Google Rolling Out Android 2.3.3 To Nexus S & Nexus One

Just moments ago, Google announced via Twitter that the Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3) update is now rolling out to Nexus S and Nexus One users. While Nexus S owners already got a taste of the scrumptious gingerbread treat, Nexus One owners are (finally) receiving their promised Gingerbread update.

For Nexus S owners, Google states that the Android 2.3.3 update will put an end to those random reboots users were experiencing, as well as add full NFC support.

Google says to be patient and expect the update in the next few weeks. We’ll let you know when there’s a manual download link available for those of you anxious to get your hands on the updated build.

[Via Google Nexus Twitter]

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  • Anonymous

    Meanwhile the rest of us are still stuck on 2.2. :(

    • Anonymous

      Vibrant?

      • Ktwist

        If you were replying “Vibrant?” to Derrickps3, he is probably talking about when Samsung told everyone the Behold 2 was getting 2.1 upgrade. Remember all the disappointed Behold 2 customers that didn’t want to get the Vibrant because they got shafted on there update, 3 strikes your out SAMSUNG!! Better not F us over on the Galaxy s2!

        • Matlock

          If I remember correctly the Vibrant got its update, and was the first of the U.S. Galaxy S devices to get it! so all of you should just stop crying! yeah, it came later then expected, but guess what? they released the update!

        • Fredrik Coulter

          My Vibrant is running 2.2, downloaded from Samsung’s Kies (or whatever) service. My phone wasn’t rooted and all I had to do was attach it to my computer after installing Samsung’s software.

          I don’t know if it was the first Galaxy S phone to be updated in the United States.

          However, I’ve had 2.2 on my phone for almost a month, and I’m bored. I feel left behind. I want to start bitching about my Vibrant not having 2.3 yet.

          Come on. Does Samsung expect it’s users to be happy sitting on a single Android version for an entire month. They need to pump them out faster.

          And ultimately, the issue rests with Google. Why not release a new version of Android once a week? They can do it. (Heck with quality control…)

          Faster…

          Faster..

          Faster.

        • Fredrik Coulter

          My Vibrant is running 2.2, downloaded from Samsung’s Kies (or whatever) service. My phone wasn’t rooted and all I had to do was attach it to my computer after installing Samsung’s software.

          I don’t know if it was the first Galaxy S phone to be updated in the United States.

          However, I’ve had 2.2 on my phone for almost a month, and I’m bored. I feel left behind. I want to start bitching about my Vibrant not having 2.3 yet.

          Come on. Does Samsung expect it’s users to be happy sitting on a single Android version for an entire month. They need to pump them out faster.

          And ultimately, the issue rests with Google. Why not release a new version of Android once a week? They can do it. (Heck with quality control…)

          Faster…

          Faster..

          Faster.

        • DezbossZ

          nd just saying if the google nexus one jus getting its update you really think other phones will get it ….im sure after the nexus one other phones will get It

    • Derrickps3

      lol thats why i am done with samsung, after the behold 2 lie…i vowed to never own another samsung made phone again

    • Derrickps3

      lol thats why i am done with samsung, after the behold 2 lie…i vowed to never own another samsung made phone again

      • Anonymous

        Too bad for you you’re missing out on a great phone Nexus S has the least problems of any android without root and custom rom.

    • JayOne

      Believe me there is nothing revolutionary or important on 2.3….honeycomb and ice cream however different story.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

    There’s always a good reason why I buy/keep Nexus family.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

    There’s always a good reason why I buy/keep Nexus family.

