Google Nexus One 3G issue will not be fixed via software update
posted by Ray S. / Apr 22, 2010, 3:31 AM
Okay, let's try it one more time, just in case. Switching the Nexus One's orientation... nope... going to the other room... nope, still no solid 3G signal. Well, it doesn't work.
Here's the complete post by the Google employee - don't hate the messenger, he's just doing his job:
I've seen some recent speculation on this thread about an OTA to improve 3G connectivity and I want to give you an update on the situation.
While we are continuing to monitor user feedback regarding the 3G performance on the Nexus One, we are no longer investigating further engineering improvements at this time.
If you are still experiencing 3G issues, we recommend that you try changing your location or even the orientation of your phone, as this may help in areas with weaker coverage.
Google Nexus One Specifications | Review
source: Google Support Forums
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Glad Sprint hasn't released it yet. Also glad I have the EVO to look forward to : )
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:46 AM 0
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Signal problems with the T-Mobile device doesn't automatically translate to problems with CDMA versions for VZW and Sprint...it doesn't even guarantee the AT&T version will have those problems. With the Incredible and Supersonic on the horizon, it may not matter.
posted on Apr 23, 2010, 6:48 PM 0
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Why they didnt say,''try changing the phone'' lol
posted on Apr 22, 2010, 6:58 AM 0
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how about a warranty exchange? did they fix the issue in newer handsets or is it a severe design flaw? since the nexus is pretty much the same as the desire and incredible.. will they share the same fate?
posted on Apr 22, 2010, 10:58 AM 0
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Tim: The Evo 4g is the ONLY phone sprint has to save them (again)...rofl lmao..Sprint screw my account 6 times..idiots omac: google wont change the phone for obvious "junk" reasons..they want you to work with what you have..yea..sounds familiar?
posted on Apr 22, 2010, 10:59 AM 0
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Did you ever wonder if it was just the Carrier? I mean come on, T-Mobile has one of the smallest data networks in the US.
posted on Apr 22, 2010, 2:04 PM 0
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That's what I'm sayin...everybody blamin the Nexus One. Has T-Mobile EVER been known for data? Hell no...so I think we need to focus the attention off of Google and on to T-Mobile. You sir...get a +1 for that revelation.
posted on Apr 22, 2010, 4:07 PM 0
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yes but in thos places were t-mobile does have 3G is much faster than verizon and at&t and sprint 4G .. like for example in LA they have hspa+ which runs at 21 mbps thats much faster than sprint 4G if u ask me . o_0
posted on Apr 22, 2010, 5:53 PM 0
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Something is fishy about this. The last OTA update included a supposed "fix" for the 3g issues, but in reality it wasn't much of a fix. Since then, there has been an updated radio flash available which most have said have improved the 3g performance. Whether or not that unreleased radio flash can be considered a true "fix" or not, I don't know. I'm just surprised that the one Google employee didn't mention this.
posted on Apr 22, 2010, 6:06 PM 0
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maybe there is an underlying message here that its not the phone but the carrier? doesnt the Iphone have the same problems on gsm?
posted on Apr 22, 2010, 9:10 PM 0
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kinda, the iPhone has issues switching from 3G to Edge w/o dropping it's signal, if there's a good 3G signal, then it's solid, but when capacity gets high, and the device has to drop to Edge, that's where you run into problems.
posted on Apr 23, 2010, 5:27 PM 0
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t-mobile has the smallest 3G coverage of all of the carriers......the google nexus one looks like a good phone, but i get the feeling tht its becoming the i-phone due to how blanc the phone looks not to mention little to no updates to the phone itself. it doesnt stand out as a must-have phone (which is what the i-phone has been for YEARS lol). im lookn forward to the evo 4G anyway so this bit of news means nothing
posted on Apr 24, 2010, 10:24 AM 0
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I've owned the N1 for several months. This issue is for all carriers. If I hold my phone from the bottom (where the trackball is) it covers the antenna and will then go to Edge, then if I hold my phone by the top..it will go back to 3g and stay in 3g. Same thing happens if I hold the phone horizontally, if I cup the end near the trackball...EDGE...the problem with this...I need to hold my phone from both ends when I type horizontally. In other words, I can make my N1 go from 3G to Edge at will. It's a design flaw in the phone, the antenna needs to be rerouted and antenna power needs to be increased. Since this would mean recalling N1, Google and HTC would loose millions..instead of being on the side of the customer...they're officially ignoring this problem. It's not T-Mobile or a Software problem..it's a design problem.
posted on Apr 24, 2010, 3:21 PM 0
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I have had an N1 since Febuary and for some reason I can't seem to replicate that 3G/EDGE issue that everybody talks about. I don't have any problems with dropped calls or slow internet speeds. I average probably 700kbps DL / 600kbps UL in Sacramento. Is it only a certain batch that have this problem? My N1 is rooted though. Is that a cure for this issue? lol
posted on Apr 25, 2010, 3:11 PM 0
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Tacjam are you serious? I'v had my nexus since day one of it's release and have never experienced the 3g problem everyone is talking about. Although mine is rooted as well ? I'v tried several times to replicate the problem and nothing.
posted on Apr 26, 2010, 10:13 AM 0
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