Nexus One Getting Gingerbread Update , Nexus S NFC support gets improved

Nexus S was Google’s first phone to come with Android 2.3, and after a long await, the first Google branded Android phone has got the gingerbread update. Finally.

In a Twitter post, (@GoogleNexus) said that they would be rolling out Android 2.3.3 to both Nexus S and Nexus One. However, the update would take “the next few weeks” to reach every user round the globe, they added.


  • Random reboots problem of Nexus S is fixed and brings additional NFC support to the device
  • You can edit tags or create your own NFC tags on the phone now
  • Facebook contacts disabled

Here is the official statement from Google posted on Engadget:

“We believe it is very important that users are able to control their data. So in the over-the-air update for Nexus S, we have a small change to how Facebook contacts appear on the device. For Nexus S users who downloaded the Facebook app from Android Market, Facebook contacts will no longer appear to be integrated with the Android Contacts app. Since Facebook contacts cannot be exported from the device, the appearance of integration created a false sense of data portability. Facebook contact data will continue to appear within the Facebook app. Like all developers on Android, Facebook is free to use the Android contacts API to truly integrate contacts on the device, which would allow users to have more control over their data. We are removing the special-case handling of Facebook contacts on Nexus S and future lead devices. We continue to believe that reciprocity (the expectation that if information can be imported into a service it should be able to be exported) is an important step toward creating a world of true data liberation — and encourage other websites and app developers to allow users to export their contacts as well.”