Google Nexus One arrives in Singapore

Since a few weeks the new Android 2.1 (!) running phone is available in some countries (US, Germany,HKG, Singapore) solely by mailorder from US . I saw some shops in selling it in Sim Lim (not according to Google’s “law” though). I can dive straight into Eclaire hacking now.
Hint: The docking station comes optional. If you order it, you wont need the additional power adapter, it comes with one. Also the USB/power plug is different to the previous htc developer phone (aka G1) !

Some pictures from the box opening ceremony:

Google Nexus One

Google Nexus One - Whats in the box ?

Google Nexus One - Whats in the box ?

Google Nexus One

Update to Android 1.6

Using the HTC developer phone the update to Android 1.6 will most probably the last one you can run on this device. Version 2.0 will not run on it (officially)
To update the version from 1.5 to 1.6 you follow the same steps as in my previous blog entry about Android update (link) using the lastest files from HTC (link):

  • Radio Image: ota-radio-2_22_19_26I.zip (same file as for 1.5)
  • Recovery Image: signed-dream_devphone_userdebug-ota-14721.zip

The release notes of 1.6 (from September 2009) you find at android.com.

If you dare to walk outside the standard path, go to Cyanogen.com for a homebew, but popular mod.