Software Update for Nexus One

Google released an Over-The-Air update to the Nexus One last week . This update provides some great new features, and fixes a few problems that some users might have experienced, including:

Google Goggles: this mobile application will now be available directly on your device by launching it from your All Apps menu. Just use your Nexus One camera to start searching the web

Google Maps: the Maps application with be updated to a new version, Google Maps 3.4, which will include:

  • Starred items synchronized with maps.google.com – access your favorite places from your phone or computer
  • Search suggestions from your personal maps.google.com history – makes it easy to search for places you’ve searched for before
  • Night mode in Google Maps Navigation – automatically changes your screen at night for easier viewing and driving

Pinch-to-zoom functionality: devices will now include a new pinch-to-zoom mechanism in the phone’s Browser, Gallery and Maps applications

3G connectivity: we will provide a general fix to help improve 3G connectivity on some Nexus One phones

In order to access the update, you will receive a message on your phone’s notification bar. Just download the update, wait for it to install, and you should be all set. This update will be rolled out gradually to phones – and most users might not receive the notification until the end of the week. We hope you enjoy these new features and look forward to your feedback.

Fixes for Nexus One 3G issues & Touchscreen

An update on some temporary fixes for the first version of the Nexus One.

How to force a 3G Connection

Step 1

Go to phone dialer. Dial *#*#4636#*#* You might not actually see the final asterisk appear, because as soon as you hit it, your phone’s going into testing mode.

Don’t worry, this isn’t anything as serious as rooting, and you’re not going to brick your phone. Promise.

Step 2


OK, now you’re in testing mode, and you should see four options. Tap on “Phone information”

Step 3


Scroll all the way to the bottom of the “Phone information” screen.

Google to refund T-Mobile Customers $100

It now appears that after a deluge of complaints from existing t-mobile customers who had to pay $379 for the Nexus One rather than the “new customer” discounted price of $179 that Google are considering a to refund t-mobile customers of $100.

This is good news and sets straight an unfair penalty that existing t-mobile subscribers were forced to pay to get their hands on the Google Nexus One phone.

Click here for details from the T-Mobile Nexus One Support Forum

Google Nexus One Support – 3G, HTC, SDK, T-Mobile, Country Support

Some key Google Nexus One Support Questions:-

Q: T-Mobile Upgrade Eligibility: Can current T-Mobile customers buy the Google Nexus One Phone for $179?

A: At this time, only new T-mobile customers are eligible to purchase Nexus One at the discounted price of $179

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Q: 3G coverage on the Google Nexus One is poor even in areas where T-Mobile coverage is

Google Nexus One Support Issues – Telephone Support Hotline Soon?

With the high profile launch of the Nexus One followed by the teething issues around 3G coverage by T-Mobile, Wi-Fi Wireless issues, inadequate delivery information and lack of “real” customer support Google have released a statement promising improved support levels.

Google has tried to reassure