OTA Android 2.3.3 Update For The Nexus S And Nexus One Rolls Out

By 09:43 Sun, 11 Jul 2021 Comments

Google announced in a tweet that an over-the-air update to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread has been rolled out for the Google Nexus S and the Google Nexus One. It’s been a long wait for Nexus One owners, as Gingerbread has been on the Nexus S for more than three months now.

The update in question will bring more NFC capabilities to the Nexus S, such as writing rewritable NFC tags and recent API support for developers to fully utilize the near-field communication chip. Various bugs and random reboots have been addressed and fixed, too.

Oh, there’s one small thing regarding Nexus S users. If you have your Facebook contacts synced, they’ll all acquire erased. Google has decided to hold this step, as Facebook doesn’t really utilize the Android contacts API to store contacts on the handset, thus making them impossible to export. Google is against that and as a result the Nexus S and future “lead devices” won’t be able to sync Facebook contacts.

As for the Nexus One, this is the first encounter (official, at least) with Gingerbread, so congrats to you, Nexus One owners. Google says that the update could hold as long as couple of weeks to hit your device, so be patient. In any case, like your reborn Nexus One.




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