    • Nexus Eddie

      Same here although the it was really hard to pass on the G2. I still want it even though I have the Nexus S

    • http://www.dolphinfree.net Tenkely

      Agreed!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZTG3LOOZWD5UXTHE46SD2NCV6Y Chris

    I want gingerbread on my G2! D:

    • http://twitter.com/iAmTy Ty [EMC??xGeek]

      it’ll come. lucky for you the g2 is a google phone. lol

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZTG3LOOZWD5UXTHE46SD2NCV6Y Chris

        but like i said earlier…the mytouch is a google based phone since it has android os. the g2 is technically not a google phone since it wasnt created by google, it was made by htc but has stock android 2.2

        • Matlock

          Its considered a google experience device, because it runs “stock” Android! Supposedly the G2 will be seeing Gingerbread sometime next month!

          as for the Mytouch 4G, it is an Android device with a customised U.I., so Google has nothing to do with it! so it wont get updates from Google, like the G2, but from HTC because of the Sense UI

    • J-Hop2o6

      Gingerbread is already on the G2.. I have it on my G2.. go flash a custom rom (CM7).

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/index.php?title=HTC_Vision

    • J-Hop2o6

      Gingerbread is already on the G2.. I have it on my G2.. go flash a custom rom (CM7).

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/index.php?title=HTC_Vision

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZTG3LOOZWD5UXTHE46SD2NCV6Y Chris

    I want gingerbread on my G2! D:

  • http://twitter.com/josemedina1983 Jose Medina

    Bad thing we have to wait more. you guys should cover more News on T-mobile compatible devices.

    • Nexus Eddie

      These are T-Mobile compatible devices.

    • Nexus Eddie

      These are T-Mobile compatible devices.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      I think we do our best to cover those devices which are T-Mobile compatible…there aren’t tons of them. There are still only small portions of companies which will make either two different handsets or pentaband handsets as of yet.

      • J-Hop2o6

        Don’t forget to mention this David: http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/22/google-disables-contact-sync-in-facebook-for-android-only-nexus/

        “Google disables contact sync in Facebook for Android 2.3.3, but only Nexus S for now”

        Basically Google wants to disable temporarily until FB abides by Googles Contacts API.

      • J-Hop2o6

        Don’t forget to mention this David: http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/22/google-disables-contact-sync-in-facebook-for-android-only-nexus/

        “Google disables contact sync in Facebook for Android 2.3.3, but only Nexus S for now”

        Basically Google wants to disable temporarily until FB abides by Googles Contacts API.

        • Anonymous

          Is that why I couldn’t create new contacts based on FB info? good to know.

      • http://twitter.com/josemedina1983 Jose Medina

        Maybe I’m wrong but I didn’t see any post of the Nokia N8 or C6-01 and the other symbian devices (not that any one cares about symbian) but I think is worth a mention. I do think you guys do a absolutely awesome job covering T-Mo devices, every time I summit a news I get a quick response even though I got shot down LOL but you guys are on top of things.

    • http://twitter.com/iAmTy Ty [EMC??xGeek]

      =/
      they are both t-mobile phones….

    • http://twitter.com/iAmTy Ty [EMC??xGeek]

      =/
      they are both t-mobile phones….

      • http://twitter.com/josemedina1983 Jose Medina

        I meant devices like Dell Venue (android), Nokia N8,Nokia C6-01,Nokia C7,E7,BB Pearl 3g,Xpedia X10,Motorola XT720. This devices are Unlock compatible devices with Tmo-3g that MAYBE didn’t get any mentions here but I might be wrong or maybe because you can only buy them on ebay or online retail stores outside the US.

        • Anonymous

          I recall each and EVERY one of those getting a mention here on Tmo-news.

  • Darren

    Maybe when this finally comes for the G2 my random freeze ups will stop and I won’t have to remove my battery to reboot

    • J-Hop2o6

      flash a custom rom (CM7).

    • J-Hop2o6

      flash a custom rom (CM7).

  • http://twitter.com/iAmTy Ty [EMC??xGeek]

    dang i wish the mytouch was made by google! =(

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZTG3LOOZWD5UXTHE46SD2NCV6Y Chris

      technically it’s google based (android platform) so you should get 2.3 in the future

      • J-Hop2o6

        or flash a custom rom (CM7) now with Gingerbread.. I have it on my G2.

      • J-Hop2o6

        or flash a custom rom (CM7) now with Gingerbread.. I have it on my G2.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Yu/100000989859895 Simon Yu

        Could* but due to the 1st gen hardware it can’t.

