Yes, I have the Gingerbread

Yes, finally, I now have Gingerbread on my Google Nexus One.

The update finally came through on Friday, and I downloaded it before leaving for work and installed it.

Having used it for a while, this is no Froyo, no major changes to features. However there have been some UI changes and improvements.

The user interface is refined in many ways across the system, making it easier to learn, faster to use, and more power-efficient. A simplified visual theme of colors against black brings vividness and contrast to the notification bar, menus, and other parts of the UI. Changes in menus and settings make it easier for the user to navigate and control the features of the system and device.

It seems a little zippier and faster.

Also pleased that it is easier to manage downloaded files.

The Downloads application gives the user easy access to any file downloaded from the browser, email, or another application. Downloads is built on an completely new download manager facility in the system that any other applications can use, to more easily manage and store their downloads.

I sometimes use the Nexus One to download a podcast or an mp3 file over 3G, I can’t do that on the iPhone if the podcast file is too big. If I press play in the browser (on either the iPhone or the Nexus One) it streams, and if the connection fails then I have to restart the download. If I download the file I can then play the file as though I had transferred it over

Trying to then find that file to play it can be problematic, hoping this Downloads application will solve that issue.

So far, pleased with the upgrade.

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