The latest version of the Android smartphone operating system, AKA Gingerbread, will hit the Nexus One imminently, Google has stated, despite a mystifying delay in pushing out the update to its debut smartphone.
Hitting the UK just before Christmas, the Nexus S runs Android 2.3 out of the box, making it the first ever phone to showcase the most up-to-date iteration of the platform. Like its sucessor, the Nexus One features a so-called vanilla version of Android which isn’t adorned by phone makers’ custom skins that have caused problems pushing out system upgrades in recent months. That should’ve have ensured that Nexus One users got Gingerbread almost instantly.
Not so. Several weeks have now passed since the Nexus S dropped and there’s still nary a sign of Gingerbread for its predecessor.
However, it now looks like the wait is almost over. According to a Google insider cited by computerworld.com anyway, who apparently said there have been “no unexpected hurdles” and has reassured us that the rollout “should be starting soon”.
Of course, that doesn’t explain why there’s been a delay at all. Especially after after the last iteration update to Froyo hit the Nexus One less than a week after Google unveiled the update. Still, if you’re lucky enough to own a Nexus One you'll just have to console yourselves with the fact that owners of third-party Android phone owners face a wait of months. At the very least.
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