        • J-Hop2o6

          oops.. I thought u was talking about the MT4G.. time for an upgrade by now.

        • J-Hop2o6

          oops.. I thought u was talking about the MT4G.. time for an upgrade by now.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Yu/100000989859895 Simon Yu

        Could* but due to the 1st gen hardware it can’t.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZTG3LOOZWD5UXTHE46SD2NCV6Y Chris

        btw…the 1st gen mytouch will probably only get up to 2.2 which it is at now

        • Anonymous

          Its extremely old hardware so thats understandable.

      • Andr01d

        that argument would make sense if it wasnt for manufacturer skins, carrier delays etc.
        theres something to be said when 2 out of >100 android phones have the latest version 2.3 and shocker its the nexus line!

    • Antbankz23

      NEXUS ONE is HTC and NEXUS S is SAMSUNG so techniclly speaking google doesn’t make phones. . .

      • Anonymous

        Technically speaking you are right but in technical terms those are each google development devices supported by google who used HTC, Samsung, and Motorola to aid in making the devices .

      • Anonymous

        Technically speaking you are right but in technical terms those are each google development devices supported by google who used HTC, Samsung, and Motorola to aid in making the devices .

      • DezbossZ

        just saying the hardware is made from thoose companies but internal is all google besides the battery

    • Anonymous

      The original Mytouches were. Pre 3GSlide mytouches were all Google development devices including the G1

  • Nexus Eddie

    Ive never had a random reboot on my one month old Nexus S but I hope it will fix the random WiFi/3g/EDGE loss. Its annoying having to put it on Airplane more to reset the connection.

  • Sharper77

    I have a nexus s, but I never experienced random reboots. The only problem I have its the accelerometer not working 100% of the time. It annoys the hell out of me. Anyone else experiencing this issue with their nexus s??

    • Nexus Eddie

      Yeah it has happened to me a couple times.

    • Nexus Eddie

      Yeah it has happened to me a couple times.

    • N900_Nexus_S

      I think there’s a bug in facebook App which causes the accelerometer to get stuck in potrait orientation. This is just my observation. Try force quiting faceboook to see if it begins to work afterwards. A reboot will also help.

      Do you have LauncherPro installed?

      • Sharper77

        I don’t have a facebook app, and I don’t have launcherpro. I don’t want to install any of them. I like the stock android that is already on it. I exchanged it twice because I thought they were defective units. But here is my third nexus and I see it’s still happening so it’s obviously a software problem. Other than this problem, nexus s is the best phone out right now!!!!!

  • Youngt82

    Us mytouch slide owners are still stuck on 2.1 :’( smh

    • ChocolateRain

      Yeah, my Red MT Slide is ready for an upgrade. Been a few weeks since TMO News even addressed the issue. I may just root it…it seems to be the best way to be honest. Would would be the best way to do so? Kinda gettin’ a bit impatient.

  • http://twitter.com/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    This is so funny…lol. I am really looking forward to something new.

  • http://twitter.com/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    This is so funny…lol. I am really looking forward to something new.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucas-LeCompte/47912789 Lucas LeCompte

    if you want any android OS, the best way to get it is to root and flash a rom. The manufactures and carries take to long to push it out, and usually mess it up.

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely Lucas…. but while I am a fan of rooting and updating, most people can’t do it, even if it’s three clicks easy as it was on my HD2 (that was given a “stay of execution,” aka selling it on eBay, after I converted into an “Evo” by installing Android 2.2 with Adobe Flash 10.1).

    • habaneroedg2

      By far the best way… i have had gingerbread 2.3.2 on my g2 for about two weeks

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucas-LeCompte/47912789 Lucas LeCompte

    if you want any android OS, the best way to get it is to root and flash a rom. The manufactures and carries take to long to push it out, and usually mess it up.

  • Anonymous

    I guess this is vindication for those in here who said the reason they bought a Nexus One or Nexus S was to be assured they would get the latest versions of Android.

