Nexus One owners are reporting that Android 2.3.4 – the Gingerbread version which reportedly brings voice chat to GTalk – has begun rolling out as an OTA update. Unfortunately the Nexus One doesn’t have a front facing camera so the rumored release of video chat through Google is absent. Nonetheless an upgrade with bug fixes and other goodies is hard to turn down, especially when others are stuck on much more archaic version of Android – don’t look a gift bot in the mouth!
Nexus One owners should pull over to the side of the road and press Menu > Settings >About Phone > System Updates to get their 2.3.4 now. Or, ya know, just be normal and update when you have a chance.
If you’re Urkeling out with a Nexus S owner wondering, “Hey, can I do that?” the answer is yes if you’ve currently got 2.3.1 or 2.3.2. Watch the video below from AndroidForums member QuantumRand who details the process and make sure to thoroughly read his “update the Nexus S to 2.3.4” instructions and let us know if you’re able to do video chat since we know that eventually you will.
We’re not responsible if your phone becomes an expensive paper weight.
If you’ve got questions regarding either phone or any upgrades, head on over to the Nexus One Forum or the Nexus S Forum at AndroidForums where you can collectively create world peace in addition to hooking up your phone however you want.
[Thanks to all who sent this in]