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The first Nexus One update will start rolling out any time soon. This contains various fixes and enhancements including:

  • 3G stability improvements
  • Multitouch
  • Google Maps V 3.4
  • Google Goggles

There have been various glitches reported with the Nexus One since its launch - some of which are not mentioned in this update, such as the screen losing its touch and car bluetooth problems, but perhaps the worst was 3G being described as "spotty". This was noticeable where the signal strength fluctuated wildly - even when in a desk next to a G1 which held a rock steady 3 bars, for example.

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A tasty little news item for your delectation has just arrived ;-) In keeping with Googles madcap dessert-themed Android release names, Engaget has the scoop (ho ho!) that the next Android release is codenamed "Froyo", short for "Frozen Yoghurt". For those unaware, this is the latest in an alphabetic progression of codenames which brought us Cupcake, Donut and the current Eclair releases. There's no word on release dates, but most likely if the if the tradition in the Googleplex is good to go by, you might get a clue by watching their lawns for a huge delivery around May ;-)

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Great news for G1 owners (in the US at least) - true to their word, the updates just keep on coming from Google. This time it's the hugely anticipated Maps Navigation app, the one originally announced for Android 2.0 to ... Android 1.6! This is the same app which caused such upset when first announced and had more than a few G1 owners worrying their trusty first generation handset was already consigned to the scrap heap.

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The Android Market is to get a long-awaited update, according to Googles Eric Chu in a recent Android Developers blog posting. issues such as lacking screenshots, better descriptions and app promotion are all to be addressed in the upcoming 1.6 version. The Market is also to get 4 new subcategories - sports, health, theme and comics, all of which is aimed at making the whole experience for users and developers a lot easier.