    That’s a good thing, for sure. However, I would not want a Nexus S for that reason, simply because it does not have a microSD slot. That’s a serious omission for me, I like too much the ability to swap chips, still use my 8 GB chips, or to take on trips a 16 GB chip or two with lots of movies, music and not having to worry about space remaining to shoot HD video.

    I duly note that to others getting the latest iteration of Android is paramount over having external storage. Just a matter of preference isn’t it. And for sure, those are two very nice phones. I’d buy a Nexus One to add it to my collection if it wasn’t still so expensive. It continue to command $350+ on eBay which is a phenomenal price for phone that debuted in 2009 and went on sale over 13 months ago.

  • Quailallstar

    Waiting for custom roms of this for my Samsung Galaxy S (vibrant) :)

    • Anonymous

      Chompin at the bit. The Vibrant may keep evolving until Christmas especially with the Galaxy S 4G being out with its native FFC support. Come on XDA!

  • Mike Jones

    Remember when they said the G2 Was going to be Vanilla like, and get first dibs on updates, also? lol

    • Anonymous

      They will but Development devices always come first of which G2 unlike the G1 is not a development device so soon after N1 and NS they will be first non dev devices with it.

    • Anonymous

      They will but Development devices always come first of which G2 unlike the G1 is not a development device so soon after N1 and NS they will be first non dev devices with it.

  • 216ant

    Cant wait to port it over to the hd2

  • 216ant

    Cant wait to port it over to the hd2

    • Anonymous

      Everything gets ported to the HD2 and for that I would call it the most powerful device even now with it being years old.

    • Anonymous

      Everything gets ported to the HD2 and for that I would call it the most powerful device even now with it being years old.

  • Jonathan3579

    I have been checking in like crazy but I’m still “up to date” for the moment. :( I’m hoping a manual download link becomes available soon. I laughed at not having reboots til 1 phone call caused it to reboot 5 times in a row.

  • Jonathan3579

    I have been checking in like crazy but I’m still “up to date” for the moment. :( I’m hoping a manual download link becomes available soon. I laughed at not having reboots til 1 phone call caused it to reboot 5 times in a row.

  • Fred

    I talked with Motorola and they said they no longer plan to upgrade the xt720 stuck with 2.1 forever. A phone only out 6 months should be supported longer I feel, I will be looking for better companies to deal with.

    • Anonymous

      The bad choice was choosing a non verizon motorola device. Motorola only cares about Verizon.

      • Philosoraptor

        IMO Google is at fault for not having a plan making sure all phones can be updated. People scream at the phone makers right now but I think it’s only a matter of time before people wise up and realize this is an Andriod problem, not a HTC/Samsung/Motorola problem.

        • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

          Google simply can’t do that and still allow customization. All androids would be the same and then we’d have a WP7 case that doesn’t work where the only thing that changes is the hardware, IMO the best thing about android is the variety and with google not putting any limits on devices lets carriers go wild with design. Google can’t make sure all devices run the most up to date as most devices run modified versions of android. This is a manufacturer issue as they add the customizations and are actually the ones responsible as google doesn’t have any handle on the hardware that runs android.

        • Philosoraptor

          Manufacturers created this problem because Google let them. I don’t see the problem with running vanilla Andriod on all phones and only allowing for manufacturer custom apps/widgets.

          It’s really about the money. The manufacturers and t-mobile know they aren’t going to update your phone, and in many cases, your only real option for an update is to buy a new phone. It’s frustrating to say the least.

    • Anonymous

      The bad choice was choosing a non verizon motorola device. Motorola only cares about Verizon.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EVYBM3M5N4KOCHH3RVVA3ZLI7Q Mark

    lol crazy idea: if HTC continued to create the Nexus Line for Google, it would be like having an IPhone except it is Android. Why? Because these phones gets the update quite earlier than any other Android phones. Its like calling it “exclusive” phones but yet again, it is not XD

    • Like My Comment @@#$%**

      HTC made the nexus one. Samsung made the nexus S. I see where you are going with this though.

