We recently released an exclusive video series on the Nexus One YouTube channel, documenting the making of the Nexus One. The 5 videos in the series, titled 'The Story,' provide a unique insight into the craftsmanship involved in producing a device like the Nexus One.
Google worked closely with HTC to capture behind the scenes action of the development and production of the Nexus One and to document the partnership between the two companies.
HTC has rarely allowed cameras into its advanced manufacturing and design facilities in Taiwan, and this is the first time that processes involved in the design, testing and manufacturing have been captured in such detail.
The videos, which contain exclusive footage captured at HTC and its partner facilities, are narrated by Erick Tseng (Lead Product Manager for Nexus One, Google), Tomasz Hasinkski (Project Manager, HTC) and Lloyd Watts (Founder, Audience). Their narration was taken from live recordings of conversations about the Nexus One.
Translatable captions have been added to all the videos, so you can watch them in more than 50 languages.
Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive an over-the-air software update on their phones. This update provides some great new features, and fixes a few problems that some users might have experienced, including:
Google Goggles: this mobile application will now be available directly on your device by launching it from your All Apps menu. Just use your Nexus One camera to start searching the web
Google Maps: the Maps application with be updated to a new version, Google Maps 3.4, which will include:
Starred items synchronized with maps.google.com - access your favorite places from your phone or computer
Search suggestions from your personal maps.google.com history - makes it easy to search for places you've searched for before
Night mode in Google Maps Navigation - automatically changes your screen at night for easier viewing and driving
Pinch-to-zoom functionality: devices will now include a new pinch-to-zoom mechanism in the phone's Browser, Gallery and Maps applications
3G connectivity: we will provide a general fix to help improve 3G connectivity on some Nexus One phones
In order to access the update, you will receive a message on your phone's notification bar. Just download the update, wait for it to install, and you should be all set. This update will be rolled out gradually to phones - and most users might not receive the notification until the end of the week. We hope you enjoy these new features and look forward to your feedback.