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OTA update for Android 2.3.3 is being pushed out to the Nexus S & One

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OTA update for Android 2.3.3 is being pushed out to the Nexus S & One
Call it perfecting timing or something, but the over-the-air update for Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread is miraculously being pushed out to the Google Nexus One and Nexus S!

Although Nexus S owners might not be too overly excited about this one, Nexus One owners on the other hand, are going to be extremely ecstatic because it’s a long time coming. It was only a few days ago when we reported that the Gingerbread update for the handset was going to land “within the next few days” – which interestingly enough was moved up from being available in “the coming weeks.”

Specific to the Nexus S, the onset of Android 2.3.3 brings along some new near-field communication (NFC) capabilities, but it essentially turns the aging Nexus One into a whole new device. As it stands right now, the OTA process is commencing as we speak, but it’ll take approximately several weeks before it gets out to every single device out there. Regardless, we sure know that there are going to be some happy Nexus One owners out there – especially when they’ve held onto the handset for so long now; in spite of some respectable new hardware launching very shortly.

source: Twitter via Android Central

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posted on 22 Feb 2011, 22:10

1. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

oh thats nice -__- me and my motorola charm shall stay with android 2.1 forever -__-

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 22:50

2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Sadly Luis that's the best your phone will get. They forgot about low end devices all together and want you to best their latest phones.

The updates are to try to keep nexus and nexus s up float.

posted on 23 Feb 2011, 03:42

3. cheetah2k (Posts: 1746; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

Hold on to your horses peoples.. Its going to be a long wait to get the NS OTA while they roll it out to specific dev devices first... and then the rest of us.

posted on 23 Feb 2011, 13:51

4. RobC (unregistered)

Or, you can just root your phone and put Gingerbread on it yourself like I did with my Eris. Unless Moto locked the bootloader on the Charm too... damn Moto.

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