      • Null

        They should have stuck with HTC making the phone. >.>

        • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

          Not at all…. Samsung did a wayyyyyyyyy better job. Go take a look at all the issues the N1 had and compare it to this NS and you tell me whose hardware was better based on fact rather than opinion.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Uh Oh… Another update fiasco. This wont end well.

  • Anonymous

    I shall expect mine to be here Friday around 9pm as thats the day and time I received my first two updates. Two days after announcements.

  • Ondawire

    I’m a nexus one owner and you know what, who really cares about the 2.3.3.5.9.8 whaterver. Why is it that AT&T came out with the first dual core phone “the motorola atrix” and t.mobile is still playing around with over hyped samsung phones that don’t even have led flashes. PLEASE T.MOBILE lets get it together and stop talking about landing big time phones that are no where near the competitors phones. When I got that nexus one back in jan 2010 it was months ahead of the competition and now we are falling behind competitors that don’t even have full fledge 4g (or HSPA+) since thats what we call it. Just saying……

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      If you want that POS motoblur device why don’t you leave t-mobile and go get it? Not everyone cares about a feature that isn’t even supported by the OS hell people don’t even know the hardware specs aside from advertised specs. There are already so much wrong with the Atrix one its made by motorola and not on verizon also meaning updates are gonna be slow, locked bootloader which means slower time getting root, motoblur gonna cause lag and a whole bunch of other issues, Quit your whining, Just saying….. Our high end phones surpass the power of other phones Evo included, Droid’s included for the sole reason that the bootloader still hasn’t been unlocked or decrypted. Please go elsewhere with your complaining.

      • Ondawire

        To Jamille first off who said what about verizon. if you can read, and i am hoping that you can. I said AT&T came out with the first dual core phone. FYI the dual core processor is two (2) chips inside your phone that make it process information faster. Who said anything about rooting and updating. Wow! You are totally lost in comprehension in regards to what I said. Get it together Jamille, or better yet if you still have a flip phone, slide phone or maybe a samsung with no led flash phone then I understand your confusion. Just saying……..

  • Anonymous

    Hey! You can now manually update the nexus one to 2.3.3 -see here

    http://phandroid.com/2011/02/24/manually-update-your-nexus-one-to-android-2-3-3-gingerbread/

  • Anonymous

    Hey! You can now manually update the nexus one to 2.3.3 -see here

    http://phandroid.com/2011/02/24/manually-update-your-nexus-one-to-android-2-3-3-gingerbread/

  • Flyingrequin
  • Flyingrequin

    Download the file in link provided.
    http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/google_crespo/98f3836cef9e.signed-soju-GRI40-from-GRH78C.98f3836c.zip

    Move the file to SD card

    Power off your Nexus S.

    Turn on your Nexus S while holding down the Volume Up button.

    From the bootloader screen that appears, scroll down to recovery and press the Power button.

    Wait for the triangle with an exclamation symbol to appear. Once the symbol shows up, press the Power and Volume Up button at the same time.

    From the list of options that appear, select update.

  • Meagan

    I got to see/hold/envy a Atrix, Thunderbolt, and Evo being sold at Target. All have LED flash and some with duo LED flash… along with a great feel.
    Out of pity, I pick up(to hold) the Tmobile Samsung 4G, no LED flash, and didn’t have a sleek quality looking/feeling.

    I don’t care that the Atrix may be just a big gimmick with the laptop. But it is still cool with a duo core 1ghz tegra with 1gb ram. Lets hope a mobile like Atrix keeps pushing the limits of upcoming mobiles.

    • Ondawire

      Meagan your right. I totally agree. The atrix isn’t even an HTC phone. If you are an adroid user ONLY BUY PHONES THAT ARE HTC PHONES. I have the nexus one and the main reason i didn’t buy the nexus s is because its a samsung phone not an htc phone. I do hope that the atrix begins the trend of dual core processing phones. My friends at T Mobile tell me that we are coming out with one real soon called the pyramid or something like that and it WILL BE AN HTC DUAL CORE PHONE.