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Nexus One 3G Issues Persist
Users document odd connectivity behavior
by Karl Bode 08:47AM Friday Feb 12 2010 Tipped by Gbcue See Profile
Apparently that recent Google firmware fix for the Nexus One that was supposed to fix the device's intermittent 3G connectivity issues isn't working for everybody. According to Engadget, people continue to document the phone's inconsistent 3G problems via video. One video even goes so far as to show the phone losing a weaker 3G signal simply by holding by the bottom versus the side. On the plus side, at least Google recently launched phone support for the device, and lowered their "Equipment Recovery Fee" from $350 to $150 for those who wish to return it after their trial period is up.

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NeoandGeo

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Same thing has been happening to my Droid off and on. I can quickly fix it by turning airplane mode on and off, but it seems to be getting worse the longer I use the phone.

sapo
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Re: .

No issues on my Droid.
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NeoandGeo

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Re: .

I know, but it is representative of my actual luck in real life.

But it happens much less since I have loaded custom firmware.

ArrayList
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Re: .

which firmware you running?

asdfghjklzx5
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Hey, where are you getting custom ROM's for your phone? I have WinMo phones myself and actually make my own ROMs for it, but my wife has an Android I would like to look into maybe flashing her phone with something better that the stock crap that comes on it.
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Re: .

said by asdfghjklzx5:

Hey, where are you getting custom ROM's for your phone? I have WinMo phones myself and actually make my own ROMs for it, but my wife has an Android I would like to look into maybe flashing her phone with something better that the stock crap that comes on it.
Go to Xda-developers for custom roms

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Friend

Good friend of mine has a Nexus One and is still having this issue. He contacted Google earlier in the week with a well written email documenting the issues and what has been done to resolve it and he got a generic canned response not addressing the issue at all. His email pointed out that he has the patch installed, etc, and they basically said for him to wait for the same patch. He has been working with T-Mo to no avail and is still awaiting response from HTC. I feel bad for these individuals and hopefully a fix comes soon.

I have the Droid and have had zero issues - however, I cannot wait until VZW pushes 2.1. Any updates on when that will be? Last I heard they were going to start this week...
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NeoandGeo

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Re: Friend

They pulled that press release, saying it was premature.

I got tired of waiting and installed the Sholes.info firmware, overclocked, and will never look back.

gball
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if this is true

you would think as many phones as HTC makes they would have the antenna part figured out by now.

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Re: if this is true

said by gball:

you would think as many phones as HTC makes they would have the antenna part figured out by now.
This may be true, but Google might have mandated some special design that caused this problem. Since Google is such an important account for htc, they may have just "gone with it".
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Re: if this is true

said by Gbcue:

said by gball:

you would think as many phones as HTC makes they would have the antenna part figured out by now.
This may be true, but Google might have mandated some special design that caused this problem. Since Google is such an important account for htc, they may have just "gone with it".
I would be surprised if they did as it was supposed to be the "game changer" as to how people buy phones, the first Google phone, etc.
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Gbcue
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Re: if this is true

Yeah, but maybe Google wanted their first phone to be so specific (color changing ball, 1GHz processor, huge AMOLED screen) that it changed the way HTC designed the antenna differently so that it would work with Google's hardware standards.
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toddbs98

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Just like I-phone.

The nexus users will have to do just like the I-phone users did and wait for the next generation of phones to come out and gladly stand in line to buy a phone with a few more of the features working.Then wait another year and buy then next one with a few more features working etc. This isn't a bug but a business model copied from Apple.
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obeythelaw
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aside

from att network issues, there wasn't much said that apple poorly designed the iphone where it couldn't pick up 3g signal. if anything, people blamed att for that.

Gbcue
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Not the network

See, this wasn't a problem with T-Mobile's robust 3G network in the first place.

quote:
the phone losing a weaker 3G signal simply by holding by the bottom versus the side
Trashy.
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NeoandGeo

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Re: Not the network

It's about as robust as Megan Fox's DDD breasts.

iLive4Fusion
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In a lot of areas it's tmobiles not so robust network. AT&T isn't having this issue in many markets becuase of them deploying 3G on high quality 850mhz which works indoors muh better than aws like tmobile uses
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Bill Neilson
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I'm still at a loss for words at how

Google thought they could NOT offer phone support on the 1st day it came out.

asdfghjklzx5
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Android?

My wife has a Motorola Cliq. While I think Android is a cool OS with a pretty decent interface, her phone has been very unstable. On a typical day she has to soft reset the thing multiple times, due to issues ranging from total lockup, to the touch screen going crazy and acting like it's being pressed repeatedly in random locations.

She's visited a few forums and apparently other Cliq users are experiencing the same issues she is. Supposedly they are going to be addressed by an update to the Cliq.

I have to wonder if these radio issues are simply related to Android OS being a tad bit unstable.
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FastiBook

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Newtown, PA

I can only say....

If apple (or anyone else) made a phone with these issues people would be jumping all over them. You android folks sure are tolerant of major screwups like serious 3G issues on a 3G phone...

That being said, sorry you folks are having issues any phone should be tested more before being released.

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RiseAbove
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Anybody try the other trick...

and by that I mean turning the phone to auto select network, meaning either 2g or 3G? I know some nexus one people who were having trouble and no 3g bars at their place and then they did the trick mentioned in a forum about just letting the phone pick the network instead of forcing it into 3g and it cleared right up. I have heard some people using this trick and it working perfectly.
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