Well, this is a bummer. We understand some of you may not have any problems whatsoever with your 3G (seriously, please don’t attack me in the comment section this time), but there are still a significant amount of people out there longing for strong 3G to play nice with their Google Nexus One.
Unfortunately, Google seems to have done all they can. Ry Guy – A Google employee tasked with communicating with users on Google’s official forums – chimed in to update us on Google’s efforts to get their radio signals acting straight:
I’ve seen some recent speculation on this thread about an OTA to improve 3G connectivity and I want to give you an update on the situation.
While we are continuing to monitor user feedback regarding the 3G performance on the Nexus One, we are no longer investigating further engineering improvements at this time.
If you are still experiencing 3G issues, we recommend that you try changing your location or even the orientation of your phone, as this may help in areas with weaker coverage.
This doesn’t mean that Nexus One is done receiving updates, though (nor does he say anything about 3G improvements being dead forever), but for the time being you’ll just have to “deal” with it. On the plus side, he seems to suggest that twisting and turning your phone could garner better results. I’m not sure if that’s good enough for you, but it’s something.
On another note: this could be what’s taking the Nexus One so long to make its way to other carriers (like the American CDMA ones). I’m sure Google and HTC are working diligently to improve their hardware, and hopefully we’ll see a refresh of devices on the GSM side, as well.