As we anticipated over the weekend, Vodafone will begin selling the Nexus One from today. In a move echoing its original release in the US, it's only going to be available online.
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Nexus One owners should receive an over-the-air update soon that brings multitouch gestures, a better Maps app and improved 3G connectivity. "Soon" is relative, though. If you're tired of waiting, a five-minute, legitimate procedure can update your phone right now.
It isn't officially available in Australia, but we figured you'd want to know anyway for future reference: Nexus One users are getting an over-the-air update on their phones, starting today, that will bring multi-touch, pinch-to-zoom functionality to the device.
It might suck that Google's Nexus One phone isn't being sold to Australia, but there's an upside of sorts: where the phone is available, customers are finding Google's email-based support for the device a little lacking.
The new Nexus One is a sleek, awesome handset, but the most important ingredient in touchscreen smartphones is software. The screen is just a canvas that software paints on, and Android 2.1 is a work of art.
Google's new Nexus One phone has been all over the news today, but the news for Aussies isn't all that good: you can't buy the phone direct from Google right now, and the only commitment the Big G will make to a release date is "soon".
Following up on our Monday morning roundup of "Google Phone"/Nexus One news, we thought we'd offer (just) one more bunch of news.