux Android Enthusiast

    ok... now you're just being a troll.

    To fully understand harsaphes' comment, you need to realize he is one of the few people who has gotten their hands on a N1.
     
  5. LansdowneMike

    LansdowneMike Member
    Thread Starter

    Is that two updates on the N1 or a G1? If an N1, is it directly from Google or from the carrier? Many thanks for the information.
     
  6. harsaphes

    harsaphes Well-Known Member

    N1. From Google.
     
  7. ManMythLegend

    ManMythLegend Well-Known Member

    Considering his "im gonna get it im gonna get it....oh yeh but its through a friend of a friend of a friend so I cant say anything about it" thread hes hardly a good source.
     
  8. harsaphes

    harsaphes Well-Known Member

    what r u talking about...I never said any of those things. I came here and posted that I had the phone, used my pervious posts of the Mytouch to point out i wasnt a loser or BS'er.
     
  9. ManMythLegend

    ManMythLegend Well-Known Member

    As far as im concerned you and the other guy are attention whores.

    You go on a message board to proclaim you have an intensely rare time then give the old "oh I cant answer anything".

    The MyTouch thread you pointed to was the same thing.

    IF YOU CANT ANSWER QUESTIONS DONT START A THREAD SAYING YOU HAVE IT.
     
  10. harsaphes

    harsaphes Well-Known Member

    Hey, I dont know what your problem is or what grade of elementary school you didnt finish, but the post about the Mytouch included my photos of the phone weeks before it was released. Get a life and get your facts correct.
     
  11. ManMythLegend

    ManMythLegend Well-Known Member

    Right. Starting threads claiming you have something then saying you cant talk about it is the definition of grade school.

    At the least the other guy is making an effort.
     
  12. chaoscentral

    chaoscentral Well-Known Member

  13. harsaphes

    harsaphes Well-Known Member

    But since the phone will also be sold at the TMO store..according to the girl I deal with there, who looked over my phone, doesnt that also mean they will troubleshoot and do device exchanges?
     
  14. ManMythLegend

    ManMythLegend Well-Known Member

    Going to be frustrating for many users not knowing who the hell to call when troubleshooting is needed. I can see both sides giving users the "I dont know you have to call them".
     
  15. LansdowneMike

    LansdowneMike Member
    Thread Starter

    Not according to that leak (that your friend might not have known about yet). That's pretty clear that TMO won't be selling phones, and won't be doing exchanges. I wouldn't be surprised (just my guess) if TMO and ATT had a way to register your phone on their network without even coming in to their offices. Reminds me of the good old days with my unlocked Treo 680.
     
  16. harsaphes

    harsaphes Well-Known Member

    Interesting. Well I just switched out my Tmo sim from the mytouch and put it in the nexus. No problems
     
  17. LansdowneMike

    LansdowneMike Member
    Thread Starter

    So now we know the prices, and that Google will sell both the unlocked and TMO-contracted phones. So my initial question is still up there. I'm sure Google will provide updates for the unlocked phone, but will they handle the TMO version as well? Or will TMO buyers be stuck with TMO's support? I hope that comes out at the time of the full announcement.
     
  18. alamoe

    alamoe Android Enthusiast

    Thinking about this....i think that since it's the same phone except that you get a good deal on it if you sign a 2yr contract....the updates will probably come directly from Google. The transcribed text here, and info given by people who already have the N1 suggests that Google will have more of a hands-on approach with this phone than any previously. I think they're beginning to see that the carriers/manufacturers being responsible for updates is giving Android a bad name. The BIG question is....which carriers are gonna allow Google to do this? I think we can assume that TMO is onboard (if this is the case), but what about VZW and Sprint?
     

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