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Google Nexus One getting Android 2.3 'in the coming weeks'

The Nexus One: not forgotten
The Nexus One: not forgotten

Like a family with a newborn baby, the Google Nexus S is overshadowing its older Nexus One brother - but that doesn't mean the upgrades are going to stop for the sibling.

The Nexus One has already been confirmed as getting the Android 2.3 update at some point, and that time has been set for early Q1 2011.

The following announcement over on the official Google Nexus Twitter page confirmed the upgrade:

"The Gingerbread OTA for Nexus One will happen in the coming weeks. Just hang tight!"

Hang tight?

Hardly the most revealing Tweet ever Twotted, but at least Nexus One owners won't feel too upset at having to wait ages for the new Android update.

The Google Nexus One is relatively similar to the Nexus S in terms of specs: 1GHz processor (although Qualcomm rather than Samsung's Hummingbird) and large high-res screen, so we should hope it's not too much of a jump to port the new platform to the original Nexus.

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.