Android, Google Nexus One Smartphone and Android developer phone are terms which are inter-related with each other. Originally, Android Inc. developed an interesting mobile operating system called the Android. Google bought this company in the year 2005. In 2007, the mobile industry leaders and a multinational alliance of technology leaders like Google Inc., T-Mobile, HTC, Motorola and others collaborated on the development of the Android through the open handset alliance, further growing into the Android open source project. With Google spearheading the venture, it was really interesting to see how the concept grew. Google then went ahead to introduce the Nexus One.
Naturally, this Google flagship smartphone got priority over everyone else in updates of all kinds. A logical question that now arises is, with the Gingerbread OS introduced already on other phones, why is the Nexus One still not privy to the same. In the case of Apple, or Windows-based smart phones, all updates keep coming periodically, automatically to the existing devices up to the limit of the hardware capability existing within the phone.
Android is different. In the case of Apple or Windows, the users are dependent on new introductions, changes and updates on the said companies and all they need to know is how much needs to be paid. The Android Open Source Project instead has everything wide open and transparent about everything in the pipeline or ready or implemented, with all information of development and open knowhow. Here, the phone user is dependent on the manufacturer, the carrier and other factors before he gets an upgrade or an update. Android users also have the facility of many manufacturers with a wide variety of firmware at very low prices in comparison to Apple or Windows.
Probably, in the case of the Nexus One, Google wants to benefit from its new product, the Nexus S. The Nexus S has been launched with the latest OS – Gingerbread – the Android 2.3. Early January, a Tweet, also referred to Google having officially announced that Gingerbread would be coming to the Nexus One in a few weeks. Something is holding them back. Even after all these questions have been raised, Google has confirmed that Gingerbread for the Nexus One is on its way.
It is difficult to imagine why the Google or the Android team is delaying the implementation of the Gingerbread OS. The Gingerbread OS has various features, over its earlier 2.1 and Froyo updates. Better speed, better battery life, better application management, a more interesting user interface and a color scheme to add. Least but not the last, the new keyboard supporting multi-touch input and smart auto correct function, better camera management, Near Field Communication (if your hardware supports it), larger screen sizes, Internet calling – SIP based, improved camera management and file management are some of the features to look for.
The new apps integrated help better download management and even a system clipboard for cut and paste improved features. Barely has the Gingerbread been introduced, all Android users are already waiting for their new and Honeycomb OS. The application arena with the Android Open Source Project is a big eye-opener for one and all.