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Google Says Partial Nexus One 3G Fix On the Way

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Jan 25, 2010, 10:04 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today Google indicated that it has discovered the root cause of the Nexus One's difficulty in connecting to T-Mobile's 3G network. Part of the problem is due to a software error in the Nexus One's 3G radio. Another part of the reason some customers are experiencing poor 3G performance is due to T-Mobile's smaller 3G footprint. T-Mobile's 3G network is much smaller than those of AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. Google said it is working with HTC to develop a software fix for the radio of the Nexus One, and may have an over-the-air update ready as soon as next week. The software update will not, however, improve the 3G coverage provided by T-Mobile.

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Jan 26, 2010, 1:07 AM


"The software update will not, however, improve the 3G coverage provided by T-Mobile."

Yeah really. It's like DUH...

T-Mobile's 3G network has grown and is still growing by leaps and bounds.

That being said, it would be nice to have a little bit of non-prejudice news. It seems like PhoneScoop does everything in its power to bash...
Azeron said:
"The software update will not, however, improve the 3G coverage provided by T-Mobile."


I laughed. Smile
I completely agree with the OP. Whoever wrote that bit is absurdly unecessarily biased and that whole "t mobile's 3g network" bit was uncalled for.

A company's 3g coverage is NOT a component of the phone. Whoever the person was that wrote this cl...

Jan 28, 2010, 4:43 PM

Can I report this article to the Moderator?

Laughing Wow! Did you really need to take a little jab at the end there? What does that matter to the article

Jan 25, 2010, 10:18 PM

cant just blame company--

gotta blame the idiots who bought a phone that the company cant comment on nor give info for...

that right there says *hey dont trust this phone*
Its just like when people buy unlocked phones and use them on Tmobile. Google is doing their part to fix the software. Anyone who bought a nexus one really has no right to complain about poor 3G coverage, since the only people getting the nexus one ri...
What!? Obviously you do not understand what it means to get an unlocked phone.

Jan 26, 2010, 12:33 PM

200mil vs 230mil = much smaller?

Att's 3g network reaches 230 million people, T-Mobile's covers 200 million people. This is really MUCH smaller? I don't think 15% more coverage is MUCH. I will take the HSPA and 15% smaller 3g coverage area over an overcongested bogged down 3g network anyday of the week. Very Happy
they reached 200 mil on dec 25th the end of the yr (31st) they were at 205 mil....

in fact now...its at 215 mil pops....REALLY NOT A BIG DIFFERENCE
"T-Mobile's 3G network is much smaller than those of AT&T, Sprint and Verizon"

you're are exactly right when it comes to AT&T, but consider sprint and verizons 3g coverage. Anyone got some factual numbers for us?

I do agree with the biased repo...

Jan 26, 2010, 9:54 AM


my phone was already blazing fast!! Drooling

Jan 25, 2010, 10:15 PM


maybe they should have thought of that before they went with T mobile
Does Android have the ability to swtich from 3G to EDGE?
Going with AWS is actually a pretty smart idea (for both the NexusOne and the Nokia N900), although there is a high risk/reward factor. The phone isn't intended to be a mass market product (at least not yet) as much as it is meant to show the ultimate...
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