Google Nexus One customers could finally have a fix to at least one of their problems. Google says it will soon release a patch that will improve the spotty 3G coverage that has left many Nexus One customers frustrated.
“Our engineers have uncovered specific cases for which a software fix should improve connectivity to 3G for some users,” a Google employee commented on the company’s Nexus One forum.”We are testing this fix now and initial results are positive.”
Google hopes to offer the fix as a software update by wireless download to Nexus One users in “the next week or so.”
Nexus One is the first Android 2.1 mobile phone that is sold direct to customers or with a contract in US T-mobile at $180. The no subsidy versoin costs $530.
Complains were spotty 3G coverage which drops to the slower EDGE network in use. Google isn’t promising that all Nexus phones will be fixed with its update. “It may be, however, that users are experiencing problems as a result of being on the edge or outside of 3G coverage, which a product fix cannot address,” says the Google employee.